Analyzing the presidential visit
Roger Meiners, chairman of the economics department in the UT Arlington College of Business, was a guest on KTVT/CBS11
to discuss President Barack Obama's appearance in North Texas Tuesday.
Meiners said the President's jobs proposal is "largely a campaign stunt"
and the way to strengthen employment opportunities is to ease
uncertainty about government policy.
Oil pipeline debate
Mohammad Najafi, an assistant professor and the director of the
Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education at The
University of Texas at Arlington, was one of seven experts in a New York Times Room for Debate
feature about the Keystone XL project, a plan to deliver crude oil from
an oil supply hub in Alberta, Canada to points in Oklahoma and Texas.
Najafi said since no technology is risk-free, the best way to avoid
pipeline system failures is to avoid the extraction of oil from the
sensitive Alberta wilderness.
Exhibit focuses on drug war
The Dallas Morning News' Spanish-language newspaper, Al Dia,
reported on the Dominic Bracco II lecture and photography exhibit at
The University of Texas at Arlington, which looks at youths and the
violent drug war in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Bracco is a UT Arlington
graduate and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee. The exhibit,
"Life and Death in the Northern Pass," runs until January 14, 2012 at
the UT Arlington Central Library.
State award for student architects, urban planners
The Arlington Urban Design Center has won the 2011 Current Planning
Award from the American Planning Association Texas Chapter, according to
the Dallas Business Journal.
Students from The University of Texas at Arlington’s Schools of Urban
and Public Affairs and School of Architecture worked with City of
Arlington professionals in the center on design projects, civic space
planning, beautification projects and redevelopment. Since opening in
2009, the center has taken on more than 70 projects, including endeavors
in the downtown area and near UT Arlington.
Greenovation Contest debuts
Yahoo! News and the San Francisco Chronicle’s
website reported an announcement by IMC Inc. that the Texas
Manufacturing Assistance Program(TMAC), along with the Small Business
Development Center for Enterprise Excellence (SBDCEE), are hosting their
first annual Greenovation Contest. The SBDCEE and TMAC are both housed
at the University of Texas Arlington’s Automation and Robotics Research
Institute. Their goal is to host the contest annually.
Making rare maps available
About 5,000 historically significant and rare maps will be placed on
the Portal to Texas History maintained by the University of North Texas
Libraries as part of the libraries’ “Mapping the Southwest” project,
according to North Texas e-News.
The project, which is being funded by a three-year, $314,688 grant from
the National Endowment for the Humanities, will provide online access
to many of the maps in The University of Texas at Arlington’s
Cartographic History Library, which is part of the Special Collections
at UT Arlington’s library.