New professorship honors Fort Worth physicist
reported that a new, endowed distinguished professorship at The
University of Texas at Arlington will honor Fort Worth physicist and
businessman Richard N. Claytor while strengthening the University’s optics-related
research. The professorship will be funded by a $500,000 endowment
recently established through a philanthropic gift from Nelson E.
Claytor, Richard Claytor’s son. Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, UT Arlington vice
president for research and federal relations, called the gift “a prime
example of the role that private investment plays in furthering
university research.” The gift will help UT Arlington recruit a faculty
member to lead optics research within the College of Science. A similar
report appeared in the Fort Worth Business Press and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Extra credit blog.
College Park Center gets $1.75 million commitment
The families of two business leaders have committed $1.75 million in
support of The University of Texas at Arlington's 7,000-seat College
Park Center, a $78 million events venue set to open on campus early next
year, the Dallas Business Journal reported.
Alan Petsche and his wife, Bonnie Smith Petsche, both alumni of the UT
Arlington College of Business, have committed $1 million to College Park
Center. UT Arlington will honor the couple by naming the new basketball
court Petsche Court. The Petsches are joined by the Moritz family,
namesakes of Moritz dealerships, who have committed $750,000 to College
Park Center. The Moritz Family’s gift will be recognized through the
establishment of Moritz Plaza at the northwest corner of South Pecan and
East Second streets that will serve as the main entrance to College
Photojournalist, exhibit acknowledged
The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting website, PulitzerCenter.org,
highlighted the Dominic Bracco II discussion and photography exhibit at
The University of Texas at Arlington. Bracco is a UT Arlington alum and
Pulitzer Center grantee. His work focuses on the youth culture and
violence in Ciudad Juárez, and the North American and Mexican border
policies. His talk will be held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the UT
University career fair offers hope
interviewed Barbara Peet, director of Career Services at UT Arlington,
as well as recent graduates, about the search for employment at a career
fair hosted at the University last week.
U.S. study abroad students pushed out of 'bubble'
The Associated Press
quoted Kelsi Cavazos, study abroad adviser at UT Arlington, in a story
about U.S. college study abroad programs pushing for immersive, cultural
learning. The AP article was picked up by FOX News.com, Yahoo!, Forbes.com, Huffington Post, the Boston Globe, Denver Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Omaha World-Herald, and many other major media organizations.
Hispanics forging a new heritage in science
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Spanish-language newspaper, La Estrella,
interviewed Priscilla Martinez Avila, a UT Arlington student in the
biomedical engineering doctoral program, for the first installment of
five dedicated to Latino youth forging a new Hispanic Heritage in the
field of science.