CBS Sports, CBSDFW.com, College Sports Info.com
and several other media organizations reported that UT Arlington is
expected to move to the Sun Belt Conference in 2013. The Mavericks are
already scheduled to move into the Western Athletic Conference this
fall. The change to the Sunbelt Conference comes as the University of
North Texas moves to Conference USA in 2013, replacing SMU, who is off
to the Big East.
Sun Belt Conference commissioner Karl Benson would neither confirm, nor
deny, reports that UT Arlington is Sun Belt Conference-bound, the San Antonio Express-News blog, The Local Scene reported. But he did add that it is “premature” to discuss the candidacy of UT Arlington, a non-football playing school.
reported that UT Arlington is set to join the Western Athletic
Conference in 2013. But if the league starts to crumble, UT Arlington
could probably go back to the Southland Conference, the item said.
Perchlorate and breast milk research
the e-newsletter for Phys.org, reported that a team led by Purnendu
“Sandy” Dasgupta, Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry and
Biochemistry at UT Arlington, has found evidence that breast-fed babies
can metabolize the environmental contaminant perchlorate, decreasing
their risks of detrimental developmental effects from exposure. The
research suggests a link between this characteristic and bifidobacteria,
bacteria that is plentiful in the digestive systems of breast-fed
Architecture students recognized
the website for the American Society of Landscape Architects, noted
that students with the UT Arlington Landscape Architecture program were
recognized in an unprecedented number of awards last month by the Texas
chapter of ASLA. The group distributed its 2012 student competition
awards at its annual state meeting in Grapevine.
Sociology professor on "9 Things Never to Say to Working Moms"
Shine from Yahoo!
quoted Beth Anne Shelton, UT Arlington sociology professor, in the
article, “9 Things Never to Say to Working Moms.” Most women (and men)
work because they need the earnings and/or health benefits, Shelton
said. But a family’s financial situation isn’t anyone else’s business.
And even if someone’s sure a family can survive on one parent’s
paychecks alone, they might use the second income for “luxuries” like
saving for their children’s future college education, she explained.
Center for African American Studies and Oral History Project
San Antonio's KSAT.com and Urban Orlando News
reported on UT Arlington’s new Center for African American Studies and
an oral history project focused on black alumni, the center’s first
major undertaking. The center is a collaboration between the School of
Social Work and the College of Liberal Arts.
Collaborations and partnership opportunities
Arlington city and school district leaders will hold a rare joint
session Wednesday to discuss current collaborations and partnership
opportunities between the city and the school district, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. Existing partnerships, such as the Libraries in Schools
program, fire and water intern programs, and the rejuvenation of the old
Girls Inc. building will be discussed. Potential collaborations such as
the Canon Print Center, which the city already shares with The
University of Texas at Arlington, and shared fleet repair services will
also be outlined, along with future opportunities.