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UTA In The News — Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

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College Park Center opening set for Wednesday

WFAA Channel 8 reported on Wednesday's grand opening of UT Arlington's College Park Center, the 7,000-seat arena that will now be home to the University's men's and women's basketball teams. The two teams play UT San Antonio Wednesday. Sandwiched in between the games is a ribbon-cutting extravaganza. KXAS NBC 5 also aired an advance of Wednesday's festivities.

UT Arlington growth fuels downtown boom

The rise of development in and around UT Arlington and the fall of Glorypark -- the dead initiative that would have built a huge mixed-use project between Cowboys Stadium and Rangers Ballpark -- have fueled growth of downtown Arlington, Fort Worth Star-Telegram business columnist Mitchell Schnurman wrote.

C-SPAN features UT Arlington history class discussion

CSPAN's American History channel aired a history class discussion at UT Arlington Saturday and Sunday featuring David Narrett's lecture and discussion on the French and Indian War. Narrett is an associate professor in history at UT Arlington.

Professor analyzes police report findings

The Amarillo Globe-News examined more than 2,000 pages of police reports describing Amarillo police officers’ use of deadly force in 27 cases over the last 11 years. In all instances, internal investigations and grand juries found officers responded appropriately. The number of cases, at least, did not trouble Alex del Carmen, professor and chairman of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at the University of Texas at Arlington. He closely studies police shootings. “If there were 27 uses of (deadly) force in 11 years, that’s impressive ... It doesn’t appear to be a concern,” said del Carmen.