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UTA In The News — Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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UT Arlington, Shimadzu forge $25M partnership

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has allocated $7.5 million from the Permanent University Fund toward the formation of the Institute for Research Technologies at UT Arlington, a $25.2 million endeavor that will transform research capabilities and STEM education throughout the UT System and Texas, the Dallas Business Journal and Fort Worth Business Press reported. The Institute is a collaboration of The University of Texas at Arlington and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, an analytical instruments firm. The new Institute will include three centers: The existing Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry, the new Center for Imaging and the new Center for Environmental, Forensic and Material Analysis.

UT Arlington $25 million partnership gains widespread attention

Yahoo! News,, Bloomberg Businessweek, Reuters, CBS and numerous other media outlets also carried the announcement about UT Arlington’s $25.2 million research partnership with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments.

Biologists search area lakes for signs of zebra mussels

Robert McMahon, UT Arlington professor emeritus of biology, was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about biologists’ search for signs of zebra mussels on area lakes. “With the population, water transfers and boater movement in the Metroplex, all of the lakes in North Texas are vulnerable,” said McMahon, who will monitor 14 lakes in North and East Texas over the next two weeks thanks to a government grant. The hunt for zebra mussels is also noted in a photo gallery.

Foreign Policy 101

Brent Sasley, UT Arlington assistant political science professor, was quoted extensively in a story that looked at whether voters will factor foreign policy into their presidential candidate choice and what they should consider.

Presidential debate watch

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that about 230 UT Arlington students gathered to watch the third and final presidential debate on a jumbo screen located in the Maverick Activities Center last night. The event, held in the Lone Star auditorium, was organized by UT Arlington’s Honors College Council and The Shorthorn student newspaper. The event included live text polling and surveys.

Topping Out 2012 awards program is Thursday

The Dallas Morning News Robert Miller business column focused on Topping Out 2012, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Dallas Contemporary in the Design District. It’s the ninth annual celebration of the building industry that recognizes the top 10 projects in the area. Ralph Hawkins, CEO of HKS Inc., and The University of Texas at Arlington Architectural Alumni Association created the event in 2002.

Tabata or not Tabata? Take care with this intense fitness trend

The Miami Herald, and The Montana Standard published a Dallas Morning News article about Tabata that quoted Paul McDonough, UT Arlington associate professor of kinesiology. Tabata is an intense trendy fitness workout that McDonough said is not for everyone.