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UTA In The News — Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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UT Arlington recognized for diversity

The University of Texas at Arlington has been recognized nationally for the diversity of its campus, KXAS/NBC 5 noted. In its recent college rankings, U.S. News & World Report put UT Arlington fifth in the nation for ethnically diverse campuses. The rank was up from seventh last year.

Architecture professor questions urban lighting

With the help of UT Arlington professor in practice Mark Lamster, KERA/NPR 90.1FM addressed the question of how Dallas might use creative lighting of its downtown skyline to reinvent itself. Lamster is also the architecture critic at The Dallas Morning News. He speaks on the built environment today at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Fort Worth's future

Barbara Becker, dean of the University of Texas at Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs and a resident of downtown Fort Worth, was quoted in a Fort Worth Business Press about the Trinity Uptown flood control and economic development project in Fort Worth. Noting the “down-and-out” look of the Near North Side, she said it is “very important to redevelop that and make it an integral part of the city … a vibrant, special place” at the edge of Fort Worth’s thriving downtown.

Quick response is key

Beth Mancini, UT Arlington nursing professor and associate dean in the College of Nursing, was interviewed by KSNV/NBC 3 (Las Vegas) at an emergency responder conference in Las Vegas about the need for quick CPR in an emergency. She said more than half a million individuals collapse from sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year.

Sensors going global

Two UT Arlington environmental engineers are adapting a sensor system they have developed to boost methane production in landfills to create an alternative energy source in Ghana, the website Azosensors reported. Sahadat Hossain and Melanie Sattler, both associate professors of civil engineering, have won a $100,000 grant through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Global Methane Initiative.