UT Arlington receives $7.5 million contribution, largest in school history
The University of Texas at Arlington announced the biggest gift in
its history Thursday, a $7.5 million donation from a global manufacturer
of scientific instruments, The Dallas Morning News
reported. The philanthropic gift from Japanese-based Shimadzu
Scientific Instruments will help fund the Institute for Research
Technologies, where scientists and students will use the devices to
conduct research and make environmental and pharmaceutical advances.
“This relationship has created the opportunity for many future
collaborations between UT Arlington and global companies,” said James
Spaniolo, the university’s outgoing president. “Now UT Arlington can
provide the equipment and research teams required to help industry
partners answer their most pressing problems.”
Scientific discovery, innovation and research at The University of
Texas at Arlington received a $7.5 million boost Thursday with a record
gift from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. "This is the largest single cash commitment in the history of
UT Arlington," President James Spaniolo said during a celebration to
highlight the gift.
The Shimadzu gift will support one of the most significant
installments of advanced scientific equipment in the United States,
Carolyn Cason, UT Arlington’s vice president for Research, told the Dallas Business Journal.
"We have expanded (an existing) partnership with Shimadzu through the
placement of scientific instruments on campus, some of which will be the
first of their equipment in the United States, and some the first in
North America," Cason said. The Fort Worth Business Press also noted the news.
Local television stations KDFW/Fox 4, KTVT/CBS 11, WFAA/ABC 8, KXAS/NBC 5, as well as radio stations KERA/90.1 FM and KRLD/1080 AM reported on the Shimadzu gift. Pamela Jansma, dean of the UT Arlington College of Science, told WBAP/820 AM that the Institute will “elevate UT Arlington’s reputation as a place where the best faculty and students come to explore.”
ABC News radio online, WGCL/CBS Atlanta, Fox Carolina, KCTV (Kansas City, MO), WLNE (Providence, RI), KTTC/NBC 12
(Richmond, VA), and numerous media organizations across the country
reported on the $7.5 million contribution by Shimadzu Scientific
Instruments to UT Arlington.
D Magazine Healthcare Daily
reported that the partnership with Shimadzu will bring UT Arlington
some instruments that will debut in the United States for the first
time. Said Shuza Maruyama, president of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
in a statement: “Our technologies enable research that improves people’s
lives, and we have a great passion for preparing students to be the
next generation of great scientists.”
Karbhari named sole finalist to become president of UT Arlington
The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named Vistasp
Karbhari the sole finalist for the presidency of The University of Texas
at Arlington, IndiaWest
reported. The board announced Karbhari after interviewing candidates
and considering recommendations of an advisory committee that reviewed
nominations and applications for the position.
Nursing college sees surge in enrollment
The University of Texas at Arlington hit a record high enrollment this semester with nearly 34-thousand students, KTVT/CBS 11
reported. A large number includes those studying in the College of
Nursing. Its enrollment has nearly quadrupled over the last four years,
with 7,995 signed up for spring 2013. Many of the students are taking
virtual nursing classes. “It’s very hard for a working nurse to drive
somewhere, leave work, and then they have their families,” said
Elizabeth Poster, dean of the College of Nursing. “So this, they can do
online, anytime, anyplace.” A version of the report also appears at CBSDFW.com.
The Dallas Business Journal
reported on North Texas nursing schools seeing a surge in enrollment
numbers, noting that UT Arlington’s College of Nursing has grown to
almost 8,000 students this year. Reform and a coming tide of retirements
have built demand for skilled nurses.
Neighbors share surveillance video with police
The Dallas Morning News interviewed
Alex del Carmen, professor and chair of UT Arlington’s Department of
Criminology and Criminal Justice, for its story about Dallas-area
residents who are sharing their personal surveillance video with police
in an effort to catch criminals. “It allows the resident to be a
stakeholder,” del Carmen said. “The community comes together to fight
crime.” Placing cameras in yards isn’t illegal and doesn’t infringe on a
citizen’s privacy, he said.
Del Carmen shares racial profiling data with Sweetwater Police
The Sweetwater Reporter
noted the 2012 Racial Profiling Report compiled for the Sweetwater
Police Department by Alex del Carmen, professor and chair of UT
Arlington’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Affordable bachelor's degree plan attractive to area families
mentioned UT Arlington’s affordable bachelor’s degree program, which
allows some Tarrant County students to earn their degrees for $10,000.
The students who enroll in the program will be able to earn a year’s
worth of college credit in the Arlington and Mansfield school district
before transferring to UT Arlington.