Proposal would keep current tuition rates in 2012-2013
The Dallas Morning News reported
that The University of Texas at Arlington is proposing a tuition freeze
for the 2012-2013 academic year. “Our intent is to maintain current
tuition rates through next year. And since the University has offered
all-inclusive tuition for the past few years, all fees already are
included in our tuition rate. There are no hidden surprises,” said UT
Arlington President James D. Spaniolo. KDFW/FOX 4, the Dallas Business Journal and Pegasus News.com also reported on the tuition proposal.
Cancer researchers awarded $1.2 million grant
The Fort Worth Business Press reported that The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas has awarded two University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering researchers more than $1.2 million to explore better methods of detecting cancer, the school has announced.
Lab Manager magazine online, TMCnet.com, AZoCleantech.com and Science Business
reported that UT Arlington has teamed up with Binghamton University,
Villanova University and 15 U.S. companies to launch a first-of-its-kind
collaborative research center whose holistic approach to energy
efficiency development could mean savings of millions of dollars and a
much ‘greener’ electronics industry.
Asteroid comes close to earth
interviewed Manfred Cuntz, UT Arlington associate professor of physics
and director of the Astronomy Program, about YU55, an asteroid that came
closer to the Earth than the moon on Tuesday. “The fact that an
asteroid comes close to earth is in some sense no big surprise, its
trajectory has been followed for quite some time,” Cuntz said.
Attracting more minorities to geology
The University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant County College are
working to attract more minority students to geology -- an academic area
that is expected to offer more job opportunities in energy and
environmental fields in upcoming years, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. Educators at UTA and TCC say they don't want minority
students to miss a chance to tap into fields that had a median annual
salary of $79,160 in 2008 and that were expected to grow by up to 18
percent from 2008 to 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The schools' efforts to help minorities become geoscientists and
hydrologists -- both study the Earth's composition and structure --
recently got a boost when they received a three-year, $200,000 grant
from the National Science Foundation.
Cutting edge research
The U.S. Department of Energy will fund two additional cutting-edge
research projects at the Ames Laboratory through its Advanced Research
Projects Agency-Energy's (ARPA-E) Rare Earth Alternatives in Critical
Technologies (REACT) program, EurekAlert.org and Science Business
reported. UT Arlington is one of the partners in the second project
that will investigate ways to reduce dependence on rare earths in wind
turbines and electric vehicles.
Financial Planning Association
A report published by Reuters
and the Associated Press announced that Marty Durbin has been elected
to The Financial Planning Association Board of Directors. Durbin holds a
bachelor’s degree in business accounting, and a MBA in finance from UT
NexBank names new CEO
NexBank has named Scott Siekielski as its new chief operating officer, the Collin County Business Press reported. Siekielski earned an MBA in accounting and a master’s degree in real estate from UT Arlington.
Making a difference in safety engineering
The American Society of Safety Engineers
website announced that the organization’s Women in Safety Engineering
Common Interest Group has honored Linda Berryman for making a difference
in the safety, health and environmental field as part of the WISE’ 100
Women, Making a Difference Safety’ project. Berryman recently retired
from Devon Energy in West Texas and New Mexico. She also worked with her
colleagues at OSHA and The University of Texas at Arlington to
spearhead the biannual OSHA O&G Safety Conference, which has been
attended by over 1,500 safety professionals.
New VP for Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions
Mobility TechZone, Citybizlist and TMCnet.com
reported that Josh Smith has joined Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions as
vice president to expand the firm’s growth in the U.S. higher education
marketplace. Smith earned a graduate degree in real estate from UT