UTA In The News — Friday, September 22, 2023
Biomanufacturing hub planned
An effort to create a regional biomanufacturing training and research hub in North Texas and Oklahoma is underway, headed up by The University of Texas at Arlington, the Fort Worth Report reported. UTA is the lead applicant in a consortium of entities requesting designation by the U.S. Economic Development Agency as a Central Biomanufacturing Innovation Hub. Each of the 20 designated tech hubs across the country will receive $15 million in federal funding to accelerate economic growth.
Reality TV contestants
David Arditi, UT Arlington associate professor of sociology, wrote a column about the exploitation of reality television show contestants for The Conversation. The column also was published in the Albany, N.Y., Times Union, the Indiana Chronicle-Tribune; and the Indiana Franklin Times.
Maverick Speakers Series
Beloved children's programming icon and noted actor LeVar Burton will kick off the 2023-24 Maverick Speakers Series season at The University of Texas at Arlington at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, Mirage News reported.