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News Releases 2007 Archive

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December

  • Planetarium schedule changes Dec. 19

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007

    The schedule for shows at the Planetarium at UT Arlington, 700 Planetarium Place on the campus of The University at Arlington, changes Wednesday, Dec. 19.

  • UT Arlington accreditation reaffirmed

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007

    The Southern Association of College and Schools has reaffirmed the accreditation of The University of Texas at Arlington. The announcement was made at the SACS annual meeting in New Orleans Dec. 8 – 11.

  • Fall commencement ceremonies begin this week

    Monday, December 10, 2007

    Fall commencement ceremonies get under way at The University of Texas at Arlington beginning Thursday, Dec. 13.The following commencement ceremonies will take place in Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Drive, unless otherwise specified.

  • New Year's Eve Laser Shows at Planetarium at UT Arlington

    Thursday, December 6, 2007

    What are you doing New Year’s... New Year’s Eve? That question, set to music, introduces a 1947 Frank Loesser pop standard, recorded through the years by Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow and Bette Mitler. This year, The Planetarium at UT Arlington has the prefect answer to that question for more hard-core music fans.

  • Sky Happenings: Geminid meteor showers; shows at the Planetarium at UT Arlington

    Thursday, December 6, 2007

    During the nights leading up to December 13, it’s a good idea to have lists for Santa close at hand. There’s a chance you may see a “shooting star” and legend says when you wish on star, that wish will come true. Shooting stars are meteors, flashes of light that move quickly across the sky.

  • BFA Exhibit Installed in The Gallery at UTA

    Wednesday, December 5, 2007

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition currently in The Gallery at UTA is a showcase for recent work created by the graduating seniors of The University of Texas Arlington Department of Art and Art History.

  • New certification makes students more marketable

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    A new University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work certification – the first of its kind in the country – will equip the program’s initial graduates with therapy methods that are quickly becoming the norm in the industry.

  • Concerning Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    This is in response to concerns about comments attributed to Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez, a professor of Political Science at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • UT Arlington biologist's collaborative research explains how plants harness 'jumping' genes

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    Even elementary school science students know that plants respond to light by growing, flowering and straining towards the light, but scientists have been unable to explain just how plants know to do so.

November

  • School of Nursing to graduate first two doctorate candidates

    Friday, November 30, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing will achieve a milestone this December when it graduates its first two students from the new Ph.D. in Nursing Program.

  • New early tuition payment policy goes into effect for spring semester

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007

    University of Texas at Arlington students need to be aware of the early tuition payment policy effective this spring. Students who choose the installment plan will need to get at least one-third of their tuition paid by January 9. Others must pay the full amount.

  • Student 'FilmFest' Coming Up

    Monday, November 19, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington Student Film and Video Organization and the Studio Movie Grill in the Arlington Highlands will present the fall 2007 Student FilmFest from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 13.

  • UT Arlington graduate business school named best value in North Texas

    Friday, November 16, 2007

    A Dallas Business Journal-published article tabbed UT Arlington’s graduate business school as the No. 1 value in North Texas, according to a survey released earlier this week.

  • Cloud chamber to be dedicated, demonstrated at UT Arlington

    Wednesday, November 14, 2007

    A cloud chamber particle detector will be operating after a 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, dedication in the conference room of the Chemistry and Physics Building, 700 Planetarium Place on The University of Texas at Arlington campus.

  • Colleges and universities nationwide go green; Texas getting on board

    Wednesday, November 14, 2007

    Throughout the United States and Canada, colleges and universities are establishing programs aimed at increasing sustainability and environmental stewardship. The trend is now catching on in Texas.

  • Andrew Gaupp Honored for Service to Southwest Theatre and Film Association

    Tuesday, November 13, 2007

    University of Texas at Arlington Department of Theatre Arts Professor Andrew Gaupp received the Southwest Theatre and Film Association's Board of Director's Award for "Exemplary Service to the Organization."

  • Symphony orchestra principal, music professor to perform with band

    Tuesday, November 13, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Irons Recital Hall at the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive. Admission is $5; $3 for students and senior citizens.

