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Monday, December 3, 2012

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Grodach explains changing nature of Dallas' Fair Park

The nature of Dallas’ Fair Park is changing as museums leave, the The Dallas Morning News reported in a piece that quoted Carl Grodach, an assistant professor in the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs. “It’s really inwardly focused,” Grodach said. “It’s not opening up to the community around it – the different shops and retail and small offices and residences.”

University plays key role in Arlington's economy

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck told KTVT/CBS 11 that UT Arlington is a big driver of the city’s economy in a live interview about North Texas, which the Brookings Institution named one of only three areas that has bounced back from the recession.

UT Arlington considers creating Urban Water Institute

The University of Texas at Arlington is considering creating an Urban Water Institute to look at all the complex water issues facing the North Texas region, including financial and environmental impacts, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. “The Urban Water Institute’s mission is really to help this region in getting the supply of water it needs to succeed,” said Jean-Pierre Bardet, dean of UT Arlington’s College of Engineering.

Saxe discusses possible term limits for state officials

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviewed Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate political science professor, for a story about possible term limits for state officials. State Rep. Lyle Larson has filed a proposal to let Texans vote on whether to limit to 12 years the time state officials may serve in one position. “The public would support it,” Saxe said. “But legislators [are] not so willing to limit their own terms.”

Stars and Stripes highlights UT Arlington Research Institute in Fort Worth

Stars and Stripes published a Fort Worth Star-Telegram column by Mike Norman that focused on the UT Arlington Research Institute in Fort Worth. The piece said that UTARI’s new executive director, retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, plans to increase the research spending from grants and industry partnerships from its current $1 million a year to $100 million a year by 2022.

UT Arlington alum to receive the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation and DAYL Fellows' Award of Excellence

The Texas Lawyer blog, Tex Parte, noted that Mark Melton, a UT Arlington alum and associate with Hunton & Williams, will receive the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) Foundation and DAYL Fellows’ Award of Excellence Dec. 13 in Dallas. Melton earned a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from UT Arlington.

UT Arlington alumna named the 2012 Alumna of the Year by Texas Wesleyan School of Law

The Fort Worth Business Press People section noted that Mary-Margaret Lemons, a UT Arlington alumna and senior vice president and general counsel for OmniAmerican Bank, has been named the 2012 Alumna of the Year by Texas Wesleyan School of Law. She received her bachelor’s degree in public relations from UT Arlington.

UT Arlington plays role in OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference Dec. 4-5 in Dallas

The top officials of OSHA, NIOSH, and the National Safety Council are among the speakers scheduled to make presentations at the 2012 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference Dec. 4-5 in Dallas. This is the third in a biennial conference series organized by The University of Texas at Arlington Region VI OSHA Education Center, OHSonline reported.

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