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UTA In The News — Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

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The Dallas Morning News Q&A with President Spaniolo

The Dallas Morning News editorial columnist William McKenzie conducted a Q&A with UT Arlington president James D. Spaniolo, who reflected on the school’s transformation under his leadership. He is retiring today after nine years at the helm. On UT Arlington earning Tier One status, Spaniolo said: “Within a decade or so, it will be inescapably clear that UT Arlington has become a major national research university. But there is a lot of work to do, and we need to make progress yearly. Our new president, Vistasp Karbhari, is ideally suited to lead that initiative.”

AT&T lauds UT Arlington marketing students' creativity and critical analysis

On the AT&T Consumer Blog, Charles Herget, AT&T’s associate vice president of education leadership, mentioned UT Arlington in a post about the 2013 AT&T Campus Challenge. The program blends marketing theory with hands-on application to address real-world objectives. Herget wrote: “I attended the class kick-off at UT Arlington in late February. Initially, I expected to sit through a typical marketing lecture; instead, I witnessed a level of student-generated creativity and critical analysis that was both impressive and humbling. The first thing that came to mind? These kids could make great AT&T executives one day!”

Researchers work with ruthenium-based complexes highlighted

Health News Med and BioNews Texas 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.

Kansas concert to be held Saturday at College Park Center

Arlington Voice noted the Kansas concert that will be held Saturday at College Park Center. The classic rock band’s last appearance on the UT Arlington campus happened more than 25 years ago when Kansas performed at Texas Hall.

Branch files bill to allow issuance of tuition revenue bonds

Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial director Mike Norman wrote an op-ed about the expanded Texas special legislative session. He mentioned that Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, has filed House Bill 10 to allow the issuance of tuition revenue bonds to finance construction at public institutions of higher learning. The list of proposed bond financing includes $63.4 million for additions to a life sciences building at UT Arlington and $66.6 million for an interdisciplinary research building at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth.