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News Releases 2009 Archive

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December

  • Housing, construction dominate campus news this decade

    Monday, December 28, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington has experienced many changes during the last decade. The following are examples of some of the biggest stories of that decade.

  • UT Arlington's Top 10 news stories of 2009

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington is on a mission to become a nationally-recognized research institution and the legislation making it possible highlighted a year of university milestones.

  • Four face charges in connection with cell phone robberies

    Monday, December 21, 2009

    UT Arlington police have arrested a fourth area teen in connection with a series of November cell phone robberies in which students were approached, asked for their cell phones and then punched in the face.

  • UT Arlington to offer accelerated bachelor's degree program

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington will launch a new online program in fall 2010 to provide former college students with an accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree.

  • UT Arlington music professor wins international composing award

    Tuesday, December 15, 2009

    A University of Texas at Arlington professor has been awarded a gold medal in Greece. Those words may bring to mind athletic competitions, but Dan Cavanagh is a musician and composer.

  • Researcher tests topical zinc oxide as solar cell efficiency booster

    Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Tao, an electrical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, was awarded a $120,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of an effort to boost power from solar cells through use of zinc oxide as a topical treatment.

  • Planetarium offers preview of 2010 NASA mission

    Thursday, December 10, 2009

    The public is invited to make the Planetarium at UT Arlington part of their holiday celebrations. In addition to two holiday shows, "Season of Light" and "Holiday Music Magic," star gazers can get an advance look at NASA's new Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), which will begin operations in 2010. The original planetarium show will run at 1:30 p.m. Sundays and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the planetarium, 700 Planetarium Place.

  • UT Arlington unveils advanced genome sequencer

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009

    The Department of Biology genomics research group at The University of Texas at Arlington introduces its newest tool, a state-of-the art genome sequencer, at an open house from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in the Genomics Core Facility in Room B24, Life Sciences Building, 501 S. Nedderman Drive.

  • Police comment session set for Monday

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    Members of the public and the University community are invited to comment on The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department's compliance with the highest professional standards during a 6 p.m. session Monday, Dec. 14, at the Wetsel Service Center, Room 200, 1225 W. Mitchell Blvd.

  • New DNA sensing technique could find biological contaminants, detect cancer earlier

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    Seong Jin Koh, associate professor in UT Arlington's Materials and Science Engineering Department, is leading the team at work on tiny sensors that can detect the smallest DNA molecules of harmful biological species.

  • Moon Mission: Kinesiology professor studying partial gravity's affect on body temperature

    Thursday, December 3, 2009

    Is it possible for the human body to withstand living on the moon and eventually a manned mission to Mars? An assistant professor of kinesiology at The University of Texas at Arlington is helping NASA's space program search for an answer to that question.

  • UT Arlington Decks the Mall

    Wednesday, December 2, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington lights up for the holidays Wednesday, Dec. 2, with holiday crafts, carols and lighting of a Christmas tree and the library mall.

November

  • Campus police step up patrols, offer safety advice

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    UT Arlington police are stepping up foot and bicycle patrols in and near campus housing communities in response to recent reports of cell phone robberies on and near campus.

  • UT Arlington assists in world's 'most complex experiment'

    Monday, November 23, 2009

    The world’s largest scientific experiment, housed 100 meters underground in a man-made cavern near Geneva, Switzerland, is finally operational with an assist from UT Arlington physics professors and graduate students.

  • Landscape Architecture at UT Arlington ranked in top 20 nationally

    Friday, November 20, 2009

    Landscape Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington's School of Architecture has earned a top 20 ranking from DesignIntelligence in its 11th annual publication of America's Best Architecture and Design Schools for 2010.

  • Emerging artists show work in Gallery at UTA

    Friday, November 20, 2009

    The public will have the opportunity to see work from 41 emerging artists Nov. 30 through Dec. 12 at the Gallery at UTA in the Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St.

  • UT Arlington physicists explain the 'Great Oxidation of Earth's Atmosphere'

    Thursday, November 19, 2009

    New research by University of Texas at Arlington physicists sheds light on "The Great Oxidation of Earth's Atmosphere" or how oxygen developed.

  • Newsweek editor to speak in UT Arlington Maverick Speakers Series

    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    Author and Newsweek editor Jon Meacham is the next speaker in The University of Texas at Arlington Maverick Speakers Series. He will speak at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in The Lone Star Auditorium at the Maverick

  • Regents approve final design for $78 million events center

    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    The final design for UT Arlington's new, $78 million special events center emphasizes energy efficiency, natural light and materials and flexible seating in a new venue for convocations, concerts and athletics that will define the University's eastern edge.

  • Southern Ute algae biofuel project focus of Nov. 18 talk

    Monday, November 9, 2009

    Bruce Valdez, executive director of the Colorado-based Southern Ute Growth Fund, and Rebecca Kauffman of the Southern Ute Alternative Energy Department will discuss the tribe's venture into algae farming for fuel at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • UT Arlington receives grant to operate college readiness program

    Monday, November 9, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington has received the additional funding necessary to operate the UT Arlington and Arlington ISD College Readiness Program to prepare first-generation minority students for postsecondary education.

  • Textbook rental program expanded into January at UT Arlington

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    A pilot textbook rental program at The University of Texas at Arlington has been expanded into January.

  • PostSecret Project creator Frank Warren to speak at UT Arlington

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    Author Frank Warren, creator of the blog phenomenon PostSecret Project, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom of the University of Texas at Arlington’s E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

  • Murder mystery next on Theatre Arts schedule

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson's unpredictable and engaging murder mystery, "Book of Days," is the next production from The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Theatre Arts. Performances are at 8 p.m. Nov. 13, 14, 19 and 21 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Mainstage Theatre, Room 174, at the Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St.

  • Author to speak at Friends of UT Arlington Library

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    Award winning reporter Mike Cochran, author of the new book "The Godfather of Poker: The Doyle Brunson Story," will speak to the Friends of The University of Texas at Arlington Library at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the sixth floor parlor at the Central Library, 702 Planetarium Place. The meeting is free and open to the public.

  • UT Arlington bioengineer discovers method for boosting adult stem cell production

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have discovered that implantation of medical devices such as catheters leads to the creation of 200 times as many adult stem cells than previous methods of harvesting.

