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UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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Student excellence

The University of Texas at Arlington this fall admitted its inaugural class of Terry Foundation Scholars, The Dallas Morning News reported. The competitive, prestigious grants provide eight semesters of need-based funds for tuition and living expenses to Texas high school graduates who have been nominated by one of 13 affiliated state universities.

Exploring space

A new active stereo 3-D show at The Planetarium at UT Arlington will transform learning for students and planetarium visitors interested in exploring the mysteries of our galaxy and beyond, Phys.org and eScience News reported. The Planetarium, which is part of the UT Arlington College of Science, soon will begin public showings of "SOFIA 3-D," a short science film based on NASA's research and outreach mission, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA.

Texas women

Stephanie Cole, UT Arlington associate professor of history, will present “Texas Women: Documenting History” at Lone Star College on Sept. 23, the Tomball Potpourri and the Spring Observer reported. Lone Star College CyFair will house a month-long exhibition about women's rights.

Foreign affairs

Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, was one of several professors and experts weighing in on the Iran deal that Congress is considering now, Foreign Affairs reported. Sasley agreed that Congress should approve the deal.

Tech innovator

Jorge Varela, assistant director at TECH Fort Worth, has been elected to the board of the National Incubation Association, Dallas City Biz List reported. TECH Fort Worth, which has an office on the UT Arlington campus, is a partner with the University in trying to get UTA inventions and ideas to the marketplace.