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UTA In The News — Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

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UT Arlington, Shimadzu forge $25M partnership and carried reports about The University of Texas System Board of Regents decision this week to allocate $7.5 million to support the creation of the Institute for Research Technologies at UT Arlington. The institute, a collaboration between UT Arlington and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, is a $25.2 million endeavor that the University said will transform research capabilities and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education throughout the UT System and Texas.

Seth Meyers tickets available for Nov. 19 Maverick Speakers Series

NBC 5/KXAS reported that tickets are now available for the Nov. 19 Maverick Speakers Series at UT Arlington featuring Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers.

Arlington explores combining some operations with Arlington ISD

The Arlington City Council and Arlington Independent School District Board of Trustees planned on meeting Thursday to explore the potential money savings by combining some operations, reported. The city has enjoyed success in previously establishing a partnership with UT Arlington, in which the two share a Canon Print Center. Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck estimated the partnership would save the city “hundreds of thousands.”

UT Arlington to play role in technology forum in Frisco

The Center for Digital Education website,, noted that three UT Arlington Center for Distance Education staff will lead a session at the 8th Annual Texas Community College Technology Forum Nov. 16 in Frisco. Instructional designers Matt Croslin and Sarah Sarraj, along with Harriet Watkins, manager for the center, will lead the session: Online Learning Innovation: Community, Openness, and Turning Things Inside Out.