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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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CEO on KERA/Channel 13

UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo discusses current challenges facing both students and administrators in higher education on the next "CEO" scheduled to air Aug. 26 on KERA/Channel 13, reported.  The college is forced to look for alternative sources of revenue to educate a record number of students as state funding shrinks.  Spaniolo also details plans for a 22-acre multi-use development currently under construction and updates UTA's progress toward becoming a nationally recognized research university.

Free public electric car charging stations on campus

In anticipation of an expanding electric car market, The University of Texas at Arlington has announced plans to add a free public electric vehicle charging station on campus, the AASHE Bulletin reported. Donated by City Electric Supply's Arlington office, the charger is being installed in a new campus garage that is slated to open in 2012. Room for six additional chargers are included in the plans for the final phase of the garage.

Levent Gurdemir elected president of SWAP

The Dallas Business Journal's Executive People on the Move reported that Levent Gurdemir, director of The Planetarium at UT Arlington, has been elected president of the SouthWestern Association of Planetariums. SWAP is the regional association of planetarium professionals associated with schools, museums, science centers and private institutions from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Build credibility, not raise questions

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review published a Gannett News article that quoted David Silva, UT Arlington vice provost for academic affairs and professor of linguistics. The article explained why people in the workplace should use words that build credibility, not raise questions.

Kalpana Chawla

The Houston Press profiled five famous Indian and Pakistani Houstonians, including Kalpana Chawla. The aerospace engineer earned her master's degree from UT Arlington. She joined NASA, and became the first Indian-born woman and second Indian ever to fly in space.