  • UT Arlington celebrates Asian Heritage Month

    Monday, November 2, 2009

    In the wake of successive typhoons in the Philippines, The University of Texas at Arlington will celebrate Asian Heritage Month with two events to benefit the victims of September’s devastating storms.

October

  • Study focuses on progress in juvenile sex trafficking issues

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    University of Texas at Arlington Sociology Lecturer Brittany Smith has completed a study on the commercial sexual exploitation of children in Tarrant County. Smith evaluated progress in implementing the recommendations made in an extensive national study published by nonprofit Shared Hope International in September 2008.

  • UT Arlington hosts semi-annual sports medicine lecture

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    Mindy Millard-Stafford, president of the American College of Sports Medicine, will be the featured speaker for a semi-annual sports medicine lecture at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Forum to be held at UT Arlington

    Monday, October 26, 2009

    Fort Worth and Arlington school district officials, drug/alcohol prevention and treatment professionals and area law enforcement are among those registered for a drug and alcohol prevention forum on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Art in Argentina to be discussed at UT Arlington

    Friday, October 23, 2009

    Patrick Frank, author of two books on Latin American modern art, will discuss "Destroying the Figure in Order to Save It: Sixties Art in Argentina" from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Room 148 at The University of Texas at Arlington Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row.

  • Exoneree services conference scheduled

    Friday, October 23, 2009

    The University of Texas School of Social Work and Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is sponsor of the 2009 Wrongful Conviction and Exoneree Services Conference from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in the Rosebud Theater of the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

  • Planetarium offers free shows to celebrate Astronomy Day

    Thursday, October 22, 2009

    The Planetarium at The University of Texas at Arlington is teaming up with the Texas Astronomical Society in Dallas and the National Space Society of North Texas for a free, public Astronomy Day event from 2 until 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. There will be free planetarium shows, science and space-related demonstrations, displays and discussions throughout the entire day. Weather permitting; telescope viewing will be available to view the sun, moon and planets.

  • UT Arlington Innocence Network helps free two wrongly convicted men

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Something kept gnawing at Natalie Ellis about a Dallas County case that eventually led to the exoneration of two men who were wrongly convicted in 1997.

  • Jazz at Founders Plaza starts Arlington MLK Celebration

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Jazz at Founders Plaza offers a chance to kick back and relax for an inspirational kickoff to a year-long celebration of the life and teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Department of Communication sponsors lecture series

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    Columnist Ed Wallace will be keynote speaker at the Communicators Lecture Series at The University of Texas at Arlington. The lectures are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Rio Grande Ballroom at the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. Wallace, a Business Week columnist and host of "Wheels with Ed Wallace" on KLIF Radio, will discuss "Back to the Future of Communication" at 10 a.m.

  • UT Arlington set to host annual Parent and Family Weekend

    Monday, October 19, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington's annual Parent and Family Weekend on Oct. 23-24 will feature exhibitions, a festival, campus tours, faculty lectures and dinner with UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo.

  • Tenth Faculty Biennial on display in The Gallery at UT Arlington

    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    The 10th "Faculty Biennial," a showcase for recent work created by Department of Art and Art History faculty, is now on exhibit in the Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington. The gallery is in Room 169 at the Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon until 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • Texas education commissioners to lead Educational Policy Summit at UT Arlington

    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund A. Paredes and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Robert Scott are the keynote speakers for the third annual Educational Policy Summit on Monday, Oct. 19, at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Physics professor sheds new lights on breast cancer treatment

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    A University of Texas at Arlington physics professor believes photodynamic therapy, which has been used successfully in treating skin cancers, may be an effective treatment for breast cancer.

  • New medical technologies research funding program announced

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    UT Arlington, UT Dallas medical tech program

  • Ten to be honored at 2009 Distinguished Alumni Gala

    Monday, October 12, 2009

    Former Texas Education Commissioner Jim Nelson heads the list of nine University of Texas at Arlington graduates to be honored at the 44th Distinguished Alumni Gala at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in the E. H. Hereford University Center's Bluebonnet Ballroom.

  • UT Arlington jazz alumni concert is scheduled

    Monday, October 12, 2009

    The Fifth Annual University of Texas at Arlington Jazz Alumni Concert, a scholarship fund-raising event for jazz program students, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, in Irons Recital Hall at the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive. In the past three years, this event has raised more than $15,000 in support of scholarships.

  • Three companies linked with UT Arlington land $4 million in funding

    Friday, October 9, 2009

    Three North Texas technology companies aligned with The University of Texas at Arlington have received a nearly a third of the $10.4 million awarded this month from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, a resource aimed at moving projects to the marketplace.

  • Hermanns Lectures to focus on environmental issues

    Friday, October 9, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington Hermanns Lecture Series, named in honor of a horticulture devotee, is going green. Rudolph Hermanns earned a horticulture degree in Germany before coming to America. He made his living selling flower seeds and lived in a modest apartment near the UT Arlington campus for 20 years, while amassing a large and valuable estate, which he left to the University.

  • UT Arlington to participate in national military veteran mentoring program

    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington will participate in a national mentoring program dedicated to helping military veterans make the transition from the battlefield to the business world.

  • UT Arlington announces deadline for Honors Distinction Scholarship

    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    First-time freshman enrolled at The University of Texas at Arlington have until Feb. 15, 2010, to apply for the most generous award offered to undergraduate students.

  • Goolsby Leadership Academy meets $3 million challenge

    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    Lockheed Martin completes campaign to endow leadership academy

  • Library lecture will focus on 'Bonnie and Clyde'

    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    Jeff Guinn, author of the new book "Go Down Together: The True Story of Bonnie and Clyde," will speak at a meeting of the Friends of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 in the sixth floor parlor of the UT Arlington Central Library, 702 Planetarium Place.

  • Planetarium first in Texas with new technology

    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    The Planetarium at UT Arlington reopens Monday, Oct. 12, with the first Digistar 4 technology in Texas, offering brighter and sharper images. Digistar 4 planetarium software is capable of generating 3D graphics, as well as playing immersive full-dome video. The upgrade includes a new digital light processing projection system that brings digital clarity to make images and videos crisper and brighter.

