Collections reflect excellence
For universities striving to improve their reputation — particularly
the handful, including UT Arlington, vying to be the state’s next Tier 1
research institution — special collections can provide a boost. And for
a general public largely unaware of the items stored in public
universities, they can be a veritable treasure-trove, according to a
Texas Tribune story that appeared in The New York Times.
“Tier 1 is all about scholarship and recognition by your peers from
around the world for the great and wonderful research that you do,” said
Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, the provost at UT Arlington. “And special
collections bring that uniqueness to your university. Having those
unique, scholarly activities going on that distinguish you, that’s
featured a story on the opening of Vandergriff Hall, the Lofts at
College Park and restaurants in UT Arlington’s College Park District.
The $80 million development is a major addition to the college community
and Arlington’s efforts to rebuild downtown.
College Park District, with its brand new living spaces and
restaurants, is the latest evidence of coordinated efforts to redevelop Arlington’s center, KDAF/CW 33
reported. The city of Arlington and the University are working together
to give the city’s downtown vitality and identity, the report said.
Restaurant options expand
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Eats Beat
column mentioned the opening next week of Pie Five Pizza at UT
Arlington’s College Park District, as well as a Digg's Taco Shop and a
Grip Mediterranean Grill to follow in November.