A UT Arlington professor will use a new $450,000 National Science
Foundation grant to develop new chemical processes and technologies
based on a better understanding of the way that metals such as gold,
silver, mercury and zinc bind with organic compounds for chemical
reactions, Phys.org and Bio-Medicine
reported. The three-year project involves reactions used widely in
industry and research laboratories. The principal investigator is Rasika
Dias, distinguished professor and chairman of The University of Texas
at Arlington Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
A nursing career distinction
The UT Austin School of Nursing has named Mary Lou Bond, who recently
retired as a professor in the UT Arlington College of Nursing, a
distinguished alumni, the Dallas Business Journal
noted. Bond was the co-founder and co-director of the Center for
Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health at UT Arlington and was the
founding associate dean of the PhD in Nursing Program at the school.
Helping vets become nurses
reported that UT Arlington is among nine universities that received
funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a
program that helps veterans translate their military service into
Bullying study ignites social media
(Colorado Springs, CO) reported on a study by Seokjin Jeong, UT
Arlington assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, which
found school anti-bullying programs might have the opposite of their
intended effect. The NBC affiliate stated that the study is receiving
lots of attention and comments on its Facebook page.
Kennedy's place in history
UT Arlington Associate Professor of Political Science Allan Saxe was interviewed in a Detroit News
story about President John F. Kennedy’s complex place in black history.
“Kennedy was sort of remade after his death,” Saxe said. “He did speak
on civil rights, he talked about it, but he never got much legislation
through.” The piece originated in the Associated Press.
Kennedy photos on display
The Calgary Herald
(AB, Canada) noted the UT Arlington Library’s exhibition of photos
showing President John F. Kennedy and the First Lady during their visit
to Fort Worth in November 1963.
Elisabeth Cawthon, a UT Arlington associate professor of history and
expert on the British monarchy, was quoted in interviews about Kate
Middleton for the magazines, In Touch and Life and Style.
The young royal has drawn scrutiny for appearing less than glamorous
months after the birth of her son with Prince William. “The fact that
she doesn’t feel the need to be perfect in public is rather refreshing,”
Cawthon said. “It’s all part of her being a modern princess.”
Bloomberg Businessweek and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported that interest in privately built student housing continues to
boom around The University of Texas at Arlington. A developer, who
received city approval last year to build a 335-unit apartment complex
on south Center Street that would be marketed to young professionals
wanting to live downtown, is now repitching the project as student
housing that would serve between 750 and 800 college students, officials