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.