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UTA In The News — Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

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Good Urbanism

The Fort Worth Business Press conducted a Q&A with Nan Ellin, professor and chair of the University of Utah Department of City and Metropolitan Planning. She will join UT Arlington Jan. 5 as founding dean of a new college that will be formed through the integration of the existing School of Architecture and School of Urban and Public Affairs. On her goals for the new college, Ellin said: “The new college will offer students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the larger community greater opportunities to generate knowledge and creative work that truly contribute to improving the world, and especially in our own backyard.”

Prestigious honor

Phys.org reported that Purnendu "Sandy" Dasgupta, UT Arlington's Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the highest membership distinction in the international organization of 430,000 engineers, scientists and other professionals.

Art hubs

The Atlantic’s CityLab.com noted a study co-authored by the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, which examined the economic and demographic factors most closely associated with arts clusters and the kinds of metros where arts hubs are found.

Food waste down

FM Link reported that UT Arlington is among six organizations recognized by the EPA Dallas Region’s Food Recovery Challenge for its exemplary program to reduce food waste.