UT Arlington recognized for diversity
The University of Texas at Arlington has been recognized nationally for the diversity of its campus, KXAS/NBC 5 noted. In its recent college rankings, U.S. News & World Report put UT Arlington fifth in the nation for ethnically diverse campuses. The rank was up from seventh last year.
Architecture professor questions urban lighting
With the help of UT Arlington professor in practice Mark Lamster, KERA/NPR 90.1FM addressed the question of how Dallas might use creative lighting of its downtown skyline to reinvent itself. Lamster is also the architecture critic at The Dallas Morning News. He speaks on the built environment today at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Fort Worth's future
Barbara Becker, dean of the University of Texas at Arlington School
of Urban and Public Affairs and a resident of downtown Fort Worth, was
quoted in a Fort Worth Business Press
about the Trinity Uptown flood control and economic development project
in Fort Worth. Noting the “down-and-out” look of the Near North Side,
she said it is “very important to redevelop that and make it an integral
part of the city … a vibrant, special place” at the edge of Fort
Worth’s thriving downtown.
Quick response is key
Beth Mancini, UT Arlington nursing professor and associate dean in the College of Nursing, was interviewed by KSNV/NBC 3
(Las Vegas) at an emergency responder conference in Las Vegas about the
need for quick CPR in an emergency. She said more than half a million
individuals collapse from sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year.
Sensors going global
Two UT Arlington environmental engineers are adapting a sensor system
they have developed to boost methane production in landfills to create
an alternative energy source in Ghana, the website Azosensors reported. Sahadat Hossain and Melanie Sattler, both associate
professors of civil engineering, have won a $100,000 grant through the
Environmental Protection Agency’s Global Methane Initiative.