UT Arlington's big economic impact on North Texas
The University of Texas at Arlington and Southern Methodist University
have put a number on the economic activity they generate, claiming it
tops billions of dollars every year, Dallas Morning News
business columnist Mitchell Schnurman wrote. UT Arlington estimated
that it generates $1 billion a year in education and research spending,
including spending by students and visitors. Two construction projects —
an engineering complex and College Park — topped $300 million. SMU said
annual spending in Dallas-Fort Worth totals $861 million, including
scholarships. WFAA/Channel 8 briefly mentioned the report.
Schelly awarded 2012 Kerr Medal
Zoltan A. Schelly, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry at
The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded the 2012 Kerr
Medal for his contributions to the field of electro-optics, the Fort Worth Business Press
reported. Schelly joined the faculty of UT Arlington in 1977 and became
director of the University’s Center for Colloidal and Interfacial
Dynamics in 1982. The Kerr Medal, named for Scottish physicist John
Kerr, has been awarded only eight times in the past 38 years.
YMCA Arlington Child Development Center grand opening set
The construction boom at The University of Texas at Arlington has added
another spacious state-of-the-art building to campus, the Arlington Citizen-Journal
reported. With major funding from Houston-based Carrizo Oil and Gas,
the $2 million, 10,400-square-foot YWCA Arlington Child Development
Center has opened on a shady corner at 1120 UTA Blvd. A grand opening
with a ribbon cutting is set for 2 p.m. Monday.
AT&T donates $300,000 to UT Arlington
The Dallas Morning News Education blog
noted the $300,000 gift that AT&T donated to the UT Arlington
College of Education and Health Professions to help strengthen the
University’s high school-based college readiness offices called GO
Centers. The funds are part of the AT&T Aspire program, the
company’s $350 million initiative to help students graduate from high
school ready for college or a career.
Nursing college receives $900,000 grant
The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and School of
Social Work will use nearly $900,000 during the next three years to fund
research to improve connections between nurses and social workers, The Dallas Morning News Education blog
reported. The funding comes from an Advanced Nursing Education Grant to
Judy LeFlore, interim associate dean for research at UT Arlington’s
College of Nursing.
Faculty members receive nurse educator grants
Mary Cazzell, a UT Arlington College of Nursing assistant professor, is
one of six nurse educators nationwide to receive research grants from
the National League for Nursing’s 2012 Nursing Education Research Grants
Program, The Dallas Morning News Education blog
reported. Cazzell and co-investigator Mindi Anderson, also an assistant
professor in the College of Nursing, will use the $21,500 grant to work
with senior nursing students to study the impact of critical thinking
on clinical judgment.
Search under way for missing faculty member
and several other media outlets reported on the search for Pablo Mora, a
UT Arlington assistant professor of psychology, who has been missing
since September 30. Mora’s current research focuses on post-partum
depression among inner-city women.
Bowman takes on new role
After more than 12 years as Arlington’s top cop, Theron Bowman will take on new responsibilities as deputy city manager, the Arlington Citizen-Journal
reported. Bowman holds a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s
degree in public administration and a doctorate in urban and public
administration from The University of Texas at Arlington.
Firm founded by UT Arlington researchers makes business headlines
Outdoor clothing and equipment maker Patagonia Inc. is converting its
investment into AeonClad Coatings Inc. to a 15 percent equity stake in
the Austin-based company, the Austin Business Journal
reported. AeonClad Coatings, which was founded five years ago by
Richard Timmons and researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington,
employs about 20 workers in Austin. The company provides nanocoatings
to a range of industries, but workers in North Austin are specializing
in consumer and industrial material.