Fort Worth Star-Telegram
business columnist Mitchell Schnurman wrote about Tuesday’s “Stronger
Together” conference featuring Richard Florida, whose consulting firm,
The Creative Class Group, has been studying the North Texas region in
collaboration with The University of Texas at Arlington. UT Arlington
hopes to create a broader conversation on the region's future, and with
Florida, it's generating original research and pulling together
stakeholders and thought leaders. "What we're trying to do is build a
new model for the nation," University President James Spaniolo said of
Supporting economic improvement
Urban development expert Richard Florida told area leaders Tuesday at
The University of Texas at Arlington that to compete globally, DFW’s
disparate parts must work together, a KERA 90.1 FM
radio report said. UT Arlington president James Spaniolo agrees with
Florida that engaging communities drive sound economies. That’s why he
asked Florida and his research group to embark on an 18-month analysis
of North Texas. At Tuesday’s summit, Florida’s team said DFW’s research
universities must be more active in their respective communities to
ensure the region’s growth.
Praise for Wolf
Wolf, the latest film by UT Arlington assistant professor Ya’Ke
Smith, is very much the work of a director who says he wants to "put
on-screen a world that hasn't been seen before," Fort Worth
Star-Telegram film critic Christopher Kelly wrote on DFW.com.
Kelly said the film shows determination to explore issues of homophobia
and church corruption, and to force black viewers to consider thorny
tensions within their own communities.
Marketing agency springs from class project
A University of Texas at Arlington public relations class has been
chosen to participate in this spring’s America’s Natural Gas Alliance Collegiate Energy Challenge, according to The Fort Worth Business Press.
The class was chosen after creating a working marketing agency known as
360 Local. The project will have 360 Local research, implement and
evaluate an integrated marketing campaign aimed at educating the campus
and local community about the benefits of natural gas as an energy
Gas well concerns
UT Arlington professor Kaushik De and his family were featured in an article on urban natural gas drilling in The Vindicator
(Youngstown, Ohio). De and his wife said they worry about the long-term
health effects of the numerous gas wells near their Arlington home.