  • American Indian Heritage Events Scheduled

    Friday, November 9, 2007

    A showing of “Smoke Signals,” the 1998 winner of numerous awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, San Diego World Film Festival and other competitions will kick off American Indian Heritage Month at The University of Texas at Arlington. The free showing is at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in room 101, College Hall, 600 S. West Street.

  • Meet the Mascot Night

    Thursday, November 8, 2007

    University of Texas at Arlington fans will get their first chance to meet the university’s new mascot at basketball games Monday, Nov. 12, in Texas Hall. 701 W. Nedderman Drive. Just before the men’s basketball game, which begins at 7:30 p.m. the mascot’s name, chosen by vote of the student body, will be announced.

  • College of Education has received $1 Million from Steffen and Betsy Palko

    Monday, November 5, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Education has now received more than $1 million from Steffen and Betsy Palko, all of which is being used to further a collaboration called “K-16 Mind, Brain Education.”

  • Tech Fair panel to discuss music and movie downloads

    Monday, November 5, 2007

    Can students be sued when they download music and movies? Experts at an afternoon panel discussion will try to answer this question as part of UT Arlington’s Seventh Annual Technology Fair.

  • Mavericks Go Green; UT Arlington Launches a Strengthened Sustainability Thrust

    Thursday, November 1, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington, an award-winner for its recycling and composting programs, is seriously going green. President James D. Spaniolo has formed a President’s Sustainability Committee to develop policies and strategies to advance the university’s commitment to help meet today’s serious environment challenges.

October

  • UT Arlington Recognized for Hispanic Student Success

    Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    An American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) study has recognized The University of Texas at Arlington as a trailblazer in “closing the gap” between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white students in college.

  • School of Urban and Public Affairs is Training Chinese on Urban Planning

    Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs has new students from afar this week. A delegation of Chinese from the Guangzhou Urban Planning Bureau is in Arlington to learn about urban planning.

  • 'The Heidi Chronicles' opens at UT Arlington

    Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    The struggle between feminists’ ideals and the realities of careers, lovers and motherhood takes center stage as The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Theatre Arts presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play “The Heidi Chronicles” by Wendy Wasserstein.

  • Adonis Rose to Perform with UT Arlington Jazz Orchestra

    Tuesday, October 30, 2007

    Adonis Rose, hailed by New Orleans magazine as a “Contemporary Jazz All Star” will perform at The University of Texas at Arlington in the Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Drive.

  • Researcher Discusses 'Redesigning Nature's Poisons for Biomedicine and Biodefense'

    Monday, October 29, 2007

    A researcher who works to destroy cancer cells and cells infected with HIV, and is a dedicated educator whose former students include a Nobel Laureate, will deliver the fall University of Texas at Arlington College of Science Distinguished Lecture.

  • Fall Concert Features Campus, Community Choirs

    Friday, October 26, 2007

    A convocation of choristers will convene for a fall choir concert at The University of Texas at Arlington. The A Capella Choir, the Singing Mavericks and the Women’s Chorus from UT Arlington will be joined by the Men's Choir from the Dallas Arts Magnet High School to perform works by Benjamin Britten, Pablo Casals, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn and John Rutter, as well as traditional favorites.

  • President Spaniolo's letter regarding natural gas drilling

    Thursday, October 25, 2007

    In previous communications, I promised that I would keep you informed as we move forward with our natural gas exploration and production program.

  • 'Festival of Ideas' Scheduled

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007

    Photography, feminism and a concert featuring wind instruments will be highlighted in November as part of the 2007-08 Festival of Ideas at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Former Secretary of Education to Lecture at UT Arlington

    Monday, October 22, 2007

    Rod Paige, the former Secretary of Education (2001-2005) under President George W. Bush, will speak at The University of Texas at Arlington Tuesday, Oct. 30, in a lecture titled "Help Our People Excel" in which he will encourage local educators, parents and students to continue to pursue excellence in education.

  • Planetarium at UT Arlington, City of Euless present 'Stars over Euless'

    Wednesday, October 17, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington planetarium staff will visit Euless Friday to team with the city in presenting “Stars over Euless” in Bob Eden Park. The program begins at 9 p.m.

