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Monday, April 22, 2013

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Dasgupta discusses West fertilizer plant explosion

NPR affiliate, KERA 90.1 FM, interviewed Sandy Dasgupta, UT Arlington professor of chemistry and biochemistry, about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Speculation on the blast initially focused on anhydrous ammonia. “When the tank exceeds its containment temperature, the tank will explode. The gas will come out and the gas will mix with the fire, then that ammonia will then explode,” Dasgupta said.

Lamster dissects at David Dillon Symposium

The Dallas Morning News reported on UT Arlington’s second annual David Dillon Symposium, which featured the first public appearance of the paper’s new architecture critic, Mark Lamster. “Dallas, Houston and Atlanta have superseded Los Angeles as the place to come to see what is happening with urbanism and to see what the future will look like,” said Lamster, who is also a UT Arlington architecture professor in practice.

Gatzke's three-dimensional education

Fort Worth Business Press article about the UT Arlington School of Architecture featured an interview with the school’s dean, Donald Gatzke. “The school is very oriented towards professional practice – preparing students to enter the profession and to become the next generation of leadership,” Gatzke said.

Farrar-Myers on Bush's legacy

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviewed Victoria Farrar-Myers, UT Arlington professor of political science, about former President George W. Bush’s legacy as he prepares to open his presidential center. The country’s 43rd president will be remembered "as a conservative Republican who oversaw the growth of government and whose policies and approaches sent reverberations that created lasting fissures within the Republican Party," Farrar-Myers said. The story also appears at Kentucky.com.

Saxe on Bush's legacy

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviewed Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about the George W. Bush Presidential Center. “It should have been constructed in Arlington, Texas, instead of SMU-Dallas,” he recently said tongue in cheek, tipping his hat to Bush’s tenure as co-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball club. “It was the Texas Rangers and the new ballpark that really gave [Bush’s] career a boost.” Saxe was quoted in a separate Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about this week’s dedication of the center.

Lamster review's The George W. Bush Presidential Center

Mark Lamster, The Dallas Morning News architecture critic and UT Arlington architecture professor in practice, reviewed The George W. Bush Presidential Center. “As it is, the center’s most interesting architectural moments are not so much its own original spaces as its reproductions of White House rooms as they were during the Bush years,” Lamster wrote.

UT Arlington's composter helps curb campus kitchens' food waste

Meghna Tare, UT Arlington’s sustainability director, was interviewed for a Dallas Morning News story about composting as a way of cutting down on the campus kitchens’ food waste. “For a campus this size, it was important that we address this issue,” Tare said. “People are passionate about many things in the environment, but they need options.”

Texas bills sacrifice local control on issues such as knife toting, plastic bag bans

The Dallas Morning News interviewed Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about the ongoing debate among conservatives about how much the state needs to protect Texans from ordinances enacted by some local officials.

UT Arlington alum discusses new film

WFAA/ABC 8 noted that filmmaker Norry Niven is a UT Arlington alum. Niven's new feature “Chasing Shakespeare” premieres this week.

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