  • CNN analyst to speak at UT Arlington

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    David Gergen, a CNN political analyst and former adviser to four presidents, is the next lecturer in The University of Texas at Arlington's Maverick Speakers Series. Gergen speaks at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Maverick Activities Center's Lone Star Theatre, 500 W. Nedderman Drive.

  • GradFest '09 answers questions for potential graduate students

    Tuesday, October 6, 2009

    The UT Arlington Office of Graduate Studies will host GradFest '09 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. on the UT Arlington campus. Admission is free to the public.

  • Commencement ceremony schedule to change in 2010

    Monday, October 5, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington will discontinue August commencement ceremonies starting in 2010.

  • UT Arlington set to host real estate Investment roundtable

    Friday, October 2, 2009

    Will the looming tsunami of loan maturities yield forbearance and re-negotiated terms or a raft of foreclosures? That will be one of the featured questions for a panel of real estate investment leaders and attorneys at the opening of The University of Texas at Arlington's 2009 Fall Roundtable Series Thursday, Oct. 8.

  • Civil Rights activist Morris Dees featured in Diversity Series

    Friday, October 2, 2009

    Civil rights activist Morris Dees, who founded the Southern Poverty Law Center, will be The University of Texas at Arlington's Diversity Lecture Series speaker Wednesday, Oct. 7. The 7 p.m. event will be at the Rosebud Theatre in the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 West First Street.

  • Hop the UT Arlington shuttle, and other campus parking tips

    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Demand for parking on the UT Arlington campus is at an all-time high. With more than 28,000 students enrolled in the fall 2009 semester, the University had sold 1,600 more parking decals by early September as it had at the same point last year.

  • UT Arlington postpones 29th annual Bed Races

    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Due to forecasted inclement weather, the 29th annual Bed Races, one of the oldest traditions at The University of Texas at Arlington has been postponed.

  • Theatre Arts presents 'Noises Off'

    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Theatre Arts opens its 2009-10 season with "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn.

  • 'Farewell, my Subaru' author speaks Oct. 22 at UT Arlington

    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Doug Fine, author of "Farewell, my Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living," is to speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Rosebud Theater at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

September

  • UT Arlington receives grants for Arlington ISD partnership

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington has received funding for a partnership with the Arlington Independent School District to prepare first-generation minority students for postsecondary education.

  • Study shows no difference in adopted children raised by gay parents

    Friday, September 25, 2009

    Three college educators have determined there is no significant difference in emotional problems experienced by children adopted by heterosexual and gay or lesbian parents.

  • 'College Town, UTA' community outreach is launched

    Friday, September 25, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington has launched a new community outreach initiative, "College Town, UTA," to assist in the revitalization of old downtown Arlington. The University stands at the heart of the district, which extends from Center Street east to the Levitt Pavilion, south to Park Row Drive, west to Davis Street and north past Abram Street.

  • UT Arlington Development Board expands with prominent alumni, business and civic leaders

    Thursday, September 24, 2009

    The newly expanded University of Texas at Arlington Development Board includes a four-star general, a celebrated film, TV and stage actor, the president of a specialty pharmaceutical company and a founder of one of the nation's largest independent oil and gas producers.

  • Glass artist visits UT Arlington

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    Rob Stern will be a visiting glass artist at The University of Texas at Arlington Sept. 28 through Oct. 2. Stern studied at the famed Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle and earned his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Miami. He has worked with famed glass artist Petr Novtny at the Ajeto Glass Factory in the Czech Republic and exhibited internationally.

  • UT Arlington celebrates Semana de Cultura

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    An annual art exhibit opened Monday at The University of Texas at Arlington to honor the diverse population of Hispanic students, faculty, and staff on campus.

  • Community College Initiative Launches 'Transfer 101' Web Site

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    Higher education officials from The University of Texas System, which includes The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M University System and the 50 community college districts across the state today announced the launch of a new Web site devoted to simplifying the transfer process from Texas' community colleges to public four-year universities - Transfer 101: From Community College to University.

  • Author and urban theorist Richard Florida to speak at UT Arlington

    Monday, September 21, 2009

    Richard Florida, author of the global best-seller "The Rise of the Creative Class," opens the 2009-2010 University of Texas at Arlington Maverick Speakers Series at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.

  • 2009-10 UT Arlington theater season is announced

    Monday, September 21, 2009

    The stage version of "Dead Man Walking," a gripping, true story that won film actress Susan Sarandon the Best Actress Academy Award in 1996, is one of the plays slated for The University of Texas at Arlington's 2009-2010 theater season.

  • Businesses, industries learn about pandemic influenza preparedness at UT Arlington

    Monday, September 21, 2009

    A new one-day course designed to assist business and industry leaders in pandemic planning and to help assure business continuity in the midst of a pandemic will begin Wednesday.

  • UT Arlington professor receives Fulbright Scholar grant

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    Pranesh B. Aswath, associate chair of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at the University of Trento in Italy during the 2009-10 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

  • Engineering Saturdays geared toward generating excitement about field

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington hopes to recruit potential students for its next 50 years at Engineering Saturday on Sept. 26.

  • UT Arlington offers competition for all Texas graduate students

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    The Academy of Distinguished Scholars (ADS) at The University of Texas at Arlington is sponsoring a new award competition for students currently enrolled and in good standing in any graduate program in a Texas institution of higher education.

  • Oozeball scholarship tournament moved to Sept. 25

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    More than 750 students are set to battle at noon Friday, Sept. 25, in the thick and sticky mud during the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular University of Texas at Arlington traditions.

  • UT Arlington Dining Services will help "sustain" vendors at downtown farmer's market

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington will offer some neighborly hospitality to vendors at Arlington's new downtown farmers market when it opens Friday, Oct. 2.

  • Chemistry professor assists in development of new materials for hypersonic vehicles

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    A University of Texas at Arlington chemist is helping unlock the secret of developing higher temperature materials that can be used to design a hypersonic aircraft.

  • Adaptive sports clinics open to community

    Monday, September 14, 2009

    Individuals with disabilities can try various sports at adaptive sports clinics and intramural programs this fall at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • New $2 million NSF grant to boost freshman science, engineering retention rates

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    The National Science Foundation has given nearly $2 million to the Colleges of Engineering and Science at The University of Texas at Arlington to develop an interdisciplinary program to boost retention rates for first- and second-year students.