  • UT Arlington Jazz Orchestra Alumni Return to Campus for Jazz Scholarship Fundraising Concert

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007

    Former Director Bill Snodgrass and jazz orchestra alumni from more than three decades will return to campus for the third annual UT Arlington Jazz Alumni Big Band Jazz Scholarship Fundraising Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive. The alumni will be joined by the 2007 UT Arlington Jazz Orchestra, directed by Tim Ishii.

  • Series of "Music Mondays" Scheduled

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007

    A series of “Music Mondays” to provide downtown Arlington employees, retirees and students a 30-minute concert and a catered lunch has been announced by The University of Texas at Arlington Music Department and First Baptist Church of Arlington.

  • American Indian Heritage Month Events Scheduled

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007

    A showing of “Smoke Signals,” the 1998 winner of numerous awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, San Diego World Film Festival and other competitions will kick off American Indian Heritage Month at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Events at UT Arlington

    Monday, October 15, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington is getting ready for the Halloween season with a slate full of spooky sights and sounds and events to experience.

  • Lives Unworthy of Living: Expert on Nazi Policies on the Disabled to Talk at UT Arlington

    Tuesday, October 9, 2007

    Dr. Brenda Jo Brueggemann, a nationally know expert on Nazi policy toward the disabled and the T-4 Program, will speak in conjunction with The University of Texas at Arlington’s OneBook 2007/08 program from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 , in room 100, Nedderman Hall, 416 Yates St.

  • Workshop for Artists Interested in Public Art

    Sunday, October 7, 2007

    Benito Huerta, associate professor of art and art history, and director of the Gallery at UT Arlington will be guest speaker at an artists workshop in Dallas.The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program is sponsoring “Public Art 101,” a workshop with information for artists interested in the public art process, opportunities and challenges.

  • African Music Performed at UT Arlington

    Thursday, October 4, 2007

    Dr. Michael Varner, professor of percussion and world music at The University of Texas at Arlington, will celebrate his 26th annual percussion recital with an evening of music from Ghana.

  • The Gallery at UTA presents Dual Exhibitions; "Susan kae Grant: Night Journey" and "Contemporary German Photography"

    Thursday, October 4, 2007

    The Gallery at UTA will present two exhibitions in conjunction with the Society for Photographic Education regional conference hosted by The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Art & Art History. The dual exhibits run Oct. 15 through Nov. 17.

  • Master Class Features Metropolitan Opera Star

    Wednesday, October 3, 2007

    Metropolitan Opera Star Allan Glassman will present a vocal master class from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • UT Arlington Choirs, Orchestra to Perform

    Wednesday, October 3, 2007

    A concert featuring both vocal and instrumental music will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive on The University of Texas at Arlington campus.

  • 2007 Bed Races To Include Attempt to Break World Record for Largest Pillow Fight

    Wednesday, October 3, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington will once again attempt to break the record for the world’s largest pillow fight during the 27th annual Bed Races Thursday, Oct. 4.

  • Physics Professor Attributes Successful Career to Sputnik Launch

    Tuesday, October 2, 2007

    Dr. John Fry, a physics professor at UT Arlington for more than 25 years, has vivid memories of the Sputnik launch, which he says also launched his career.

  • Cello Concert Coming Up at UT Arlington

    Tuesday, October 2, 2007

    Cellist Elizabeth Morrow, an associate professor in The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Music, will perform works by Bach, Eccles, Handel, Alfven, Massenet and Cassado at a concert beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

September

  • Maverick Activities Center (MAC) Frequently Asked Questions

    Tuesday, September 11, 2007

    The MAC officially opens at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The following is some general information to help you become familiar with the new facility.

  • 'Conversations' to begin Sept. 12

    Wednesday, September 5, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s OneBook 2007/08 shared reading experience is a Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust.

  • Free Piano Recital Offered in Irons Recital Hall

    Tuesday, September 4, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Music will present the Zhu Studio Recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive.

