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UTA In The News — Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

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White House conference scheduled

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will participate March 20 in a conference at The University of Texas at Arlington on ensuring that schools and communities are safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, the White House announced Thursday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The conference is a collaboration involving the Justice Department, the White House and the university's criminology, criminal justice, education and health professions programs, according to the news release. Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, is also scheduled to participate.

Ballard on climate change

Fort Worth Star-Telegram sports writer Mac Engel featured on his blog the second part of his three-part interview with Robert Ballard, who speaks Tuesday, March 6, in conjunction with UT Arlington’s Maverick Speaker Series. Ballard told Engel that both sides of the global warming debate have merit. “There is a natural warming and a human induced warming. Who is causing it the most? That's where the argument set in,” he said.

Business expert talks absenteeism

KXTX/Telemundo Dallas interviewed Liliana Perez-Nordtvedt, associate professor in the UT Arlington College of Business, about the impact to businesses from employees who frequently call in sick to work. Recent studies show that absenteeism can mean economic losses, increase to insurance rates, decreased productivity and low employee morale.

New center dedicated with gala

KTVT/CBS 11 reported on Thursday night’s dedication ceremony for UT Arlington’s College Park Center. The report said the College Park District will be Arlington’s first mixed-use retail and residential development.

Remembering Dallas Morning News architecture critic

The David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington has been established in memory of longtime Dallas Morning News’ architecture critic David Dillon, who died in 2010, the Fort Worth Business Press reported. The center, an initiative of the School of Architecture, will support the research of faculty and students as they investigate how the region and its architecture have changed across the past several decades.

Drake draws attention

Tonight’s Drake concert for students, staff and faculty at UT Arlington was mentioned on KXAS/NBC 5. It is the first concert in the new College Park Center venue.

Talking about Texas

Brenda McClurken, from The University of Texas at Arlington Library, will entertain guests of the women’s social club BFFs with the program "Texas, Our Texas" Monday at the Shady Valley Country Club, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Social Eyes column reported.