News Center Digest
News Center Digest compiles the most recent UT Dallas news by category. Dates indicate the first day of publication.
The American Association of University Women has awarded Lilian Calles Barger, a doctoral candidate in the School of Arts and Humanities, the American Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-2014. Barger’s dissertation, “Human Liberation from Below: Transnational Origins of Liberation Theology, 1775-1975,” provides a cultural history of ideas at the intersection of religion and politics in the American hemisphere.
(May 24, 2013) read more
The University of Texas at Dallas is mourning Dr. Constantine “Connie” Konstans, a longtime accounting and information management professor in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, who died Monday. Konstans recently was honored with a UT Dallas endowed professorship in his name, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from D CEO magazine. Early this year he was named a 2013 Fellow of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group, a nonprofit to help organizations achieve principled performance in areas such as governance and assurance.read more
The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at UT Dallas recently honored three individuals for teaching excellence and service. The 2013 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award went to Dr. Mohammad Akbar, senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Rodrigo Vinluan, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.read more
UT Dallas is mourning Dr. Edward Joseph Esposito, a faculty member in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, who died at age 62. Esposito was an assistant dean and senior lecturer in electrical engineering at UT Dallas. In 2009, Dr. Esposito helped launch the UTDesign program, which provided a path for students to tackle projects proposed by local industry and other organizations.
UT Dallas has been named again as one of the greenest universities in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition. The guide profiles 322 institutions of higher education that show a strong commitment to sustainability initiatives. UT Dallas was recognized for engaging students, faculty and staff in developing sustainable practices.read more
(May 23, 2013)
“If these companies are successful, they will contribute so much to the ecosystem of our metroplex and eventually they will directly or indirectly contribute to this school and this university.” — Dr. Hasan Pirkul, dean of the Naveen Jindal School of Management