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UTA In The News — Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Editorial on Spaniolo

James Spaniolo helped UT Arlington sparkle through completion of several key projects and initiatives during his eight-year tenure as its president, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial said in reacting to Spaniolo's retirement announcement Monday.

KLIF 570 AM interviews Spaniolo

KLIF 570 AM featured James D. Spaniolo, president of The University of Texas at Arlington, in an extended interview concerning his time in the president's office after Spaniolo announced his retirement Monday.

KRLD 1080 AM interviews Buckley

KRLD 1080 AM talked to Michael Buckley about a U.S. Commerce Department report that showed housing starts falling 5 percent in May because of a slowdown in multifamily construction. Buckley, who is the director of the UT Arlington Center for High Density Development in the School of Architecture, said the bump in statistical information isn't too much of a concern since other indexes have shown sustained improvement in housing during the last five to six months.

KTCU 88.7 FM interviews Maddalena

KTCU 88.7 FM featured Luca Maddalena, a UT Arlington aerospace engineering assistant professor, in an extended interview on Fanboy Radio with Scott Hinze. Maddalena talked about a $640,000 grant from NASA to study hypersonic propulsion. He will team with colleague Luca Massa on the project. Maddalena said the NASA grant was the only one awarded in 2012.

Discussion about Division Street name rechange includes UTA's Dulaney

Some panelists at a Tuesday night forum at UT Arlington said changing Division Street's name to honor Martin Luther King Jr. would help Arlington show that it is "progressive" and not racist, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The NAACP group, led by President Silk Littlejohn-Gamble, has petitioned city and state officials to rename the eight-mile stretch of state highway. Panelists included Marvin Dulaney, UT Arlington history chairman and associate professor.

UTA photography collection cited

The Dallas Museum of Art melds past and future perfectly in its virtual catalog for George Grosz exhibition, Robert Wilonsky wrote in The Dallas Morning News Arts Blog. The exhibition is available as a free app now on the DMA website. There are six photos of Elm Street and Theater Row alone, including a neon-at-night look-see from the Squire Haskins Photography Collection at The University of Texas at Arlington that makes Dallas look like Manhattan in 1953.

Frog population decline

Carl Franklin, president of the DFW Herpetological Society and biological curator at the Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center at UT Arlington, said he has observed an alarming decline among local frog populations, Pegasus News reported in a Green Source DFW article.