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
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.