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UTA In The News — Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

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School of Architecture receives $1.5 million gift

Dallas architect Ralph Hawkins and his wife, Susan, have committed $1.5 million to The University of Texas at Arlington in support of its School of Architecture, where Hawkins was once a student, Robert Miller wrote in his Dallas Morning News business column. Hawkins is better known to the world as chairman and CEO of HKS Inc., which has designed prominent sports venues across the globe, including Cowboys Stadium and the 7,000-seat College Park Center at UT Arlington, a LEED Gold building that has been recognized for its sustainable design.

KXAS interviews Price about NFL's first $2 billion team

KXAS/NBC 5 interviewed Joshua Price, assistant professor of economics at UT Arlington, about the Dallas Cowboys franchise, which according to Forbes has become the NFL’s first $2 billion team. “They had three Super Bowls in four years and they developed a very large fan base,” Price said. “And, while they haven’t had much post-season success in recent years that fan base is still there. That really drives merchandise purchases as well as coming to the football games.”

Special sports guide on Cowboys cites research by Price, Lujauco

In its special Sunday sports guide, The Dallas Morning News cited research by Joshua Price, assistant professor of economics at UT Arlington, and economics major, Phil Lujauco, to measure NFL franchise success. The two used 14 measures of success to calculate a score for every team in the league. The database allows readers to select teams to see how their rankings compare to the Dallas Cowboys since 1980.

Bloomberg Businessweek shines spotlight on College of Nursing alumna

Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Carole Eldridge, a UT Arlington alumna, has been appointed as director of graduate programs at the Chamberlain College of Nursing. Eldridge earned her master’s degree in nursing administration from UT Arlington.

Ginsberg's glass art exhibit highlighted

Justin Ginsberg, adjunct professor in UT Arlington's Art and Art History Department, is featured in a story about glass art and design. Ginsberg “completely and utterly redefines glass,” the article said following Ginsberg’s solo exhibition at the PEEL Gallery in Houston in May.