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UTA In The News — Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Astronaut talks about space, life and gun control

Astronaut Mark Kelly, a retired U.S. Navy captain and best-selling author, advocated across-the-board background checks when people purchase guns at the Maverick Speakers Series last night, KTVT CBS 11KDFW Fox 4KXAS NBC 5KLIF 570, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News reported. Kelly's wife, U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, survived an assassination attempt back in 2011. Kelly said it took the Newtown, Conn., shooting tragedy before the country started to talk about serious gun controls. Kelly spoke to a packed house at Texas Hall. The Star-Telegram also has a story about Kelly's exploits as an astronaut and the lessons he's learned in life.

UT Arlington artist exhibits work

Stephen Lapthisophon, UT Arlington art and art history senior lecturer, was featured in an art review in the Dallas Observer. Lapthisophon's work was featured in a one-day installation exhibition in Dallas' Deep Ellum.