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News Releases 2010


  • UT Arlington honors life of Arlington police officer, alumna Jillian Smith

    Thursday, December 30, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington joins the larger Arlington community in expressing our deep sympathy in the loss of Arlington police officer and UT Arlington alumna Jillian Michelle Smith, who was killed this week in the line of duty.

  • Summit aims to shed light on green job creation

    Tuesday, December 21, 2010

    UT Arlington’s Small Business Development Center for Enterprise Excellence and Office of Sustainability are staging a Jan. 6 Green Jobs Summit featuring experts and panel discussions on the front lines of the sustainability movement.

  • New master's degree program explores mind, brain education

    Monday, December 20, 2010

    New UT Arlington Mind, Brain and Education Program explores the biology of learning.

  • New book delves into running and living long in a fast-food society

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010

    Agger's "Body Problems" analyzes food, health and body problems sociologically, in non-academic language, and connects this analysis to the practical steps readers can take to live a different life.

  • College of Nursing researcher honored for exploring learning in the video game world

    Monday, December 13, 2010

    A University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing professor’s use of 3D gaming technology to teach students about in-hospital pediatric care has earned her the top spot in a competition sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Judy Leflore will present her study – which explored whether a specially designed 3D video game worked as well as a lecture in teaching nursing students to respond in a clinical setting - during the Society for Simulation’s 11th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in January in New Orleans. Her research abstract was selected as first place winner in the category of Emerging and Innovative Technologies and Methods.

  • Movin' Mavs to host clinic and tournament for injured soldiers

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    About 30 U.S. Army soldiers injured in military combat will sharpen their wheelchair basketball skills Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, at the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) workshop and tournament at The University of Texas at Arlington. The event is hosted by the Movin’ Mavs, UT Arlington’s elite wheelchair basketball team.

  • UT Arlington planetarium to premier NASA funded show

    Monday, December 6, 2010

    The Planetarium at The University of Texas at Arlington is using NASA funding to explore the mysteries of Earth’s closest and most important star in “Magnificent Sun,” an original feature film set to premier Thursday. The 45-minute planetarium show is the third in a series developed by Manfred Cuntz , a UT Arlington associate professor of physics, and the planetarium staff over the past three years. Funding for “Magnificent Sun” came from a $ 30,000 public outreach supplemental grant from NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Physics program. Cuntz’s research, conducted with solar physicist David Hathaway of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., focuses on the structure of the solar surface, particularly convective patterns.



  • Sally Ride Science Festival at UT Arlington set to bring 900 to campus

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    About 900 parents, teachers and middle school girls from Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington and other area cities are expected at The University of Texas at Arlington on Saturday to take part in the Sally Ride Science Festival. The Festival, presented by ExxonMobil and Sally Ride Science, will feature a day of fun and educational activities designed to get girls excited about science.

  • UT Arlington faculty conclude that previously unknown fault caused Haiti quake

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    A new study co-authored by UT Arlington College of Science Dean Pamela Jansma, earth and environmental sciences professor Glen Mattioli and researchers at several other universities presents strong evidence that the Jan. 12 Haitian earthquake was caused by a previously unmapped fault and not one experts first suspected.

  • UT Arlington to celebrate Asian Heritage Month

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010

    Step into Asian Heritage Month with a lively Lion Dance Parade scheduled for noon, Monday, Nov. 1, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

  • AT&T gift to help UTeach Arlington address shortage of math and science teachers

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    A new UT Arlington program committed to bolstering the ranks of math and science teachers has received $150,000 in support from AT&T. UTeach Arlington began this fall as a joint project of the College of Science and the College of Education and Health Professions. The aim is to address the state’s ongoing shortage of secondary school math and science teachers by recruiting and inspiring UT Arlington science majors who are also interested in earning their teaching certification.

  • State Rep. Diane Patrick to host Education Summit at UT Arlington

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    State Rep. Diane Patrick will host a discussion about the future of education in Texas, specifically student transition and accountability, when she hosts her Fourth Annual Education Policy Summit at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Tickets available for Nov. 23 Maverick Speakers Series lecture featuring Lisa Ling

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    International journalist, National Geographic and Oprah correspondent Lisa Ling will bring her message of positive social change to Texas Hall at The University of Texas at Arlington when she gives the Nov. 23 Maverick Speakers Series lecture.

  • Federal agency awards TMAC $850,000 to move technology toward production

    Monday, October 18, 2010

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded UT Arlington’s TMAC, formerly the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, an $850,000 grant to improve the competitiveness of industries in an eight-state region by accelerating the transition of technology from research and development to efficient and affordable production.

