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UTA In The News — Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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KERA talks to Lamster ahead of 2nd Annual David Dillon Symposium

KERA’s Art & Seek reported that UT Arlington holds the Second Annual David Dillon Symposium today and tomorrow. It’s named for the late architecture critic of The Dallas Morning News. But it’ll feature the first public appearance of the paper’s new architecture critic, Mark Lamster. He is also a UT Arlington architecture professor in practice. Lamster spoke with KERA 90.1 FM about his move from New York to Texas.

HHMI announces $65 million in grants for research universities

UT Arlington is among 203 research universities invited to compete for a new round of science education grants awarded by The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the organization’s website reported. The grants, which will total $65 million over five years, are aimed at helping research universities improve persistence of students studying STEM disciplines and reinvigorating introductory science courses.

Area lakes being monitored for zebra mussels

A Dallas Morning News piece about the fight to save area lakes from zebra mussels noted that Robert McMahon, UT Arlington professor emeritus of biology, has been monitoring 14 North Texas lakes for zebra mussels and will expand the list to 23 lakes this spring.

University's energy efficient programs noted on KDFW/Fox 4

In its story about students embracing Earthy Day early, KDFW/FOX 4 mentioned UT Arlington’s bike rental and car sharing programs, water bottle filling stations and other energy efficient upgrades.