August

  • Nursing Educator Named to National Faculty Leadership & Mentoring Program

    Thursday, August 30, 2007

    University of Texas at Arlington Clinical Nursing Instructor Kristine Nelson, RN, MN, is one of 10 nursing educators selected through a competitive application process to participate in a new national program developed by the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education and Johnson & Johnson.

  • School of Nursing’s Center for Hispanic Studies Appoints New Associate

    Thursday, August 30, 2007

    The Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health at The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing (UTASN) has appointed Associate Professor Dr. Donelle Barnes as the newest associate of the Center.

  • Local Historic Casino “Top O’Hill Terrace” Subject of Friends of the UT Arlington Library Season Opener

    Wednesday, August 29, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington 2007-08 season of the Friends of the UT Arlington Library kicks off Sept. 14-15 with a weekend presentation on Arlington’s famed Top O’Hill Terrace—the most opulent casino for the rich, adventurous, mischievous and famous in the United States before the development of Las Vegas.

  • Distinguished Professor of Physics to Teach at UT Arlington

    Wednesday, August 29, 2007

    A noted space physicist and physics and science education expert, Dr. Ramon Lopez, is joining The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Physics and will teach introductory physics this fall.

  • Labor Historian Available as Expert for Labor Day Features

    Tuesday, August 28, 2007

    Professor George N. Green, who has been part of The University of Texas at Arlington Department of History since receiving his doctorate at Florida State University in 1966, is an expert in labor history and co-founder of the Texas Labor Archives, a part of Special Collections in the UT Arlington Library.

  • Hundreds of Students Expected for the Largest Welcome Event on Campus

    Tuesday, August 28, 2007

    Hundreds of new and returning students will be treated to giveaways, live music, and tons of welcoming faculty and staff at The University of Texas at Arlington tomorrow, Aug. 29, for the annual Mav Cookout and Activities Day Fair—an event offering students an opportunity to learn more about University activities and student organizations.

  • Baylor Health Care System Establishes Nursing Professorship at UT Arlington

    Tuesday, August 28, 2007

    Baylor Health Care System (BHCS) has announced the establishment of a nursing professorship at The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Nursing. The professorship will allow the school to reward and recognize a distinguished faculty member who conducts research relevant to the field of nursing.

  • University of Texas at Arlington Names Vice President for Communications

    Monday, August 27, 2007

    University of Texas at Arlington President James D. Spaniolo today announced the appointment of Jerry Lewis as vice president for communications.

  • UT Arlington Appoints New Human Resources Vice President

    Monday, August 27, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington has appointed Jean Hood as the new vice president for human resources.

  • Texas Mayors Gather to Chart Path Forward on Air Quality, Public Health, Climate Change

    Friday, August 24, 2007

    Mayors from across the State of Texas are gathering in Arlington today for a Texas Mayors Summit to discuss air quality, public health, climate change and the mayors’ role in advancing economically viable solutions that also create safe and healthy communities.

  • UT System Board of Regents Approve $25 million for Structural Research Center

    Thursday, August 23, 2007

    The University of Texas System Board of Regents today (Aug, 23) approved $25 million in funding to construct the Center for Structural Engineering Research for the University of Texas at Arlington. The center will be one of the largest, if not the largest, structural testing facilities in the U.S.

  • UT Arlington Computer Science Researchers Awarded $450,000 NSF Grant

    Thursday, August 23, 2007

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $450,000 grant to Computer Science and Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington to support investigations into asynchronous wireless sensor network architecture for ultra energy efficiency and extended network life time.

  • Total Lunar Eclipse Coming Aug. 28

    Thursday, August 23, 2007

    There is a total lunar eclipse coming up Aug. 28, but only the most devoted watchers will catch it, as it will occur in the early morning in Texas.

  • SUPA Hosts Texas Mayors Summit for Air Quality

    Wednesday, August 22, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA), Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability are hosting the Texas Mayors Summit for Air Quality, Public Health and Climate Change in the sixth floor parlor of the UT Arlington Library beginning at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24.

  • Gallery at UTA Presents “Al Souza: Addenda, a 12- year survey”

    Wednesday, August 22, 2007

    The Gallery at UTA is presenting a 12-year survey of the works of Houston artist Al Souza, curated by Clint Willour of the Galveston Arts Center.

