Air impact on transportation, growth
Barbara Becker, dean of the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, told The Dallas Morning News
that the time is coming when people won’t be able to commute long
distances by car, because of fuel costs and pollution. Ozone is a
particular problem in the DFW area, which ranked 12th-worst in the
American Lung Association’s 2011 State of the Air report. “Unless we
develop a complex, far-reaching modal transportation system, it’s going
to start turning the ability to keep growing,” Becker said.
College Park Center opening winning rave reviews
Nothing in recent memory could be more deserving of attention and lavish
praise than the new crown jewel of Arlington, the University of Texas
at Arlington’s College Park Center, columnist Faye Reeder wrote in the Arlington Citizen-Journal
reported. The pressure was on to throw an opening day party worthy of
debuting the spectacular $78 million facility. No worries – because the
extravaganza to christen the new venue was a smash hit.
Spanish-language television covers College Park Center opening
The Univision station in Dallas, KUVN/Noticias 23,
included an interview with Frank Lamas, vice president of student
affairs at UT Arlington, in its report about opening day celebrations at
College Park Center.
Maverick Homecoming 2012
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Extra credit blog
noted that University of Texas at Arlington fever continues this
weekend with Homecoming 2012, an event scheduled to include a street
party and a parade.
Better healing for serious facial burns
reported on the Biomask being developed by UT Arlington engineers. The
mask will allow better healing for serious facial burns. Eileen Moss, an
electrical engineer at UT Arlington’s Automation Robotics and Research
Institute, is working with researchers from the Institute of Surgical
Research in San Antonio and Northwestern University to perfect the
Professor's new film to debut at SXSW
noted the world premiere next month of “Wolf,” at the South by
Southwest Film Conference and Festival in Austin. “Wolf” is the feature
film debut by Ya’Ke Smith, director and assistant professor of art and
art history at UT Arlington.