Lighting the way
featured the lighting of UT Arlington’s new Gateway Tower during their
10 p.m. newscast Monday and again, Tuesday morning. The new tower will
glow Maverick blue most nights with orange exterior lighting added on
Director Ya'Ke Smith, an assistant professor of film at UT Arlington, was featured in a San Antonio Express-News
story about the making of his new feature film, "Wolf." Currently
shooting on several San Antonio locations, "Wolf" tells the story of a
family betrayed by a pastor's sexual abuse of their son and what it
takes for them to move forward. Smith will be the featured speaker
during Thursday's 4 p.m. MavsMeet convocation at Texas Hall.
Inside Higher Ed
and Fort Worth Business Press reported that Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, vice president for research and
federal relations at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been
appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs there.
Elsenbaumer’s appointment takes effect Oct. 24. As the new provost, he will be the university’s chief academic officer,
overseeing all colleges, schools, research and academic programs.
Planetarium association president
The Fort Worth Business Press'
Aug. 22 People section featured an item on Levent Gurdemir, director of The Planetarium at UT
Arlington. He has been elected president of the SouthWestern Association of
An artistic donation
Don Beck, an art professor at The University of Texas at Arlington,
donated the labor and materials to make hand-blown glass for neon signs
that debuted Monday at Cannon Elementary in Grapevine, according to the Southlake Journal. As a reminder for parents, a new neon sign lights up "ON TIME" until 7:45 a.m., when it switched over to "TARDY."
Comic students recognized
A UT Arlington student broadcast production was among the finalists in the College Broadcasters, Inc.
Student Production Awards contest, the organization announced on its
website. A piece called “Easter Weekend” is one of four finalists in the
Best Comedy category.
Graduate has nationally-noted success
Joan Yeh, who has a Master of Science in Accounting from The
University of Texas at Arlington, has been appointed accounting manager
for Jupiter Systems, according to an announcement featured on Yahoo! Finance
and several other websites. Jupiter Systems is the leading worldwide
supplier of display wall processors for command-and-control