CEO on KERA/Channel 13
Arlington President James D. Spaniolo discusses current challenges facing both
students and administrators in higher education on the next "CEO"
scheduled to air Aug. 26 on KERA/Channel 13, KERA.org reported. The college is
forced to look for alternative sources of revenue to educate a record number of
students as state funding shrinks. Spaniolo also details plans for a
22-acre multi-use development currently under construction and updates UTA's
progress toward becoming a nationally recognized research university.
Free public electric car charging stations on campus
anticipation of an expanding electric car market, The University of Texas at
Arlington has announced plans to add a free public electric vehicle charging
station on campus, the AASHE Bulletin reported. Donated by City
Electric Supply's Arlington office, the charger is being installed in a new
campus garage that is slated to open in 2012. Room for six additional chargers
are included in the plans for the final phase of the garage.
Levent Gurdemir elected president of SWAP
Dallas Business Journal's Executive People
on the Move reported that Levent Gurdemir, director of The Planetarium at UT
Arlington, has been elected president of the SouthWestern Association of
Planetariums. SWAP is the regional association of planetarium professionals
associated with schools, museums, science centers and private institutions from
Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Build credibility, not raise questions
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review published a
Gannett News article that quoted David Silva, UT Arlington vice provost for
academic affairs and professor of linguistics. The article explained why people
in the workplace should use words that build credibility, not raise questions.
Houston Press profiled five famous Indian
and Pakistani Houstonians, including Kalpana Chawla. The aerospace engineer
earned her master's degree from UT Arlington. She joined NASA, and became the
first Indian-born woman and second Indian ever to fly in space.