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UTA In The News — Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Editorial: Spaniolo leaves "lively, transformed" UT Arlington campus

Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial commended outgoing UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo for leaving a lively, transformed campus. “For nine years as UTA president, he communicated his vision of and for the university with enthusiasm and clarity. He wanted the world to see UTA as a first-rate institution with top-notch faculty and facilities. He wanted current students to consider their campus a welcoming place and prospective students to put it on their destination list. Having steered the school confidently toward those goals, Spaniolo is stepping down Friday,” the editorial said. TMCnet Education Technology also carried the piece.

Behbehani appointed dean of College of Engineering

The Fort Worth Business Press and Dallas Business Journal Executive People on the Move reported that Khosrow Behbehani, a noted biomedical researcher, inventor and chairman of the UT Arlington Department of Bioengineering, has been appointed dean of the University’s College of Engineering.

UT Arlington research could aid in cancer treatment

ScienceDaily.comMedicalExpress and ScienceCodex reported that a team of UT Arlington researchers has identified two ruthenium-based complexes they believe could pave the way for treatments that control cancer cell growth more effectively and are less toxic for patients than current chemotherapies.

Bus service conditionally approved for Arlington

KDFW/Fox 4 and The Dallas Morning News reported that DART board members have given conditional approval for bus service to begin in Arlington in August. The line would run only on weekdays and its schedule would sync with the TRE. Fare would be $5. The City of Arlington, UT Arlington, and the city’s business community would cover the service’s $700,000 annual cost.

UT Arlington assists in monitoring lakes for zebra mussels

UT Arlington is working together with the U.S. Geological Society, Trinity River Authority and other organizations to monitor area lakes for zebra mussels as well as educate the public about the need to “Clean, Drain and Dry” their boats, Tadpole’s Outdoor Blog reported.

Lawmakers want special session to include $2.7 billion state bond package to finance projects at UT Arlington, other colleges

Lawmakers and interest groups called on Gov. Rick Perry to expand the special session to other issues even before he formally announced the session late Monday afternoon, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. In North Texas, one bill many officials want the special session to include is a $2.7 billion state bond package to finance projects at colleges and universities. Included in the package was more than $350 million for projects in the region, including improvements at UT Arlington and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.