Endowed professorship named for slain officer
The University of Texas at Arlington has named a $250,000 endowed social
work professorship for slain Arlington police officer and UT Alumna
Jillian Smith, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. The professorship will allow researchers to examine ways to
reduce domestic violence. Smith was killed while responding to a
domestic call last year. The Star-Telegram story was mentioned on KXAS/NBC 5.
The University of Texas at Arlington is highlighted in a MarketWatch.com
report about UMED Holdings, Inc. The company announced yesterday that
it has obtained an exclusive licensing agreement from 1st Resource
Group, Inc. for the commercialization of 1RG’s natural gas to synthetic
fuel proprietary technology. In 2009, 1RG entered into a Sponsored
Research Agreement with UT Arlington to improve the existing and proven
Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process for the conversion of natural gas into
liquid hydrocarbons, or synthetic fuels.
NASA grant awarded to chemistry professor
The Dallas Business Journal reported
on the $1.2 million grant NASA awarded Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, a UT
Arlington chemistry professor, to study the composition of soil on Mars.
ArticleMotron.com included UT Arlington in its report about the top universities for students to pursue higher education.
Music professor named judge in new contest
Jim Yakas, a UT Arlington adjunct assistant professor of music, has been
named one of three judges for the inaugural North Texas Drumline Clinic
and Contest, the SouthlakeTimes.com reported.
Bees invade golf tournament
Tens of thousands of bees caused the cancellation of the final round of
the UTA Waterchase Invitational collegiate golf tournament, KXAS/NBC 5, KDFW/FOX 4 and numerous other media organizations reported.