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UTA In The News — Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Privacy concerns reported that Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings has asked the new Dallas Omni Hotel to take action on a privacy issue. WFAA/Channel 8 reported Monday that views into the restrooms of the corner suites at the hotel leave some guests exposed. Don Gatzke, dean of the UT Arlington School of Architecture, reviewed WFAA’s video. He believes the corner suite’s specific design and other factors might be causing the problem.

UT Arlington's recognizable SITE

The Sustainable Sites Initiative, or SITES, has certified the first three projects under its four-star system for rating the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes. UT Arlington’s The Green at College Park is among the first to be recognized for sustainable land practices, the Engineering News-Record reported.

International Model NATO Conference

UT Arlington students are among young minds from top universities in the U.S. and around the world gathering in Washington this weekend for the 2012 International Model NATO Conference, American Security reported. The goal of the conference is to engage young minds in debate, increase awareness about the role of NATO and the issues it faces, and provide a forum to collaborate and network.

Hottest team in the country

KXAS/NBC 5 called UT Arlington’s Mavericks the hottest team in the country after the men’s basketball team got their 16th straight win.

More applause for new arena

Arlington's new multi-purpose arena, College Park Center, will host its first boxing event Friday night in front of the nation, as ESPN will televise the event, reported. The state-of-the-art arena is on the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington. "It's the finest arena for its size in the country," said event coordinator Lester Bedford.