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UT Arlington In The News - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Researchers test technology

UT Arlington researchers were featured in a story on the SymmetryBreaking website about the Fermilab Test Beam Facility, where scientists from around the world line up to test new detector technologies that will help shape the future of particle physics. To bring their equipment to the test facility from The University of Texas in Arlington, Jae Yu, associate professor of physics, and two researchers rented a car and drove more than 16 hours and nearly a thousand miles. Yu’s group had everyone on shift throughout their two weeks last August to test detectors known as gas electron multipliers, or GEMs.

Carrizo donation noted

A $2.1 million donation of common stock to The University of Texas at Arlington was one of the highlighted transactions in Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.’s full year 2011 financial results released Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle and several other publications reported. Carrizo is a Houston-based energy company.

Professor honored for selflessness

Victoria Farrar-Myers, professor of political science, is among 20 finalists for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors given by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, according to Reuters. The award recognizes and honors those ordinary Americans who become extraordinary through their indomitable courage and selflessness.

New center features David Dillon work

The late architecture critic David Dillon is being honored with the establishment of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington, KERA’s Art and Seek blog reported. Dillon’s widow gave UT Arlington the archives of material he worked on writing books and working as The Dallas Morning News‘ architecture critic for 25 years.  The center’s first effort will be a public symposium on architectural criticism April 26-27 at the Nasher Sculpture Center. 

High school scholars bring research to College Park Center

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram featured an online gallery of photos from Monday's Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UT Arlington's College Park Center. Hundreds of middle and high school students displayed their research and stayed for an afternoon of activities on campus.