Bus plan could be key
An Arlington plan to run a commuter bus between the city’s downtown
and the Trinity Rail Express’ CentrePort station may be a tiny,
tentative step toward plugging one of the last big holes in the area’s
mass transit system, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The bus line – which could be key for UT Arlington students - will cost
$700,000 a year to operate, with the money coming from the city, UT
Arlington and the business community. KDFW/FOX 4 also reported on the plan.
Scholarships for young scientists
Students from UT Arlington are among those receiving scholarships as
part of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel, a National
Biodiesel Board program that aims to educate and collaborate with young
scientists, according to an announcement featured on the Rural Radio Network. The United Soybean Board also supports the program.
Numerous news sites, including The Dallas Morning News, KDFW/FOX4, KLBJ/590AM (Austin) and KSLA/CBS12
(Shreveport), reported on UT Arlington’s efforts to honor alumna
Kalpana Chawla on the tenth anniversary of her death aboard the Space
Shuttle Columbia. At 7:59 a.m. Friday, students in front of Kalpana
Chawla Hall released biodegradable white balloons in her memory. About
50 science and engineering students held a vigil Thursday night.
Graduate helps a top team
The Independent Mail
(Anderson, S.C.) featured a story on Jeff Ferguson, director of
football operations and sports medicine for the San Francisco 49ers. While doing graduate work at
The University of Texas at Arlington, Ferguson spent two years as a
graduate assistant athletic trainer that included the task of head
athletic trainer for the track and field teams, according to his team
Doug Garner, coach of the UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs, taught a
wheelchair basketball clinic at the Southern Hills Recreation Center in
Shreveport, La. this weekend, according to a report on KTAL/NBC 6 (Shreveport). The clinic is a yearly event.