Concerned about water waste during the worst Texas drought in a half a
century, UT Arlington has canceled its upcoming 22nd annual Oozeball
tournament and rescheduled it for the spring, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
"The city is desperate for water right now. We don't feel we could be a
good partner with the city and the environment if we went forward with
the event," said Lora Malone, executive director of the UTA Alumni
Association, which works with the university's recreation department to
organize the fundraiser.
The Dallas Morning News
Education Notes column featured a list of the UT System Board of
Regents Outstanding Teaching Award recipients, including eight from UT
Arlington. Recipients are faculty members at the nine University of
Texas System academic institutions who have demonstrated extraordinary
classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction.
New TMAC director
The Fort Worth Business Press’
people section reported The University of Texas at Arlington has named
Ron Lehman as TMAC center director. TMAC, formerly knowns as the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, is a statewide program of
extension centers. In his new role, Lehman will focus on identifying
more revenue opportunities, enhance TMAC’s image, develop partnerships
and implement strategic initiatives. The news organization also listed
UT Arlington professors who received Outstanding Teaching Awards and
noted President James D. Spaniolo’s appearance on the KERA program CEO.
Jon Harris, who recently retired from his job as chief technology
officer for The University of Texas at Arlington, discusses the need for
chief information officers to delegate some authority to a
second-in-command on the itWorld Canada
website. He says, "it's critical if the CIO is going to move into the
transformational role. You can't serve two masters -- one being the
business, one being IT."