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SCIENTIFIC SCOOP ON GOSSIP OFFERED

Want to learn about gossip? (In a scholarly, academic way, of course!) The Department of Psychology is presenting a colloquium on the Evolutionary Psychology of Gossip, by Dr. Frank McAndrew from Knox College, a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Ill. McAndrew will discuss his research project that led to the article Of Tabloids and Family Secrets: The Evolutionary Psychology of Gossip, which was published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. The free public colloquium will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in room 122 in the Life Science Building, 501 S. Nedderman Drive.
   

UT ARLINGTON CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS BUILDING RECEIVES AWARD FOR BEST DESIGN

The University of Texas at Arlington's new Chemistry and Physics Building, designed by the Dallas office of Perkins and Will, has been awarded the best design in Higher Education for 2006 by Texas Construction magazine. More
   

UT ARLINGTON HOST OF 2006 JOINT MEETING FOR PHYSICS EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS

UT Arlington is hosting the Fall 2006 Major Joint Meeting of the Texas Sections of the American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers, Zone-13 of the Society of Physics Students, Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics, National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and National Society of Black Physicists, from Oct. 5 through 7. More
   

MavBalls

For the start of the 2006-2007 season, the NBA is changing their official game balls. For many years the league had been using leather basketballs, which showed a great deal of variation from ball to ball. More
   

BIOLOGY PROFESSOR TO HELP SHAPE FEDERAL POLICY ON INVASIVE SPECIES

The University of Texas at Arlington Honors College Dean and Professor of Biology Dr. Robert McMahon has been named by the U.S. Department of Interior as a member of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC), More
   

CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR NAMED TO EDITORIAL BOARD

Dr. Rasika Dias of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been appointed to the editorial advisory board of Inorganic Chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry is published by the American Chemical Society and is the premier journal in that field.
   

NOBEL LAUREATE TO DELIVER PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE IN PHYSICS

Nobel Laureate David M. Lee from Cornell University will deliver the Presidential Lecture in Physics at the Physics Colloquium at 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2007 in the Planetarium in the Chemistry and Physics Building. He will speak on Matrix Isolated Free Radicals: Chemistry and Physics Below 3 K. More
   

NOBEL LAUREATE TO DELIVER PRESIDENTIAL PUBLIC LECTURE IN PHYSICS

Nobel Laureate David M. Lee from Cornell University will deliver the Presidential Public Lecture in Physics titled Superfluidity, a Century of Discovery on January 25 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 100, Nedderman Hall. A reception will follow the presentation at 5 p.m. More
   

ACTIVE LEARNING WORKSHOP

Thursday, February 1, 2007. 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Nedderman Hall, Room 100. Prof. David Hanson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, SUNY - Stony Brook. The POGIL Approach to Active Learning. Refreshments will be served at 2:00, and the workshop will begin at 2:30. Faculty from across the university are invited to attend. Sponsored by the College of Science and the Office of the Provost.
   

SCIENCE EDUCATION WORKSHOP SERIES

Friday, February 2, 2007. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Life Science Building, Room 100. Prof. David Hanson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, SUNY - Stony Brook. Implementing POGIL Techniques in a Science Classroom. Refreshments will be served at 3:00.
   

UT ARLINGTON GENOME RESEARCHER AWARDED GRANT FROM NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

ARLINGTON-Assistant Professor of Biology and member of the Genome Biology Group Dr. Cedric Feschotte has been awarded a research grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institute of Health (NIH). The title of the project is: "Human DNA transposons: evolutionary history and genomic impact" and the total amount of this five-year award is $811,000. Feschotte is the principal investigator. More
   

GEOLOGY PROFESSOR AWARDED NSF GRANT

Professor John Holbrook of the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation titled "Rates, Processes, and Implications of Big Changes in the Shape and Style of the Missouri River." The grant totals $342,000 and will fund research to examine the rates and processes by which the Missouri River changes its pattern and erosion trends in response to climate change.
   

