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UTA In The News — Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

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Video Fest coming up

Bart Weiss, UT Arlington film professor and founder of the Dallas Video Fest, appeared on KXAS/NBC 5 Sunday to talk about the upcoming 2012 festival, which starts Wednesday at the Dallas Museum of Art. “Come there and have a great time, get inspired and you’ll never look at video the same way,” he said.

Wolf wins more praise

Wolf, the latest film by UT Arlington assistant professor Ya’Ke Smith, recently was named Honorable Mention in the Best Narrative Feature category of the 16th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, according to the Electronic Urban Report. Presented by BET, Urbanworld screened 49 films this year (including 17 world premieres) and is the largest internationally competitive festival dedicated to the exhibition of independent cinema by and about people of color.

Campuses look to prevent thefts

Theft of property is described as a major problem at many college campuses, including UT Arlington and the University of North Texas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Campus police routinely warn students they must keep an eye on their cellphones, laptops, iPods, iPads and other electronic devices. "Theft is a crime of opportunity," UT Arlington Assistant Police Chief Ricardo Gomez said. "We try to educate students and tell them the best thing to do is take your property everywhere you go."

Parking spaces to parks

About a dozen students in The University of Texas at Arlington's landscape architecture program built a “park” space entirely out of recycled materials, and made it look good, for the annual PARK(ing) Day Dallas event Friday in downtown, the Dallas Business Journal reported.  The event utilizes on-street parking spaces. "We started last year and there's been a big change," said Krishan Batel, 28, a UT Arlington student that is working on his master's degree in landscape architecture. "There are more groups supporting (PARK)ing Day this year."

New restaurant announced

Colorado-based Smiling Moose Deli is planning to open a location at UT Arlington’s College Park district in November, its second North Texas location, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Fort Worth Business Press. Former Dallas Cowboy Daryl "Moose" Johnston is a partner in the chain. The new store becomes the seventh College Park restaurant.

Radio recognition

UTA Radio is a finalist for Best Student-Run Internet Radio Station by College Music Journal (CMJ), the journal’s website reported. The winner will be announced at CMJ's annual Music Marathon in Oct. 18 in New York City.