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UTA In The News — Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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Air impact on transportation, growth

Barbara Becker, dean of the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, told The Dallas Morning News that the time is coming when people won’t be able to commute long distances by car, because of fuel costs and pollution. Ozone is a particular problem in the DFW area, which ranked 12th-worst in the American Lung Association’s 2011 State of the Air report. “Unless we develop a complex, far-reaching modal transportation system, it’s going to start turning the ability to keep growing,” Becker said.

College Park Center opening winning rave reviews

Nothing in recent memory could be more deserving of attention and lavish praise than the new crown jewel of Arlington, the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center, columnist Faye Reeder wrote in the Arlington Citizen-Journal reported. The pressure was on to throw an opening day party worthy of debuting the spectacular $78 million facility. No worries – because the extravaganza to christen the new venue was a smash hit.

Spanish-language television covers College Park Center opening

The Univision station in Dallas, KUVN/Noticias 23, included an interview with Frank Lamas, vice president of student affairs at UT Arlington, in its report about opening day celebrations at College Park Center.

Maverick Homecoming 2012

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Extra credit blog noted that University of Texas at Arlington fever continues this weekend with Homecoming 2012, an event scheduled to include a street party and a parade.

Better healing for serious facial burns reported on the Biomask being developed by UT Arlington engineers. The mask will allow better healing for serious facial burns. Eileen Moss, an electrical engineer at UT Arlington’s Automation Robotics and Research Institute, is working with researchers from the Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio and Northwestern University to perfect the technology.

Professor's new film to debut at SXSW noted the world premiere next month of “Wolf,” at the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival in Austin. “Wolf” is the feature film debut by Ya’Ke Smith, director and assistant professor of art and art history at UT Arlington.