Occupy Oakland violence
Ben Agger, sociology professor and director of the UT Arlington Center for Theory, was interviewed for a Christian Science Monitor article about the recent violence at Occupy Oakland and concerns about traditional mass mobilizations. What may begin to emerge is an ongoing call to action across political and geographical boundaries, or “a sort of perpetual revolution,” without hierarchical leadership, Agger said.
Put Lunafest on your film calendar
The Dallas Morning News reported that UT Arlington’s Women’s and Gender Studies program will host Lunafest, a national touring festival dedicated to raising awareness of women’s issues and highlighting women filmmakers, at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Maverick Activities Center.
UT Arlington fraternity prepares for annual boxing fundraiser
For more than two decades, the Sigma Chi fraternity at The University of Texas at Arlington has been fighting hard to help kids served by the Arlington Boys & Girls Clubs. Literally fighting, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The fraternity's annual Fight Night, now in its 24th year, will start at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Cowboys Dancehall, 2450 E. Abram St.
UT Arlington alum to be inducted into Oklahoma Hall of Fame
Retired U.S. Army General Tommy Franks is among seven Oklahomans being inducted into the 84th class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Nov. 17 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, EdmondSun.com reported. Gen. Franks graduated from UT Arlington in 1971.