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UT Arlington In The News - Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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State Sen. Chris Harris announces he won't seek re-election

State Sen. Chris Harris announced Monday that he will not run for re-election and immediately endorsed Victor Vandergriff, son of the late Tarrant County Judge Tom Vandergriff, as his replacement in the District 9 seat, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Texas Tribune reported. Harris, a veteran lawmaker, has been in office since 1985, when he was elected to the Texas House; he moved up from the House to the Senate in 1991. UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo was quoted, saying: “UT Arlington would not be the quality academic institution it is today if not for the relentless efforts of Senator Harris.”

Callicutt's impact remembered

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that for nearly a half-century, James W. Callicutt shaped the field of social-work education and influenced mental-health policy while inspiring students at The University of Texas at Arlington who shared his calling. Mr. Callicutt, a founding member of the School of Social Work at UT Arlington, died of natural causes Sept. 15, relatives and friends said. He was 83. He was a humble man who was a recognized pioneer in his field. "He kept all his accomplishments to himself," said Leonard Long, a longtime friend and former graduate student of Callicutt's. "He wasn't one to advocate what he did or didn't do -- he just did.

Lockheed Martin layoffs

KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed Bill Crowder, professor of economics at UT Arlington, about announced layoffs at Lockheed Martin and the financial impact on the local economy.

Economic renaissance

WFAA/ABC 8 mentioned dramatic growth at UT Arlington and interviewed UT Arlington alum and Grease Monkey managing partner/owner in a story about an economic renaissance in downtown Arlington.

Downtown Arlington revival

KTVT/CBS11 mentioned UT Arlington development and interviewed UT Arlington alum and Grease Monkey managing partner/owner in a story about the revival of downtown Arlington.

"Greenovation" seeks green ideas

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that The University of Texas at Arlington is one of the sponsors of Greenovation, a contest that seeks original product ideas that promote the “triple bottom-line principles of planet, profit and people.” The winners will share prizes worth more than $10,000 and get free publicity and product-launch assistance. The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center and UT Arlington want to create local manufacturing jobs and promote science and engineering among high school students.

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