Metro areas must work together, Spaniolo says
Along with its many strengths and competitive advantages, North Texas
still has a number of economic challenges, Richard Florida, founder of
the Creative Class Group, and UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo
said in a Dallas Morning News
guest column. Florida's Creative Class Group has been compiling data
and analyzing regional trends with UT Arlington's School of Urban and
Public Affairs for the past year and a half. Some findings will be
shared Tuesday at an event on campus called “Stronger Together.” Florida
and Spaniolo said North Texas’ major economic centers — the
Dallas-Plano and Fort Worth-Arlington metro areas — can no longer afford
to compete against one another or chart their separate destinies.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Savvy
Consumer column featured Nick Schroeder, facilities engineer at The
University of Texas at Arlington, for his work in saving energy in his
Arlington home by using information from his Oncor smart meter.
Schroeder, who came in second in Oncor's Biggest Energy Saver contest
last year, said he began checking his usage and making changes to his
house before he entered the contest.
The Shorthorn at UT Arlington took third place in the
University/College Newspaper of the Year competition at the Texas
Associated Press Managing Editors 2012 conference this weekend,
according to The Associated Press.
Other top school dailies included the The Daily Texan at UT Austin,
which took first place, and the Baylor Lariat, which took second.
Franco featured at Graduation Celebration
reported on Oscar-nominated actor James Franco’s upcoming appearance as
part of UT Arlington’s commencement activities. Franco will be the
featured speaker at the Graduaton Celebration on May 11.
Mentoring future professors
Jacqueline Michael, clinical assistant professor in the UT Arlington
College of Nursing, is one of 16 mentors taking part in the Nurse
Faculty Leadership Academy, an Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau
International program made possible with a grant from The Elsevier
Foundation, according to News-Line for Nurses.
The 18-month leadership experience, which kicked off with a recent
three-day workshop, is a strategy directed at alleviating the nursing
faculty shortage by focusing on retaining and transitioning new nurse
educators to the faculty role.