  • 'Made in Italy' exhibition by UT Arlington photographers at the Arlington Museum of Art

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    The Arlington Museum of Art will feature an exhibit of photography by University of Texas at Arlington students and faculty, who recently studied in Florence, Italy. The exhibit opens Saturday, Sept. 19, and there will be an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. The museum, 201 W. Main. St, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • Pollution prevention workshops save money for businesses through sustainability

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington is offering an interactive pollution-prevention (P2) planning workshop Sept. 23-24, at the Automation and Robotics Research Institute, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. South in Fort Worth.

  • UT Arlington announces double-digit growth in fall enrollment

    Thursday, September 10, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington today announces a record-breaking fall enrollment of 28,084, a milestone of double-digit growth that reflects the University's intense focus on students and increasing diversity of academic programs.

  • Doctoral student grants targeted for areas of national need

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    More than $1.4 million in federal grants will go toward helping qualified graduate students at The University of Texas at Arlington receive their doctoral degrees in areas of national need.

  • Surgical instrument system targets where surgeons should operate

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    An image-guided surgical instrument system that pinpoints where to cut on patients who have scar tissue or other conditions has the chance to revolutionize surgical procedures. Digant Davé, assistant professor in bioengineering, is leading the team and has secured two grants totaling $614,000 from the National Institutes of Health to complete his development of the MIGS platform.

  • UTeach Arlington to boost quality, quantity of area science, math teachers

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    Texas faces a growing shortage of highly skilled science and math teachers. A new UTeach Arlington program housed on The University of Texas at Arlington campus will begin helping area school districts meet that critical need next fall.

  • UT Arlington offers seasonal flu shots

    Thursday, September 3, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington Health Services center will make seasonal flu shots available to students, faculty and staff beginning Friday, Sept. 4, 2009. The vaccine costs $15 and will be administered at the campus health center, 605 S. West St.

  • Major Gift to Endow the College of Liberal Arts Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute

    Thursday, September 3, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington College of Liberal Arts announces a commitment from alumnus Mustaque Ahmed that establishes the Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute, which will build upon Ahmed’s previous generosity to his alma mater.

  • Texas Instruments advances UT Arlington biomedical engineering research

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009

    International technology innovator Texas Instruments Inc. has awarded The University of Texas at Arlington $225,000 in new funds to enhance biomedical research in the College of Engineering in the area of medical diagnostics.

  • UT Arlington announces new, private gifts aimed at enhancing research

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington announces today $3.75 million in commitments supporting a broad range of research as the University advances in its mission of becoming one of the state’s next nationally recognized research institutions.

August

  • Social work professors' book looks at programs to reduce teen dating violence, sexual assault

    Friday, August 28, 2009

    A UT Arlington professor offers advice for organizations and individuals working to prevent teen dating violence and sexual assault in a recently released book.

  • Marching Band to perform at Cowboys game Saturday

    Thursday, August 27, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington Marching Band will do just that at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys-San Francisco 49ers pre-season game Saturday, Aug. 29.

  • Engineering Laboratory Building expands research opportunities

    Thursday, August 27, 2009

    Discover the map of your brain. Find out how sensors and cameras can help the elderly live independently. Learn how a computer can identify signals that make up the American Sign Language. Those secrets and more are among the research now housed at UT Arlington's expanded Engineering Laboratory Building. The University of Texas at Arlington officially unveils the renovated ELB - with a new 27,000-square-foot third floor - during free tours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled at 10 a.m. that day.

  • Ted Kennedy campaigned for brother at Arlington State College

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who died Tuesday, Aug. 25, visited Arlington State College on Sept. 30, 1960, while campaigning for his brother, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy.

  • Famed inventor kicks off College of Engineering's 50th anniversary

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Whether it's promoting one of his latest inventions or his determined advocacy for science and technology, Dean Kamen embodies what is meant by inventor and entrepreneur.

  • UT Arlington helps students prepare for SAT math test

    Monday, August 24, 2009

    High school students preparing to take the SAT can receive a helping hand on math this fall from The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • UT Arlington, First Baptist Arlington partner in garage project

    Thursday, August 20, 2009

    First Baptist Church of Arlington has donated about 1.5 acres to The University of Texas at Arlington for a new mixed-use project that includes residence hall space for about 450 students, 1,800 parking spaces and street-level retail suites.

  • Mavericks mark semester's start with fireworks extravaganza

    Thursday, August 20, 2009

    A fireworks extravaganza will light up The University of Texas at Arlington sky following the MavsMeet After-Party Friday, Aug. 21, on the Central Library Mall.

  • Nine UT Arlington faculty members recognized for teaching excellence

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    Nine faculty member of The University of Texas at Arlington have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards.

  • Living world game to teach student nurses how to save lives

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    Judy L. LeFlore, associate professor of nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington, wants to find out if playing games can teach student nurses to save lives.

  • College of Engineering answering job needs with nuclear engineering minor

    Tuesday, August 18, 2009

    Projected needs for nuclear engineers have propelled The University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering to offer a minor in that field for the first time this fall.

  • 'Geometry in Reflection' features two noted artists

    Tuesday, August 18, 2009

    The Gallery at UTA presents "Geometry in Reflection" Sept. 4 through Oct. 10. The exhibit features internationally known artists Tommy Fitzpatrick and Margo Sawyer who address architectural forms and color relationships in their work.

  • Smotherman Awards honor work of four UT Arlington professors

    Monday, August 17, 2009

    Four UT Arlington professors will be honored in September as recipients of the Alicia Wilkerson Smotherman Faculty Awards for their recent work with university students.

  • Colloquium explores modern ideas on ancient Greek myths

    Monday, August 17, 2009

    Modern man's perception of ancient Greece legends is the topic of a free colloquium titled "Tragedy, Cinema and Scandal: Modern Receptions of Ancient Greek Myths" from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Red River Room, E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First Street.

  • Chemistry professor receives National Science Foundation research grant

    Tuesday, August 11, 2009

    Peter Kroll, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the principal investigator in a National Science Foundation grant awarded this month for a research project titled "NanoDomain Structure and Multifunctional Properties of Polymer Derived Ceramics."