  • UT Arlington reports record year in philanthropic support

    Friday, October 15, 2010

    UT Arlington reports record year in philanthropic support.

  • Soil treatment grant to lessen slope failures at local lakes' dam walls

    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Anyone who owns a home or business in the North Texas area knows how unstable the soil is. Cracks often occur in walls and ceilings. That soil expansion and contraction goes for the outdoors, too. The soil at Joe Pool Lake and Grapevine Lake dams has experienced those same cracks found in many, many North Texas homes.

  • UT Arlington biochemist to study endocrine disrupting chemicals

    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a three-year, $444,000 grant to a UT Arlington researcher looking for chemicals in the environment that could interfere with normal hormone functions, causing problems with reproduction, behavior and development and fueling cancer growth.

  • College Park District to become hub of campus, community activity

    Sunday, October 10, 2010

    UT Arlington breaks ground on College Park, announces 20-acre College Park District

  • Eight Distinguished Alumni to be honored at Saturday gala

    Friday, October 8, 2010

    The chief of the Royal Hashemite Court for Jordan's King Abdullah II highlights the list of eight University of Texas at Arlington graduates to be honored at the 45th Distinguished Alumni Gala at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the E. H. Hereford University Center's Bluebonnet Ballroom.

  • Sally Ride invites girls to explore hands-on science at UT Arlington

    Friday, October 8, 2010

    A street fair filled with hands-on exhibits, workshops with local scientists and an appearance by Astronaut Barbara Morgan will all be part of the Sally Ride Science Festival Oct. 30 at The University of Texas. The event, presented by ExxonMobil and Sally Ride Science, is one of several held each year across the country to bring science to life and inspire upper elementary and middle school girls to think about the vast range of careers in science.

  • UT Arlington professor works with Russian researchers to unravel Neanderthal disappearance

    Thursday, October 7, 2010

    A UT Arlington anthropologist is gaining national recognition for a theory that climate change following massive volcanic eruptions drove Neanderthals to extinction and cleared the way for modern humans to thrive in Europe and Asia.

  • Carroll stepping down as engineering dean in August 2011

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Bill Carroll, who shaped UT Arlington's College of Engineering into the multi-disciplinary educational and research model that it is today, will step down as dean next fall and return to the University to teach and conduct research after a brief leave.

  • UT Arlington serving up lecture series on food and literature

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Food in literature and culture will be the focus of the UT Arlington Department of English’s annual Rudolph Hermanns Lecture Series Oct. 13-15. Eight scholars and professionals from across the country will be on hand for the three-day event.

  • Optical imaging system to help detect prostate cancer

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    Hanli Liu, a University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering professor, has landed a three-year, $958,660 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate a minimally invasive way to screen for and diagnose prostate cancer by using a multi-channel optical imaging system.

  • UT Arlington offers Mini-MBA in Entrepreneurship

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington Procurement Services/HUB (Historically Underutilized Businesses) Program and the College of Business are teaming with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce's Center for Innovation to offer a Mini-MBA in Entrepreneurship starting this week.

  • Tickets on sale now for UT Arlington production of “Cabaret”

    Monday, October 4, 2010

    Doomed romances and personal identity in a changing world take center stage in “Cabaret,” the Tony Award-winning musical presented by The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Theatre Arts Oct. 15-16 and 21-24.



  • American Chemical Society honors UT Arlington professor with prestigious national award

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    UT Arlington chemist Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta is being honored by the world’s largest scientific society for pioneering advances in the field of chromatography, a process used in water quality studies, air pollution monitoring, drug development and more. The American Chemical Society this week named Dasgupta the recipient of its 2011 Award for Chromatography. Award winners are chosen based on nominations from peers and expert reviewers in their field. Dasgupta will receive $5,000 along with the chromatography award, which is sponsored by SUPELCO Inc.

  • Renowned jazz musician Adonis Rose to perform at UT Arlington to raise scholarship funds

    Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer Adonis Rose will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday Sept. 9, at The University of Texas at Arlington’s Lone Star Theater to raise money for two scholarship funds at the University, including one that bears his name.

  • Work from internationally known artists in Private Collections II show at UT Arlington

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    Visitors to The Gallery at UTA will get a peek at some of Dallas and Fort Worth art collectors’ private treasures in September when Private Collections II, the gallery’s next exhibit, opens. The show, which will run from Sept. 8 – Oct. 16, features twenty museum-quality works from four area collectors. A reception will be held at 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Sept. 17, at the gallery in the UT Arlington Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St.

