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UTA In The News — Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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North Texas development

The Dallas Morning News noted research by The University of Texas at Arlington’s Center for Metropolitan Density in a story about the future of North Texas development. According to a recent regional survey by the center, a whopping 86 percent of people said they want a future with sustainable environments. Almost as many said the region needed more high-density designs.

Recognition for sustainability development

LAND Online, the news website for The American Society of Landscape Architects, mentioned that the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a new rating system for sustainable design in landscape and site development, has named UT Arlington’s the Green at College Park one of the first three projects in the world to be certified according to the organization’s rigorous benchmarks.

Math and science program leads to the White House

President Obama praised student science fair winners from around the country Tuesday during the second annual White House Science Fair, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The group included Rio Grande Valley student, Ana Nieto, 17, who attended the Upward Bound Math and Science summer program at The University of Texas at Arlington. She and two other students developed rockets for NASA competitions. The president recognized the three for their effort as students who spoke English as a second language.

UT Arlington alum gets new title

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Extra credit blog noted that Rodney White, the new Paul Laurence Dunbar Young Men’s Leadership Academy principal, earned his master’s degree from UT Arlington.