  • UT Arlington professors reworking how to teach American history

    Friday, August 7, 2009

    History professors at The University of Texas at Arlington, aided by a U.S. Department of Education grant, are working to boost student achievement by teaching area middle and high school history teachers more effective ways to teach American history.

  • Cleaning up the Cold War

    Thursday, August 6, 2009

    The United States and Russia agreed this summer to cut their strategic nuclear arsenals by at least 25 percent. Researchers led by University of Texas at Arlington physics professor Dr. Asok Ray now are helping determine how to safely dispose of the highly radioactive uranium and plutonium in the decommissioned nuclear weapons.

  • Breakthrough fluorescent biomaterials to aid disease treatment

    Tuesday, August 4, 2009

    A breakthrough discovery in fluorescent biomaterials can more efficiently deliver medicine to cancerous areas of the body, build temporary stents in arteries and even regenerate tissue, a research team from The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has found.

  • Unlock the keys to doing business with the government

    Monday, August 3, 2009

    Businesses seeking marketing opportunities through government contracting will learn how to locate and construct winning bids at the 2009 Government Procurement Conference Aug. 12 at the Arlington Convention Center.

July

  • Young athletes learn new moves at first UT Arlington wheelchair basketball camp

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    Twenty-one young athletes are tackling more than hoops and laps this week at The University of Texas at Arlington. They are learning to not only balance their own weight and about 20 pounds of aluminum and rubber, but also to pursue their athletic desires despite limitations.

  • Membership campaign begins for Friends of UT Arlington Library

    Friday, July 24, 2009

    The Friends of the University of Texas at Arlington Library has launched its annual membership and renewal campaign. The campaign runs through October and is aimed at increasing membership and awareness of the UT Arlington Library's offerings.

  • New plays written by students to be presented

    Thursday, July 23, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington's Department of Theatre Arts will present "State of the Art," a showcase of staged readings from new plays written, directed and performed by students. The readings begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30, in Room 143 of the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive.

  • Smart Hospital announces its newest patient: SimMan 3G

    Monday, July 20, 2009

    SimMan 3G, a state-of-the-science, high-fidelity manikin with eyes that blink, pupils that react to light and the ability to bleed, has checked in at The University of Texas at Arlington's Smart Hospital (TM). He is wireless - making him much more mobile for simulations outside the confines of the hospital room, such as ambulances. He is also equipped to provide quality CPR feedback to analyze the effectiveness of the CPR given and can be programmed to demonstrate convulsions.

  • UT Arlington School of Nursing begins innovative new distance education degree program

    Friday, July 17, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing, whose high-quality nursing curriculum has one of the state's highest graduation and licensure rates, has announced an innovative distance education Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) program to begin this fall. The program will be an addition to an already active distance education program in nursing offered by the school. The BSN Academic Partnership program will substantially expand the number of new graduate Registered Nurses in Texas.

  • UT System awards UT Arlington three commercialization grants

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009

    Three Texas Ignition Fund (TIF) grants were awarded to The University of Texas at Arlington for research projects that show promise in advancing out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

  • Crocodile skull unearthed at Arlington Archosaur Site in North Arlington

    Tuesday, July 14, 2009

    Paleontologists have made the most important discovery to date at the Arlington Archosaur Site, a prolific fossil site in North Arlington. The disassembled skull of a crocodile with two and a half inch long teeth that lived nearly 100 million years ago has been unearthed.

  • New Web site lets manufacturers buy, inventors sell ideas

    Thursday, July 9, 2009

    The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center at UT Arlington is providing a new Web-based service that will match inventions with companies that can use them.

  • UT Southwestern, UT Arlington to develop magnetic surgery tools

    Thursday, July 9, 2009

    UT Arlington and UT Southwestern Medical Center have reached an agreement with Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. - a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson - to develop a groundbreaking toolbox of magnetically controlled surgical instruments for minimally invasive surgery.

  • Box art part of 'Fluxhibition' at UT Arlington

    Thursday, July 9, 2009

    The box as an expressive medium is the premise of Fluxhibition #3: Thinking Inside of the Box, an exhibit that runs through July at the University Center Gallery at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Texas legends featured at 'Friends' meetings

    Thursday, July 9, 2009

    Texas legends who took a gamble on success are the focus of the autumn meetings of the Friends of The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

  • ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp offers fun with a purpose

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    Forty-eight middle school students from the North Texas area will attend the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp this month at The University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Bernard Harris, a physician and former astronaut who was the first African American to walk in space, founded the Summer Science Camp in 1994 and ExxonMobil became sponsor in 2006. Dr. Harris will be on campus with the campers July 29.

  • UT Arlington prepares to meet needs of student veterans

    Monday, July 6, 2009

    A forum at The University of Texas at Arlington this week will educate faculty and staff on how to help veterans transition to college students.

  • Rehearsal proves world's largest computing grid is ready

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    The world's largest computing grid, with a major center at The University of Texas at Arlington, has passed its most comprehensive tests to date in anticipation of the restart of the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the world's leading laboratory for particle physics.

  • Microbiologist will sequence termite genome

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    Dr. Jorge Rodrigues, a University of Texas at Arlington microbiologist, has been selected for a highly competitive genome sequencing project by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute. Rodrigues will sequence the genome of a microorganism isolated from a termite's hindgut as part of an effort to identify solutions to climate change.

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March

  • UT Arlington biologist helps land $2 million grant

    Monday, March 30, 2009

    University of Texas at Arlington biologist Jeff Demuth and biologist Mike Wade of Indiana University Bloomington will receive $2 million to study speciation of the grain pest Tribolium castaneum or the red flour beetle.

  • Lectures lead up to 100 Hours of Astronomy events

    Friday, March 27, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington offers star-studded preparation for the 100 Hours of Astronomy event later this week. Two lectures and Planetarium shows usher in a three-day event that is part of the International Year of Astronomy celebration, with another lecture planned a few days later.

  • UT Arlington to help alumni with job search groups

    Friday, March 27, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington will offer new job search groups to help alumni who are looking for employment.

  • UT Arlington Wind Symphony features faculty soloist and major symphony

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009

    The University of Texas Arlington Wind Symphony presents a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. High school band directors may obtain free tickets for themselves or their students by contacting the UT Arlington Band Office 817-272-2533 or bandofc@uta.edu.

