Dasgupta grant receives more attention
KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, UT Arlington Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and
his graduate assistant, Phillip Shelor, about the $1.2 million grant
that Dasgupta received from NASA to develop an instrument that will test
a broad range of ions on Mars. The goal is to determine whether organic
ions exist in Martian soil, which could be a first step to identifying
organic compounds, the building blocks of life. The report also aired on
the CBS-owned KTXA.
Smith legacy honored by new professorship
Arlington police Officer Jillian Smith did not die in vain while protecting a little girl during a domestic violence call, NBCDFW.com
reported. In addition to whatever good works her one-time colleagues
and surviving family members might have done in her name, The University
of Texas at Arlington recently added to the list.
Bracco returns to campus for exhibit and discussion
Dallas broadcast a report about Dominic Bracco II, a photojournalist and UT
Arlington alum, whose work focuses attention on the drug violence and youth in
Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Bracco’s exhibit, “Life and Death in the Northern Pass”
is on display at the UT Arlington Central Library through January 14, 2012.
Listen to Bracco's Tuesday interview on KERA 90.1 FM's Think program at http://www.kera.org/2011/09/27/the-war-next-door/.