DISTINGUISHED BLACK PHYSICIST TO SPEAK AT UT ARLINGTON MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

ARLINGTON - Ronald E. Mickens, Distinguished Fuller E. Calloway Professor of Physics at Clark Atlanta University, will present a colloquium at The University of Texas at Arlington Friday. In addition to his research in mathematical physics, Mickens is known for his efforts to open the field of physics to blacks. He serves as historian for the National Society of Black Physicists and recently was elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society, a rare distinction limited to less than one percent of the membership of the society.

In 1999, Mickens published a history book, "The African-American Presence in Physics," and in 2002 he published "Edward Bouchet, The First African-American Doctorate."

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UT ARLINGTON GEOLOGY PROFESSOR APPOINTED TO NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PANEL

ARLINGTON - John Holbrook of The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences was recently appointed to a two-year term on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Panel convened for the Sedimentology and Paleontology Program. More
   

GEOLOGY PROFESSOR RECEIVES NSF GRANT TO STUDY RESPONSE OF LARGE RIVERS TO CLIMATE CHANGE

ARLINGTON - Professor John Holbrook of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation titled "Rates, Processes, and Implications of Big Changes in the Shape and Style of the Missouri River." The grant totals $342,000 and will fund research to examine the rates and processes by which the Missouri River changes its pattern and erosion trends in response to climate change. More
   

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY OFFERS SUMMER SCIENCE INSTITUTE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Biology is hosting its Fifth Annual Biology Summer Science Institute, "Understanding the Sciences," for students who have completed the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade. More
   

UT ARLINGTON DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY OFFERS "MICRO...CAMP" FOR GRADES 8 THROUGH 12

ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Biology will offer a microbiology camp for high school students from 8 a.m. until noon, June 18-22.

The camp will challenge high school students to research and conduct experiments. The program is laboratory-based, but involves field work, which will require the students to actually collect samples from different sites on the University campus.

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THE COLOR OF GOLD IS SUBJECT OF LECTURE

ARLINGTON - Back in 1856, scientist Michael Faraday spent almost a year researching the amazing variety of colors manifested by metallic gold. Today, cognitive-historical analyses of his research, including replications of some of the research, reveal much about the dynamics of his discoveries. This will be the subject of the upcoming "Frontiers in Science," a series of informal presentations on popular science topics presented by the College of Science. More
   

PLANETARIUM SHOW, "COSMIC CSI," SEARCHES UNIVERSE FOR LIFE

ARLINGTON - "Cosmic CSI: Looking for Life in the Universe," an original new show developed with a grant from NASA, is opening this week at The Planetarium at UT Arlington. The production takes its cue from "CSI," its spin-off series, "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: NY" and numerous other television shows featuring sharp-minded investigators armed with high-powered forensic gadgetry that have burst into popular culture in the last few years. The new planetarium show takes the investigation out of our solar system, using tools that were non-existent just a few years ago, to search for life in the universe. It investigates planets around nearby stars, extreme life forms on planet Earth and future missions to answer that great galactic question. . .got life? More
   

Chemistry Professor passes away after battle with cancer.

Dr. Dmitry Rudkevich, an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, passed away on Saturday, August 4th. He had many significant achievements in his relatively short academic life. He was a Sloan Fellow and his research was supported by the National Science Foundation. He was a dedicated teacher, mentor and family man who will be sorely missed by his family, colleagues, and students.
   

UT Metroplex Day 2008

Due to the success of the first "UT Metroplex Days," hosted by the UT - DFW Initiative for Biomedical and Engineering Sciences, a similar event will be hosted this year on Friday, February 15, 2008 at UT Southwestern. UT Metroplex Day is designed to create a greater awareness of interdisciplinary biomedical-related (broadly defined) research, as well as to stimulate even greater collaborations among scientists at UT Arlington, UT Dallas and UT Southwestern. The goal is to stimulate thoughts about scientific opportunites where the biobehavioral and physical sciences overlap. For more information, please use the following link. More
   
 
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