  • UT Arlington presents particle physics master class for teens

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington hosts a Particle Physics Master Class for high school students from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in Room 126 of the Chemistry and Physics Building, 700 Planetarium Place. The class is part of an international exercise which affords about 6,000 high school students to be particle physicists for a day.

  • Volunteers needed for on-line survey study of 'instant allies' and 'instant enemies'

    Monday, March 23, 2009

    Psychologists at The University of Texas at Arlington are researching the reasons why some new acquaintances feel like "instant allies," while others feel like "instant enemies."

  • Antiquity lecture is scheduled

    Monday, March 23, 2009

    The spring 'Adventures in Antiquity' symposium is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the sixth floor parlor of The University of Texas at Arlington Central Library, 702 Planetarium Place.

  • Homerathon features a reading of 'The Odyssey'

    Monday, March 23, 2009

    The University Classics Club at The University of Texas at Arlington is sponsoring its annual "Homerathon," beginning with "Invocation to the Muse" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, on the mall of the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. The event is free and open to the public.

  • UT Arlington researchers to present ideas at WBTshowcase

    Monday, March 23, 2009

    Finding more cost-affordable fuel, developing an environmentally friendly paint-stripping agent and providing better images for surgeons in their operating room are cutting-edge ideas that University of Texas at Arlington researchers will present at the WBTshowcase March 24-25 at the Arlington Convention Center.

  • 'Preventing the Spiral of Frailty' topic for March 31 lecture

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    Frailty in the elderly, characteristics and possibly prevention are the topics covered by Dr. Sara Espinoza at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Guadalupe Room at the EH Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

  • Social activist journalist to visit as part of Maverick Speakers Series

    Monday, March 16, 2009

    Ehrenreich brings her firebrand style to The University of Texas at Arlington at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in E.H. Hereford University Center's the Rosebud Theater, 300 W. First St., as part of the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students, or ACES.

  • 'Ask a Mexican' columnist featured in 2009 Distinguished Lecture series

    Monday, March 16, 2009

    Gustavo Arellano, an award-winning journalist and columnist, brings his picante sense of humor to The University of Texas at Arlington at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Carlisle Suite in the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

  • Fermilab experiments discover constraints on Higgs mass

    Friday, March 13, 2009

    The territory where the Higgs boson may be found continues to shrink. The latest analysis of data from collider experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab near Chicago now excludes a significant portion of the allowed Higgs mass range established by earlier measurements.

  • Jim Hayes named to NWBA Hall of Fame

    Thursday, March 12, 2009

    Jim Hayes, founder and long-time coach of The University of Texas at Arlington’s Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team, has been named to the National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame. Hayes, who died in May 2008, was selected in the contributor’s category.

  • The Gallery at UT Arlington presents works by renowned printmaker, sculptor

    Thursday, March 12, 2009

    The Gallery at The University of Texas at Arlington will present a two-person exhibition featuring Rimer Cardillo and Darryl Lauster from March 23 through April 25.

  • Physician will speak about the American Medical Mission to Gaza

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009

    One of the 10 physicians who participated in a medical mission to Gaza in January immediately after the war with Israel ended will speak on behalf of the American Medical Mission to Gaza at 3 p.m., Friday, March 13, in the Concho Room at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

  • Movin' Mavs try for eighth national title

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington's Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team tries for its eighth national championship at the March 12-14 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

  • UT Arlington hosts public hearing Saturday on Texas federal stimulus funding

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    The public is invited to weigh in on federal stimulus funding for North Texas at a 10:30 a.m. state legislative hearing Saturday, March 14, in the Rio Grande Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

  • Fermilab collider experiments discover rare single top quark

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    Scientists at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have observed particle collisions that produce single-top quarks.

  • Genomic fossils discovered in primates shed light on the origin and evolution of HIV

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    Researchers led by Dr. Cedric Feschotte, assistant professor of biology at The University of Texas at Arlington, and assisted by Dr. Steven Goodman from the Field Museum inChicago, have discovered that a retrovirus related to HIV became stably integrated into the genome of two different lemur species about 4.2 million years ago. The analysis of this ancient retrovirus, called pSIV for prosimian immunodeficiency virus, offers new insights into the evolution of lentiviruses including HIV, the causative agent of AIDS. The research will be published March 20 by the Public Library of Science.

  • Experience the glow of world-class glass art at annual UT Arlington sale

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    Paperweights, vases and other functional items priced at $25 or less, along with dazzling display creations priced at hundreds of dollars, will be among the pieces of blown and fused glass available Wednesday, April 1, at The University of Texas at Arlington's annual glass art sale. The sale runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Studio Art Center, 810 S. Davis Drive. Ample free parking is available near the building.

  • The University of Texas at Arlington, alumnus sign sponsored research agreement

    Friday, March 6, 2009

    Two University of Texas at Arlington science professors are undertaking sponsored research to assist Chipotle Business Group Inc. develop new testing technologies for the rapid detection of multiple contaminants in water.

  • Colorful powwow will raise money for scholarships

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009

    The 14th Annual Powwow sponsored by the University of Texas at Arlington Native American Student Association (NASA) will be from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. The American Indian Science and Engineering Society and The Honors College are sponsoring the event, along with NASA, to raise money for scholarships. The event has grown each year and it is now one of the largest powwows in the region, attracting hundreds of visitors annually.

  • UT Arlington to host ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp for middle school students

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington College of Science will host an ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp July 19 through 31. The camp is a two-week residential experience for 48 rising sixth through eighth grade students from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • Join 'The Quest of Kepler ' at The Planetarium at UT Arlington

    Monday, March 2, 2009

    The Planetarium at UT Arlington, 700 Planetarium Place, will host a free public event from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 5. The evening will include watching the launch of NASA's Kepler Mission on the huge planetarium screens and a showing of the planetarium's original show "Cosmic CSI," which reveals what it takes to make a habitable planet. Astrophysicist Manfred Cuntz will discuss what discoveries are expected from the Kepler Mission.

