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UTA In The News — Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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New architecture center honors critic

The David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington has been established to honor the memory of The Dallas Morning News’ longtime architecture critic, who died in 2010, according to The Dallas Morning News. Thanks to a gift from Dillon’s wife, Sally, the university has acquired his extensive archives — scrapbooks of his own writings, notes for books and articles both published and unpublished, recorded interviews with architects and other materials. UT Arlington plans to make much of the material available digitally to scholars and students.

Nursing grant to boost recruiting, research

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing will use a new $419,000 federal grant to recruit minorities to its nursing doctorate program with hopes of addressing cultural disparities in health research and patient care, The Dallas Morning News’ Education Notes column reported. The three-year award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide funds to recruit candidates from historically underrepresented groups and provide mentoring, professional socialization and enhanced academic advising.

College of Science accepts largest in-kind gift

Global information and analytics provider IHS has granted a software license worth an estimated $4.4 million over three years to UT Arlington’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, giving students and professors access to the latest in petroleum industry technology, the website MSPNews reported. The grant represents the largest in-kind gift ever to the College of Science.

A Robert Ballard preview

Fort Worth Star-Telegram sports writer Mac Engel interviewed ocean-explorer Robert Ballard for his Big Mac Blog. Ballard, who is best known for locating the Titanic, will be the next speaker in the Maverick Speakers Series on March 6 at UT Arlington. Ballard said his work is full of possibilities: “The silliest question I get asked is, 'What are you going to find next?' I don't have a clue because I don't know what it is I'm going to find.”

Sold-out Drake concert coming up

Drake will perform the first concert at UT Arlington’s new College Park Center this weekend, KXAS/NBC 5 reported. The sold-out show is Friday.

Science fair in the spotlight

More than 400 middle and high school students participated in the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UT Arlington Monday, according to a report on KDFW/Fox 4. The fair is a qualifying event for the Intel ISEF Fair, an international event.