U.S. News and World Report cites Finish@UT
U.S. News and World Report’s University Directory mentioned
UT Arlington in a story about the online completion program launched by
the University of Texas System. Finish@UT is for people (particularly
those between the ages of 25 and 35) who have some college credits and
hope to turn them into a degree. Currently, UT Arlington, UT Permian
Basian, and UT El Paso are participating in the program.
Perry and the Polls
interviewed Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political
science, about most polls that still show other candidates leading Gov.
Perry in the race to become the GOP presidential nominee. Saxe says
Perry needs to do well in Iowa, where he campaigned on Wednesday. “I
think he’s going to put it all into this. And if he shows in the double
digits or if he can come out in the top two or three, he might still be a
contender,” Saxe said.
Let's get married... later
The Christian Science Monitor
interviewed Ben Agger, director of the UT Arlington Center for Theory,
about a Pew Research Institute marriage study. It found that barely half
of U.S. adults are currently married, a record low, and the continuing
downward trend will result in less than half being married in just a few
years. “The Pew data provoke alarmist reactions among the family-values
crowd who conclude erroneously that marriage is imperiled,” Agger said.
What is happening in American households, he said, is that people are
delaying marriage until their mid- to late-20s, and there are increasing
numbers of elderly people, especially women, who live alone because
their spouses have died.
Florida addresses Vision North Texas
Where some see trouble, Richard Florida sees transformation. The urban
studies theorist shared his employment outlook at Vision North Texas’
latest regional summit, where educators, executives and elected
officials brainstormed ideas for strengthening the local economy while
identifying and capitalizing on its assets, the Collin County Business Press reported.
“We are at the cusp of a great turning point in history,” said Florida,
senior editor at The Atlantic and a professor at the Rotman School of
Management at the University of Toronto. Florida’s keynote address
anchored the Oct. 28 summit at The University of Texas at Arlington,
hosted by Vision North Texas, a private-public partnership headed by the
Urban Land Institute, the North Central Texas Council of Governments
and UT Arlington.
Money and energy savings for UT Arlington
The Arlington Citizen-Journal
reported that The University of Texas of Arlington will start the new
year by saving money and decreasing energy use after the recent
completion of a $9.9 million package of facility upgrades. Dallas-based
TDIndustries carried out the yearlong project, which will guarantee that
UT Arlington saves about $1.1 million annually in energy and
maintenance costs and reduces its energy usage by 9.8 million
Willis ISD superintendent to teach for UT Arlington
reported that Bret Jimerson, the Willis, Texas Independent School
District superintendent, will soon be teaching classes for The
University of Texas at Arlington. The WISD Board of Trustees on
Wednesday night authorized Jimerson to teach college graduate courses.
The online classes are part of UT Arlington’s superintendent
certification program, but the additional duties will not interfere with
his commitment to WISD, Jimerson said. The first of the two courses
will cover superintendency and will start in January, Jimerson said. The
second course, which will cover Texas school finance, will take place
following the spring semester. He will teach one course at a time with
all work completed online after hours as to not interfere with WISD
duties, he said.
Live recording engineered at UT Arlington
All That Is Beautiful has been around in various incarnations since 2007, but the band’s debut EP, Back to Reality, will finally be released early next year, the Fort Worth Weekly reported. The five-track CD, engineered by outstanding local musician/producer Nick Choate,
has been three years in the making, with 10 musical contributors. The
newest ATIB lineup has also recorded a pair of two-song CDs, one
engineered by singer Roberson and recorded live at The University of
Texas at Arlington.