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UTA In The News — Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Dasgupta grant receives more attention

KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, UT Arlington Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and his graduate assistant, Phillip Shelor, about the $1.2 million grant that Dasgupta received from NASA to develop an instrument that will test a broad range of ions on Mars. The goal is to determine whether organic ions exist in Martian soil, which could be a first step to identifying organic compounds, the building blocks of life. The report also aired on the CBS-owned KTXA.

Smith legacy honored by new professorship

Arlington police Officer Jillian Smith did not die in vain while protecting a little girl during a domestic violence call, reported. In addition to whatever good works her one-time colleagues and surviving family members might have done in her name, The University of Texas at Arlington recently added to the list.

Bracco returns to campus for exhibit and discussion

KXTX/Telemundo Dallas broadcast a report about Dominic Bracco II, a photojournalist and UT Arlington alum, whose work focuses attention on the drug violence and youth in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Bracco’s exhibit, “Life and Death in the Northern Pass” is on display at the UT Arlington Central Library through January 14, 2012. Listen to Bracco's Tuesday interview on KERA 90.1 FM's Think program at