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UTA In The News — Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Staging Mamet's classic

Natalie Gaupp, senior lecturer and playwright-in-residence at UT Arlington, is directing a production of David Mamet’s classic Glengarry Glen Ross at UT Arlington for Spare Room Productions and SceneShop, The Dallas Morning News’ Arts Blog reported. The performances will be June 28-30 at the Studio Theatre in the University’s Fine Arts Building. The cast consists of UT Arlington faculty, alumni and current students.

Historian dies at 85

Jack D. White, who methodically gathered and cataloged thousands of historic photographs of Fort Worth and later donated them to UT Arlington Special Collections, died Monday at 85, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. White, a retired advertising executive, photographer, local historian and JFK conspiracy theorist, had a collection of more than 3,000 prints and 4,000 slides of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Talking online education

The State Senate Higher Education Committee is talking about the role high tech should play in the college experience and University of Texas at Arlington President James Spaniolo says to see how well online students fare just look at UTA’s recent nursing graduates, according to KLBJ/590 AM and 99.7 FM (Austin). The station also mentioned that Spaniolo announced his retirement on Monday.