February

  • Nationwide rebuilding initiative seeks input at UT Arlington

    Friday, February 27, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington will host a regional field hearing on the American Planning Association's Rebuilding America initiative from 1:30 to 4:40 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Room 204 of the Architecture Building, 601 W. Nedderman Drive.

  • Learn about 'NASCAR: The Science of Speed' at free presentation

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

    A group of racecars piloted by the best drivers in NASCAR are turning a corner. Without warning, one of the cars suddenly hits an outside wall. There are no engine failures, no flat tires and none of the cars touched. So what happened? This question sparked Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky's interest in NASCAR and the answers she found resulted in her recent book, "The Physics of NASCAR."

  • New McNair Scholars Named for spring

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

    Sixteen new McNair Scholars have been named at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • UT Arlington now part of Howard University Pre-Faculty Internship Program

    Wednesday, February 25, 2009

    An agreement forged with Howard University designates The University of Texas at Arlington as a partner in the Howard University Pre-Faculty Internship Program.

  • Gallery 76102 debuts at UT Arlington Fort Worth Center

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association is presenting Fort Worth Art Today - an exhibition of several artists - March 5 through April 30 at Gallery 76102 at The University of Texas at Arlington Fort Worth Center, 1401 Jones St.

  • Women's History Month focused on 'Life on the Edge: Women and Hard Times'

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    The 23rd Annual Women's History Month at The University of Texas at Arlington will feature three speakers with unique and compelling insights on the series theme, "Life on the Edge: Women and Hard Times."

  • Cooking and human origins to be discussed at Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    Dr. Richard Wrangham, Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University, will present "Cooking and Human Origins" at the Ben and Trudy Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture 2009 at The University of Texas at Arlington. Professor Wrangham will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the auditorium of the School of Architecture, 601 W. Nedderman Drive. The lecture will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. in the foyer. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Harvard legal professor, civil rights expert featured March 3 in Maverick Speakers Series

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    Lani Guinier, the first black woman appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School will discuss "Rethinking Race & Class" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Rosebud Theater at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. The lecture, part of the Maverick Speakers Series, is held in conjunction with the University's second annual Diversity Week and Women's History Month. It is free and no tickets are required. Guinier's books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the lecture.

  • Webb Lecture Series scheduled March 12

    Friday, February 20, 2009

    The 44th Walter Prescott Webb Lecture Series, "Crossing the Atlantic: Travel and Travel Writing in Modern Times," is scheduled for Thursday, March 12, in the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. at The University of Texas in Arlington.

  • Study: Students benefit from depth rather than breadth in high school science courses

    Friday, February 20, 2009

    High school students who study a few science topics in depth have an advantage in college science courses over those whose high school classes spent less time on more topics, according to a recent study.

  • UT Arlington helps students, alumni prepare for job search

    Thursday, February 19, 2009

    At The University of Texas at Arlington, career services professionals help students prepare for their job searches with activities leading up to the Employer Showcase job fair set for Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. The fair is limited to UT Arlington students and alumni only.

  • Business Week 2009 Executive Dinner to focus on the new Dallas Cowboys stadium

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    Tickets and sponsorships for the Tuesday, March 10, Business Week Executive Dinner, presented by Outback Steakhouse, are on sale now. Jones is the Dallas Cowboys chief operating officer and executive vice president. University of Texas at Arlington College of Business alumni, UT Arlington faculty and staff can purchase tickets for half price at $35.

  • Planetarium to show movies; new programs added for spring

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    Movie dates became a little more affordable with $2 movies at the UT Arlington Planetarium, 700 Planetarium Place.

  • UT Arlington adds Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) to degree offerings

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing has announced the addition of a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program beginning fall 2009. The program will build on the current nurse practitioner programs in the masters program.

  • Wooden musical instruments part of life, afterlife in ancient China

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    String, wind and percussion musical instruments played various roles in ancient Chinese rituals, warfare, life and afterlife, according to a new book by Ingrid Furniss, an assistant professor of art and art history at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • "The Robber Bridegroom" opens March 4

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington theatre arts department's spring musical will be the song-filled adaptation of Eudora Welty's famous novella "The Robber Bridegroom." The show will run at 8 p.m. March 4 through 7, and at 2:30 p.m. March 7 and 8 in the Mainstage Theater in the Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St.

  • Annual powwow will raise money for scholarships

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    The 14th Annual Powwow sponsored by the University of Texas at Arlington Native American Student Association (NASA) will be from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St.

  • Mural-sized images from NASA observatories unveiled

    Friday, February 13, 2009

    Mural-sized images of stars, solar systems, black holes and other aspects of space will be unveiled by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the UT Arlington Planetarium atrium, 700 Planetarium Place.

  • Girl University offers insight into college experience

    Thursday, February 12, 2009

    Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains Inc. will present the annual Girl University,

  • UT Arlington to build special events center

    Thursday, February 12, 2009

    The University of Texas System Board of Regents voted at its Feb. 12 meeting in Austin to allow The University of Texas at Arlington to move forward with the design and development of a new special events center. In addition to providing first-rate facilities for University basketball and volleyball teams, the approximately 190,000 square-foot, 6,500-seat center will accommodate a wide variety of events, including indoor sports, convocations, commencements, concerts, political debates, speakers and conferences. It will also provide a venue for year-round public events in the heart of the City of Arlington's targeted redevelopment zone.

  • Dream Makers luncheon March 9 benefits nursing students

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    Tickets are available for the Dream Makers luncheon, benefiting the scholarship fund for the University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing.

  • Study will benchmark state's manufacturers on world-class manufacturing

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    A research study to assess the progress state manufacturers have made in adopting strategies to win in the global economy was launched today by the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, based at The University of Texas at Arlington's Automation and Robotics Research Institute.

  • UT Arlington commits to increase pool of science and mathematics teachers

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    The acute shortage of highly qualified science and mathematics teachers in middle and high school classrooms in Texas and throughout America is well-known. Many have suggested this shortage is an impending crisis that threatens the United States' leadership in science and technology.

  • World-class glass artist set to visit UT Arlington

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    Seattle artist James Mongrain will be a visiting artist in The University of Texas at Arlington's Department of Art and Arts History Feb. 14 though 21. He will work daily in the glass studio, 810 S. Davis Drive.

