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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Hiring is a win-win

Architectural Record published an interview with Mark Lamster, who will become The Dallas Morning News’ new architecture critic as part of a partnership with UT Arlington. He will also teach a graduate seminar at the University and work on long-term research projects. Lamster said the position is great for him “because I get to have a voice in the press and also work in an academic environment.”

The Fort Worth Business Press’ People section also noted the hiring.

ACE honors two from UT Arlington

Inside Higher Ed reported that the American Council on Education on Tuesday named 50 faculty members and administrators to its Fellows Program, including two from UT Arlington. Pamela Jansma, dean of the College of Science, and Victoria Farrar-Myers, a professor of political science, were among those honored. The program, in which participants work with executives at other colleges from those that employ them, is known as a stepping stone to top positions in higher education

Performance praised

A review in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram lauded a recent performance of German baroque music by baritone and UT Arlington assistant professor of music David Grogan. The reviewer said: “He was exceedingly smooth throughout with a voice that was light and clear on the top (where he did his best work) and yet still full in the lower registers.”

Concussion summit planned

The University of Texas at Arlington will host the 2nd annual Concussion Summit: Concussion in Youth Sports April 12 and 13 on campus, according to the Fort Worth Business Press. The event, which will have speakers from all over the U.S., is intended to engage a broad audience, from parents and medical professionals to coaches and athletic trainers.

Bloggers disagree

UT Arlington assistant professor of sociology Brent Sasley used a post on the Daily Beast’s Open Zion blog to challenge a recent column on Zionist history by fellow blogger Yousef Munayyer. Sasley says the inaccurate picture of the Zionist movement “contributes to a demonization of its leaders and its goals” and “is not a useful basis for conceiving solutions to the conflict.”