New architecture center honors critic
The David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at The University of
Texas at Arlington has been established to honor the memory of The
Dallas Morning News’ longtime architecture critic, who died in 2010,
according to The Dallas Morning News.
Thanks to a gift from Dillon’s wife, Sally, the university has acquired
his extensive archives — scrapbooks of his own writings, notes for
books and articles both published and unpublished, recorded interviews
with architects and other materials. UT Arlington plans to make much of
the material available digitally to scholars and students.
Nursing grant to boost recruiting, research
The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing will use a
new $419,000 federal grant to recruit minorities to its nursing
doctorate program with hopes of addressing cultural disparities in
health research and patient care, The Dallas Morning News’ Education
Notes column reported. The three-year award from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services will provide funds to recruit candidates from
historically underrepresented groups and provide mentoring,
professional socialization and enhanced academic advising.
College of Science accepts largest in-kind gift
Global information and analytics provider IHS has granted a software
license worth an estimated $4.4 million over three years to UT
Arlington’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, giving
students and professors access to the latest in petroleum industry
technology, the website MSPNews reported. The grant represents the largest in-kind gift ever to the College of Science.
A Robert Ballard preview
Fort Worth Star-Telegram sports
writer Mac Engel interviewed ocean-explorer Robert Ballard for his Big
Mac Blog. Ballard, who is best known for locating the Titanic, will be
the next speaker in the Maverick Speakers Series on March 6 at UT
Arlington. Ballard said his work is full of possibilities: “The silliest
question I get asked is, 'What are you going to find next?' I don't
have a clue because I don't know what it is I'm going to find.”
Sold-out Drake concert coming up
Drake will perform the first concert at UT Arlington’s new College Park Center this weekend, KXAS/NBC 5 reported. The sold-out show is Friday.
Science fair in the spotlight
More than 400 middle and high school students participated in the
Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UT Arlington Monday,
according to a report on KDFW/Fox 4. The fair is a qualifying event for the Intel ISEF Fair, an international event.