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UTA In The News — Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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UT Arlington, Shimadzu forge $25M partnership

D Magazine’s Healthcare Daily and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that The University of Texas at Arlington will receive $7.5 million from the state's Permanent University Fund toward the formation of a three-part research technologies institute, UT System regents decided Monday. The Institute for Research Technologies, a $25.2 million endeavor, is designed to "transform research capabilities and [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] education throughout the UT System and Texas. UT Arlington's co-collaborator is Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, a world leader in the analytical instruments industry.

Schug interviewed about UT Arlington's new $25 million partnership

KLIF/570 AM interviewed Kevin Schug, UT Arlington associate professor of biochemistry and director of the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry, about UT Arlington’s $25.2 million research partnership with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments.

Howard puts spotlight on UT Arlington's $10k degree plan

On his website,, nationally syndicated radio host and consumer advocate Clark Howard mentioned UT Arlington’s affordable tuition plan that would allow a student to obtain a bachelor’s degree for $10,000.

National Food Day about more than food

KXAS/NBC5 reported that 250 colleges around the country, including UT Arlington, plan to observe National Food Day today. The focus is on healthy options, sustainable agriculture, fair working conditions for people who work on farms and reducing homelessness.

Hot button issue during political season

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on UT Arlington President James Spaniolo’s personal collection of political campaign buttons that are on display at the UT Arlington Library. “This year, I particularly like the Romney button – George Romney,” he said, noting that Mitt Romney’s father sought the presidency decades ago. About 150 buttons – dating to the late 1800s – are on display including buttons that read: “LBJ,” “JFK,” “Dewey” and “Nixon.”

Early voting begins Oct. 29 at UT Arlington

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram mentioned that early voting for the Nov. 6 presidential election will take place at UT Arlington Maverick Activities Center from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

Air test monitor at UT Arlington

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram noted that Mansfield and UT Arlington each have an automated gas chromatograph monitor to test air quality.  Another monitor will be installed next year in Fort Worth. So far, only the monitor in Mansfield is posting data to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality website. When all the monitors are in place, there will be 12 in North Texas. Bloomberg Businessweek also carried this story.