Ronald L. Elsenbaumer named provost
University of Texas at Arlington has named Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, the
University's vice president for research and federal relations, to the provost
and vice president for academic affairs position, the Dallas Business Journal, the Fort Worth Business Press and Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
Elsenbaumer will succeed Donald R. Bobbitt, who plans to leave UT Arlington at
the end of October to become president of the University of Arkansas System.
Elsenbaumer's appointment takes effect Oct. 24.
'Best of the West' list
The Dallas Morning News' Education Notes
reported: The University of Texas at Arlington made the "Best of the
West" list in the Princeton Review's 2012 college rankings; The University
of Texas System Board of Regents approved naming a new residence hall at UT
Arlington's College Park for Tom Vandergriff, former Arlington mayor, U.S.
representative, and Tarrant County judge; And, that UT Arlington Provost Donald
R. Bobbitt will leave at the end of October to become president of the
University of Arkansas System.
Michael Moore on Gov. Perry's presidential bid
KXAS/NBC 5 interviewed Michael Moore, UT
Arlington dean of undergraduate studies and associate professor of political
science, about Gov. Perry's presidential bid. "He's now going to be before
voters in some states that are more liberal, that don't agree with his ideas,
in front of a national media that's going to question him and pry into every
aspect of his life in a way that has never happened," Moore said during
the station's Saturday 6 p.m. newscast. A longer interview with Moore aired during the
station's Saturday 10 p.m. newscast.
Michael Moore on national scrutiny of Gov. Perry
KDAF/CW 33 also interviewed Michael Moore
about the national scrutiny Gov. Perry will now face in the GOP race. "In
Texas, he gets a pass," Moore said. "He's never had to campaign in
this way. We're going to find out if Perry can campaign on a national stage and
whether or not his message appeals outside of Texas.. the southern
states." The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, WTKR/NewsChannel 3 (Norfolk, VA), WHO/NBC 13 (Des Moines, IA), and WPMT/Fox 43 (Harrisburg, PA) published the
CW 33's! Friday evening interview on their websites. KDAF/CW 33 aired additional parts of their
interview with Moore on Saturday evening.
Thomas Marshall analysis of Gov. Perry's presidential bid
Marshall, a UT Arlington political science professor, appeared live Saturday
evening on KDFW/Fox 4 to offer analysis of Gov.
Perry's presidential bid. "On the whole, his record in Texas is going to
be very helpful," Marshall said. "We're 8 percent of America and we
create, roughly a third of the new jobs that are done in this country that
Victoria Farrar-Myers discussing Gov. Perry and campaign finance
Farrar-Myers, a UT Arlington political science professor, appeared live on KXAS/NBC 5 Sunday morning, where she
discussed Gov. Perry and campaign finance. "He's typically raised money
here in Texas with increments of $100,000," Farrar-Myers said. "The
real test for Perry, I think, is going to be building that infrastructure
across 50 states -- to be able to really put on a grassroots fundraising
campaign effort with small donors -- that's something that he hasn't been
successful with as of yet."
Gov. Perry's many election wins
TexasMonthly mentioned The University of
Texas at Arlington in a story about Gov. Perry's many election wins. Kenneth
Neighbours, who lost the 1984 Democratic primary for District 64 to Perry, kept
regular journals that are now held at UT Arlington. Several of the entries
address his campaign against Perry.
Shreveport Times published a Gannett News
Company report that quoted David Silva, UT Arlington vice provost for academic
affairs and professor of linguistics. The article advised professionals to use
words that build credibility, not questions.
The Dallas Morning News reported
University of Texas at Arlington microbiologist Julian Hurdle has been awarded
$1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine. Hurdle, who is developing a treatment for Clostridium
difficile, one of the most widespread hospital infections in the U.S., plans to
study the effect of reutericyclin compounds on bacteria.
Potential shortages of useful metals
Science News article on the potential
shortages of useful metals mentioned Ping Liu, a UT professor of physics. In
2002, Liu and colleagues published a paper in Nature describing experiments that mixed
magnetically hard and soft particles made of iron and platinum.
Preparing freshmen for colleges
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
story about preparing freshmen for colleges featured UT Arlington orientation
leaders and programs aimed at helping students on a number of fronts, including
financial aid, tutoring and counseling. Brian Joyce, UT Arlington associate
director of New Maverick Orientation, called the program key for new students.
"They leave here, and they are prepared," Joyce said. "They know
what to do."
Generation Debt Happy Hour
KDAF/CW 33 interviewed UT Arlington
students about Generation Debt Happy Hour, an initiative that encourages
students to discuss college costs over cocktails. The Friday gatherings have
been hosted across North Texas because of what one student called a student
loan debt crisis.
UT Arlington alumna Lori Donovan new chief nursing officer
Arlington alumna Lori Donovan is the new chief nursing officer at Texas Health
Arlington Memorial Hospital, the Fort Worth Business Press reported.
Donovan earned a master's degree in nursing administration from UT Arlington in
2006. She was recognized as a Great 100 Nurse by the Texas Nurses Association
Jose Jimenez named chief diversity officer
Sciences Corp. has named Jose Jimenez as its chief diversity officer, Diversity Careers.com reported. Jimenez
earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from UT
Dallas domestic violence shelter
The Dallas Morning News reported on a
Dallas domestic violence shelter that focuses on immigrant and refugee
populations. The article quoted Walter Nguyen, a UT Arlington Distinguished
Alumni (2005) and executive director/founder of Mosaic Family Services. He is
also a Vietnamese refugee. "In our culture, for anybody, for the victim to
come forward and report the abuse or the potential killer, it's almost like
it's a no-no," Nguyen said. "They don't want anybody to know they
reported a husband."