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UTA In The News — Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Diperts' donation helps UT Arlington build new visitors center

The University of Texas at Arlington will build a new visitors center named for a local businessman who has contributed to its construction, the Fort Worth Business Press and Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Dan Dipert, CEO of Arlington-based Dan Dipert Travel & Transportation Ltd., and his wife Linda have committed $400,000 toward construction of UT Arlington’s first, free-standing visitors center. The 7,000-square-foot, high-tech center will open in summer 2012 at South Center and East Second streets in the College Park District. The visitors center will be named the Dan Dipert University Welcome Center in honor of Dipert, a prominent civic and business leader, and Linda Dipert, marketing director for Dan Dipert Travel.

UT Arlington's College Park District nearing completion

KXAS/NBC 5 interviewed Kristin Sullivan, UT Arlington assistant vice president for media relations, for a story about the University’s new College Park District, which is nearing completion. College Park Center will host the first UT Arlington basketball game on Feb. 1. The first concert is planned for March 2012. The entire College Park District, which will offer retail space, residences, and restaurants, is set for completion next August.

Perry speech raises questions

KDFW/FOX 4 interviewed Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, in a segment about Rick Perry’s presidential campaign speech that he gave Friday night before a conservative policy organization.

Moving past defeat

WFAA/ABC 8 interviewed Paul Paulus, UT Arlington professor of psychology, on Friday, about the Texas Rangers’ mood after their Game 6 loss in the World Series, and what it would take for them to move past the defeat, mentally.

Endangered Languages Week highlighted Endangered Languages Week, which the UT Arlington Department of Linguistics & TESOL is hosting Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, along with other campus organizations to highlight the plight of languages in danger of extinction.

Reinhartz to deliver lecture on New Mexico history

Guidebook reported that Dennis Reinhartz, a UT Arlington professor emeritus of history and Russian, will deliver the lecture, “The Graphics of Statehood: The Mapping of New Mexico,” on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of Governors. In celebration of New Mexico’s 100th year as a state, the museum’s Fray Angelico Chavez History Library is devoting its 12th Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series to Centennial speakers.