  • "Living on the Edge in the Medieval and Early Modern World" scheduled Feb. 20

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    Learning about Medieval times includes more than knights in shining armor, castles and chivalry, experts say. The medieval and early modern world saw major social and cultural change - the rise of the middle class, the development of the individual and the emergence of the nation state, to note a few.

  • Acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks at UT Arlington

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and host of the PBS educational television show "NOVA scienceNOW, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Texas Hall, 711 W. Nedderman Drive at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Registration opens for Metroplex Day 2009

    Monday, February 9, 2009

    Metroplex Day 2009 is scheduled Friday, March 9, at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Darwin Day offers timely look at 150-year-old theory

    Monday, February 9, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Biology is inviting the public to an unusual all-day birthday celebration on Thursday, Feb. 12 in Room 100, Nedderman Hall, 416 S. Yates St.

  • Eighth-graders get pumped up about math, science

    Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    About 110 eighth-graders and 11 teachers will converge on The University of Texas at Arlington Fort Worth Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, to pour into math and science.

  • University, Arlington chamber hire business coach for technology incubator

    Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    Officials are hoping the newly established Venture Innovation Partnership at the Arlington Technology Incubator will lead ideas hatched there to marketability.

  • Visiting professor to moderate discussion on development trends

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009

    Experts from North Texas will discuss "Residential Futures - From Loft to Networked Communities" from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway in Dallas.

  • Coaching and mentoring brown bag session offered at UT Arlington Fort Worth Center

    Monday, February 2, 2009

    Dr. M. Frances Leach will offer participants all the tools they need to become effective business coaches or mentors at a workshop Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the UT Arlington Fort Worth Center.

  • National Teach-in features discussion on climate change and sustainability

    Monday, February 2, 2009

    University of Texas at Arlington student leaders will bring lessons learned from the National Teach-In on Climate Change and Sustainability to a roundtable discussion with local decision-makers at 4 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Lone Star Auditorium at the Maverick Activity Center, 500 W. Nedderman Drive. The discussion will explore solutions that emerged from the National Teach-in educational sessions.

January

  • UT Arlington master's program in Human Resource Management earns full accreditation honors

    Friday, January 30, 2009

    The UT Arlington College of Business announced its Master of Science program in human resource management has earned full accreditation from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest professional association devoted to human resource management.

  • UT Arlington Receives First Natural Gas Royalty Check

    Friday, January 23, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington announced today that it has received the first of its monthly natural gas royalty checks from Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.

  • UT Arlington sociology professor says current Texas evolution debate pits cultural traditionalism against modernism

    Friday, January 23, 2009

    Professor Ray Eve, sociology program director at The University of Texas at Arlington, wrote the book on the debate over teaching the theory of evolution with his 1990 publication, The Creationist Movement in Modern America. In November, he published "Evolution, creationism & public schools: Surveying what Texas scientists think about educating our kids in the 21st Century." The report is based on 464 interviews with biology and physical anthropologists who teach the theory of evolution in science courses at Texas public and private colleges and universities. The survey was commissioned by the Texas Freedom Network, an Austin-based nonprofit group that opposes religious influence on public education.

  • University of Texas at Arlington hosts National Teach-In on Climate Change and Sustainability

    Friday, January 23, 2009

    The public is invited to join The University of Texas at Arlington and more than 1,900 universities, local organizations and civic groups across the nation in the National Teach-In on Climate Change and Sustainability from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. The National Teach-in is an annual event that focuses on ways to reduce global climate change. Over the course of the day, interactive sessions will be led by experts on issues related to climate change and sustainability.

  • 'Romancing the Stars a sweet date at Planetarium

    Thursday, January 22, 2009

    The Planetarium at UT Arlington has a program Feb. 13 and 14 for couples with stars in their eyes.

  • The Gallery at UTA opens exhibit exploring political resistance

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    An exhibit by artists Vincent Valdea and Michelle Dizon opens at the Gallery at UTA with a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. The gallery is in room 169 in the Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St. The artists will give a brief gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29.

  • UT Arlington Distinguished Alumna invests in Goolsby Leadership Academy

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    Distinguished Alumna Jackie Fouse (BA ‘82, MA ‘84) gave $250,000 to benefit The University of Texas at Arlington's Goolsby Leadership Academy in the College of Business.

  • UT Arlington helps students prepare for SAT math test

    Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    High school students preparing to take the SAT can receive a helping hand on math from The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Friends of the Library to hear talk by columnist

    Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    Dave Lieber, humorist, storyteller and consumer rights columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, is scheduled to speak to the Friends of the UT Arlington Library at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the sixth floor at the Central Library, 702 Planetarium Place. He will discuss his new book, "Dave Lieber's Watchdog Nation," which gives readers tips on how to protect themselves against scams and educates the reader about their rights as consumers. Copies of the book will be available for sale during the reception following Lieber's presentation.

  • EPA administrator, former Arlington mayor joins UT Arlington

    Thursday, January 15, 2009

    Richard Greene, regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency in North Texas and mayor of Arlington from 1987 until 1997, is joining The University of Texas at Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA) as an adjunct professor Jan. 20.

  • Deadline approaches for largest scholarship ever offered at UT Arlington

    Wednesday, January 14, 2009

    The University of Texas at Arlington is launching the most generous scholarship it has ever offered to undergraduate students. The Honors Distinction Scholarship will provide $20,000 per year for up to four consecutive years for education-related expenses to a limited number of outstanding first-time freshmen entering the university in the fall semester. The merit-based scholarship is expected to be highly competitive.

  • Festival of Ideas event focuses on video as a research tool

    Tuesday, January 13, 2009

    Video’s role in the humanities is the focus of a Festival of Ideas program set for Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29 and 30 at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • HoverTech Donation To Smart Hospital Eases Patient Transfer, Decreases Injuries

    Monday, January 12, 2009

    HoverTech International recently donated more than $7,500 in patient transfer equipment to the Smart HospitalTM at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • JPS and UTA educate physicians and nurses using high-tech "patients"

    Monday, January 5, 2009

    JPS Health Network and The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing are sponsoring the Fundamental Critical Care Support Provider Course. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice on simulated computerized patients that have the ability to present with all the symptoms of an actual human trauma patient. The purpose of the class is to provide continuing education to trauma and intensive care physicians, nurses and other health care providers.

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