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UTA In The News — Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Hope for Arlington's own dinosaur

UT Arlington doctoral student Derek Main and Merlynd Nestell, a professor of earth and environmental sciences and mathematics, were interviewed on KXAS/NBC 5 about the Arlington Archosaur site. Main recently presented findings from the site at a paleontology conference and is hoping scientific colleagues will agree that a new species of dinosaur has been found in Arlington.

An award for design

The Fort Worth Business Press reported that the Arlington Urban Design Center has won the 2011 Current Planning Award from the American Planning Association Texas Chapter for a project with the city of Arlington. Students from The University of Texas at Arlington’s Schools of Urban and Public Affairs and School of Architecture worked with the city of Arlington on design projects, civic space planning, beautification projects and redevelopment opportunities.

Highlighting sustainability

The website Green Source DFW featured Meghna Tare, director of UT Arlington’s Office of Sustainability, in a story on efforts by local universities to become more “green.” Since being hired in 2010, Tare has implemented a variety of eco-friendly programs, including three that reduce cars on campus. The university is also working to expand green space, reduce energy use and increase recycling.