  • Smart Hospital to Open; Only One of its Kind in the Nation

    Friday, August 17, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing Smart Hospital officially opens its next phase with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the building’s new location, 706 W. Greek Row Drive, on the UT Arlington campus.

  • Professors Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007

    University of Texas at Arlington Assistant Professor of Physics Wei Chen is the principal investigator and Associate Professor Andrew Brandt is the co-principal investigator for a $300,000 three year-grant from the National Science Foundation/Department of Homeland Security Academic Research Initiative.

  • Students Return from Experiencing Culture and Music of Ghana

    Monday, August 13, 2007

    A group of University of Texas at Arlington students has just returned from Ghana, West Africa. While in Ghana the students met and studied with master musicians and cultural leaders from various ethnic music backgrounds.

  • UT Arlington Percussion Group Featured on Web Site

    Monday, August 13, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington Percussion Ensemble is one of the ‘”Featured Performances” this month on the internationally known Vic Firth mallets web site.

  • Film Program Founder Andy Anderson to Speak at Modern

    Friday, August 10, 2007

    Professor of Art and Writer in Residence at The University of Texas at Arlington Andy Anderson will speak at the Magnolia at the Modern’s “Essential Arthouse: 50 Years of Janus Film’ at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12.

  • Landscape Architecture Program Director Selected as Outstanding Administrator

    Wednesday, August 8, 2007

    University of Texas at Arlington Landscape Architecture Program Director Pat D. Taylor has been selected as the Outstanding Academic Administrator in landscape architecture for 2007.

  • UT Arlington Program Holds Sole Accreditation in State for Online MPA Program

    Wednesday, August 8, 2007

    The National Association for Schools of Public Administration and Affairs (NASPAA) has fully and unconditionally reaccredited The University of Texas at Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs’ MPA program.

  • “Seussical the Musical” to be Presented at MainStage Theatre

    Wednesday, August 8, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Theatre Arts and Theater Arlington will pull a few tricks out of the hat when they join forces to present “Seussical the Musical” at Mainstage Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 through 19.

  • MavsMeet After Party to feature Phantom Planet

    Tuesday, August 7, 2007

    Phantom Planet will headline the MavsMeet After Party at The University of Texas at Arlington, Friday, August 24, on the Library Mall, 702 Planetarium Place.

  • UT Arlington awarded “Academic Institution of the Year” by INROADS

    Tuesday, August 7, 2007

    For the third consecutive year, the Office of Multicultural Affairs at The University of Texas at Arlington has been given the Academic Institution of the Year award by INROADS Dallas-Fort Worth, a non-profit organization that develops and places talented minority youth in business and industry and prepares them for corporate and community leadership.

  • Summer Commencement Ceremonies to Feature “Super Lawyer,” Energy & Business Execs

    Tuesday, August 7, 2007

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s summer graduation ceremonies get underway at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, with a joint College of Education and School of Nursing commencement ceremony. UT System Board of Regents Member Robert Estrada is the featured speaker.

  • Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming Up this Weekend; New Moon will Enhance Visibility

    Tuesday, August 7, 2007

    The annual Perseid Meteor Shower peaks on the nights of August 11 – 13. As a bonus this year, the Moon is near its new phase, so moonlight won’t interfere with the show.

  • 'Contemporary Jazz All Star' Joins UT Arlington Music Department

    Thursday, August 2, 2007

    Adonis Rose, hailed by New Orleans magazine as a “Contemporary Jazz All Star” and one of the most sought-after drummers in jazz today has joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Music as Jazz Artist-in-Residence.

  • Mars Myth Debunked by Planetarium Director

    Thursday, August 2, 2007

    Despite what widely circulating e-mails claim, University of Texas at Arlington Planetarium Director Marc Rouleau says that the planet Mars will not be up to anything noteworthy on Aug. 27. The e-mails claim that Mars will be “closer to Earth than anytime in our lifetime,” or that it will “look as big as the full Moon.” Neither of these statements is true.

July

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