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UT Arlington In The News - Friday, April 6, 2012

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Friday, April 6, 2012

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College of Science received millions in equipment

Analytical instruments maker Shimadzu Scientific Instruments will establish the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington through equipment donations valued at nearly $3 million, according to Dallas Morning News business columnist Robert Miller. The new center, in UTA’s Chemistry and Physics Building, will have $6 million worth of chromatography, mass spectrometry and spectroscopy equipment and will be accessible to the university and private enterprise. “We are honored that a company with the worldwide reach of Shimadzu has chosen to invest in UT-Arlington’s research program,” said UT Arlington president James D. Spaniolo.

Live from UT Arlington

KUVN/Univision 23’s early morning show aired several live weather reports this morning from the UT Arlington campus. Meteorologist Miguel Bedoy was outside the Engineering Research Building, in front of the Gateway Tower, with a gathering of broadcast journalism students.

Play to honor victims

The University of Texas at Arlington is one of several universities across the country where students will perform a play on April 16 to commemorate 32 lives lost in the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, Reuters news service, CNBC.com and several other websites reported based on a press release from Santa Clara University (Calif.).  The suite of 32 plays, one for each victim, was written by Erik Ehn, an internationally known artist-activist and the director of playwriting at Brown University. He also taught playwriting at Santa Clara.

Agger talks boycott

Ben Agger, professor and director of the Center for Theory at The University of Texas at Arlington’s sociology department, was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor story about the controversy surrounding the Masters golf tournament and the men-only Augusta National Golf Club. Perhaps that activism should start within the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) itself, Agger said. "Augusta National’s anachronistic apartheid, keeping women out, is best met by a PGA players’ boycott," he said.

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