White House conference scheduled
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will participate March 20 in a
conference at The University of Texas at Arlington on ensuring that
schools and communities are safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender people, the White House announced Thursday, according to the
Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The conference is a collaboration involving the Justice Department, the
White House and the university's criminology, criminal justice,
education and health professions programs, according to the news
release. Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, is
also scheduled to participate.
Ballard on climate change
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
sports writer Mac Engel featured on his blog the second part of his
three-part interview with Robert Ballard, who speaks Tuesday, March 6,
in conjunction with UT Arlington’s Maverick Speaker Series. Ballard told
Engel that both sides of the global warming debate have merit. “There
is a natural warming and a human induced warming. Who is causing it the
most? That's where the argument set in,” he said.
Business expert talks absenteeism
interviewed Liliana Perez-Nordtvedt, associate professor in the UT
Arlington College of Business, about the impact to businesses from
employees who frequently call in sick to work. Recent studies show that
absenteeism can mean economic losses, increase to insurance rates,
decreased productivity and low employee morale.
New center dedicated with gala
reported on Thursday night’s dedication ceremony for UT Arlington’s
College Park Center. The report said the College Park District will be
Arlington’s first mixed-use retail and residential development.
Remembering Dallas Morning News architecture critic
The David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at The University of
Texas at Arlington has been established in memory of longtime Dallas
Morning News’ architecture critic David Dillon, who died in 2010, the Fort Worth Business Press
reported. The center, an initiative of the School of Architecture, will
support the research of faculty and students as they investigate how
the region and its architecture have changed across the past several
Drake draws attention
Tonight’s Drake concert for students, staff and faculty at UT Arlington was mentioned on KXAS/NBC 5. It is the first concert in the new College Park Center venue.
Talking about Texas
Brenda McClurken, from The University of Texas at Arlington Library,
will entertain guests of the women’s social club BFFs with the program
"Texas, Our Texas" Monday at the Shady Valley Country Club, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Social Eyes column reported.