  • UT Arlington professor honored for scientific achievement and work with underrepresented minority students

    Friday, August 20, 2010

    The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science will award UT Arlington physics professor Ramon Lopez its 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award, the group announced this week. He was one of five honorees from across the country recognized for their “exemplary scientific achievement, teaching, and mentorship of underrepresented minority students.”

  • UT Arlington, Hertz offer students more sustainable transportation options

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington is offering students an Earth-friendly option for getting around town this fall by becoming part of a unique nationwide car sharing program. Connect by Hertz is a pay-as-you-go car membership club. Students or faculty will pay as little as $8 an hour or $62 a day to use one of two cars parked at conveniently located lots on campus. The cost includes gas, insurance, 24-hour roadside assistance, gps navigation and other features.

  • UT Arlington announces 2010 Maverick Speakers Series lectures

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    Ken Burns, Cal Ripken Jr. and Lisa League featured in the free lecture series

  • UT Arlington professors to help Fort Worth ISD teachers enhance history lessons

    Friday, August 13, 2010

    University of Texas at Arlington history professors will share their expertise to improve the teaching of American History as part of a three-year, $1 million grant to the Fort Worth Independent School District.

  • UT Arlington to sponsor free SAT/PSAT prep classes in Arlington, Fort Worth and Dallas

    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington is co-sponsoring a series of free SAT/PSAT math preparation classes this fall to help local high school students prepare for the important exams.

  • UT System honors seven outstanding UT Arlington faculty for teaching success

    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    These three University of Texas at Arlington mathematics professors are among seven talented, dynamic UT Arlington faculty honored by the UT System Board of Regents this week with Outstanding Teaching Awards. In its second year, the program rewards faculty members who deliver the highest quality of undergraduate instruction through a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Awardees also are recognized for showing a promising future of excellence in all aspects of instruction.

  • Princeton Review names UT Arlington Best in the West college

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington was named one of the best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review, a nationally known educational services company. UT Arlington is one of 120 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the West" section of its website feature, "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that was posted Monday, Aug. 2, on

  • National Science Foundation committee praises UT Arlington chemist's life-saving work

    Monday, August 2, 2010

    UT Arlington chemistry Professor Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta’s work with arsenic detection is an outstanding representation of research that furthers knowledge, discovery and learning, says a committee of experts appointed by the National Science Foundation. Dasgupta used NSF funds to develop an analyzer for arsenic in drinking water that could help the millions of people at risk of exposure from naturally-occurring arsenic contamination in South and East Asia. The instrument is less expensive and more effective and environmentally-friendly than current methods.






  • Physics professor sheds new lights on prostate cancer treatment

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    A University of Texas at Arlington physics professor contends that photodynamic therapy, which has been used successfully in treating skin cancers, may be an effective treatment for prostate cancer.

  • Bob Ray Sanders to speak to Friends of the UT Arlington Library

    Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    Bob Ray Sanders, associate editor and senior columnist at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, will speak at the Friends of the UT Arlington Library meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26.

  • Human organ trafficking is subject of distinguished anthropologist lecture

    Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    A medical anthropologist from the University of California at Berkeley who co-founded an organization that documents allegations of sale and theft of human body parts, Dr. Lawrence Cohen, will deliver The University of Texas at Arlington Ben and Trudy Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture for 2010.

  • World class glass sale at UT Arlington offers beautiful objects, bargain prices

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    Paperweights, vases and other functional items priced at $25 or less, along with dazzling display creations priced at hundreds of dollars, will be available Friday, April 2, at the annual glass art sale at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Author, legal analyst to speak at UT Arlington

    Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    Jeffrey Toobin, senior legal analyst for CNN and staff writer at The New Yorker, will discuss "Current Issues Facing the Courts" at The University of Texas at Arlington at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24.

  • UT Arlington honored for community service

    Monday, March 8, 2010

    For the fourth year in a row, The University of Texas at Arlington has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities for their commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

  • Register now for March 11 Women's Leadership Conference

    Sunday, March 7, 2010

    It's not too late to register for Success: A Woman's Leadership Conference, a one-day event Thursday dedicated to helping women enhance their leadership skills, both professionally and personally.

  • UT Arlington breaks ground for new Special Events Center

    Friday, March 5, 2010

    Civic leaders, student athletes and University supporters joined Mayor Robert Cluck and President James D. Spaniolo today to break ground on UT Arlington's $78 million Special Events Center.

