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UTA In The News — Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Spaniolo introduces the Texas Tribune TribCast

UT Arlington President James Spaniolo provides a lighthearted introduction for this week's Texas Tribune TribCast, a roundup of statewide news.

Del Carmen comments on officer's rap video

Univision Dallas/KUVN 23 interviewed Alex del Carmen, professor and chair of the UT Arlington Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, about a Dallas police lieutenant placed on administrative leave following a controversial rap video in which she talks about shooting people.

Better Buildings Challenge

The city of Fort Worth has generated $5.9 million in annual cost savings from making energy-efficiency improvements on its buildings since joining President Barack Obama's "Better Buildings Challenge" in May and expects to reap the goal of 20 percent greater efficiency by 2020, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and reported. The Fort Worth mayor made the remarks during the Sustainable Energy Fort Worth Conference at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth. At the conference, leaders of the aeronautics company, representatives of The University of Texas at Arlington and Baylor All Saints Medical Center officially signed on to the challenge. The story also was carried by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Academic Partnerships

Campus Technology mentioned UT Arlington in a story about Academic Partnerships, which will assist the University of Delaware in its efforts to build an online master’s degree in business administration program. Academic Partnerships’ client list includes UT Arlington and Texas’ Lamar University, among others.