  • Scholarship winners agree to teach for tuition

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Sixty-one students at The University of Texas at Arlington have received scholarships in exchange for teaching chemistry, physics or mathematics in high-need school districts after graduation.



  • Physicist awarded grant to study magnetosphere

    Friday, January 29, 2010

    Yue Deng, assistant professor of physics at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program grant.

  • Calculus Bowl promises intense competition Feb. 5

    Friday, January 29, 2010

    Students in calculus classes from more than two dozen high schools throughout North Texas will compete to answer questions like the one above in the 10th Annual University of Texas at Arlington Calculus Bowl from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in Room 110, Pickard Hall, 411 S. Nedderman Drive.

  • UT Arlington helps students prepare for SAT math test

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    High school students preparing to take the SAT can find a helping hand on the fall math test at The University of Texas at Arlington's Fort Worth Center.

  • UT Arlington expands capacity for nursing students

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing has added an Academic Partnership: Bachelor of Science in Nursing program that will substantially increase its capacity to accommodate qualified applicants.

  • Physicist collaborates on radiation detection for homeland security

    Monday, January 25, 2010

    Wei Chen, assistant professor of physics at The University of Texas at Arlington, is a collaborator with Agilitron Inc. researchers on a $750,000 grant announced today from the Department of Defense Threat Reduction Agency for research on Bulk Composite Materials For Detection of Gamma Radiation.

  • 'A Journal for Jordan’ named OneBook choice for 2010-11

    Monday, January 25, 2010

    The OneBook/Conversations committee has announced “A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor” by the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Dana Canedy as the book for 2010-11 academic year.

  • UT Arlington School of Nursing is now the College of Nursing

    Friday, January 22, 2010

    The School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington is now the College of Nursing. The University of Texas System and the Higher Education Coordinating Board have approved the change, effective immediately.

  • UT Arlington science dean, fellow researchers evaluated Haiti earthquake risk in 2008

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    Dr. Pamela Jansma, dean of the College of Science at The University of Texas at Arlington, co-authored a paper published in 2008 that warned of an imminent earthquake in Haiti.

  • Medical Technologies Consortium announces inaugural grants

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    The Medical Technologies Consortium today announces seven grants awarded to Dallas-Fort Worth area researchers for development of medical technologies in critical health care areas.

  • MLK celebration features UT Arlington's first African-American graduate

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    Dr. Maxwell C. Scarlett, the first African-American to graduate from UT Arlington, will be the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration "Sharing the Dream" Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15.

  • New management course teaches 'emotional leadership' skills

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    James Campbell (Jim) Quick, John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, is teaming up with Prashant Ranade to teach a new master's level course this semester that aims to provide students with those emotional leadership proficiencies.

  • UT Arlington offers free performances of acclaimed playwright's first drama

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Theatre Arts will perform playwright John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24. The free performances will be on Stage 143 in the north section of the Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper St.

  • Engineering professor wins UT System commercialization grant

    Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington will share a $394,000 grant to commercialize technologies developed by university researchers.

  • Chemist who works to improve pharmaceuticals, prevent fish kills wins national award

    Friday, January 8, 2010

    Kevin Schug, a University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry has been named the lone recipient of the 2010 Eli Lilly Young Analytical Scientist award. The national honor comes with an unrestricted $50,000, the opportunity to renew the grant for a second year, and a lifetime opportunity to collaborate with this pharmaceutical company.

  • Kick start your career in 2010

    Friday, January 8, 2010

    Which college degree can help boost or revive your career? With a lack of growth in several industries and the unemployment rate hovering around 10 percent, finding an answer to that question can be a challenge for executives and displaced workers preparing to enroll in college in 2010.

  • Multiple music events coming up at UT Arlington

    Friday, January 8, 2010

    Free music offerings scheduled at The University of Texas at Arlington include jazz, chamber music, a guest marimba concert by a nationally known composer and performer and a celebration of Bassoon Week.

  • UT Arlington genome biologist reports on surprising evolutionary discovery

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010

    About 8 percent of human genetic material comes from a virus and not from our ancestors, according to an article by University of Texas at Arlington biology professor Cédric Feschotte published in the Jan. 7, 2010 issue of Nature magazine.

  • Christina Million to step down as UT Arlington Alumni Association executive director

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010

    The University of Texas at Arlington announced today that Christina Million, executive director of the UT Arlington Alumni Association, will leave the University at the end of January to become assistant vice president for the Georgia State University Alumni Association in Atlanta.

  • UT Arlington names sustainability director

    Tuesday, January 5, 2010

    Meghna Tare has been named the first director of sustainability for The University of Texas at Arlington.

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