Shelton's new book explores race and religion
Jason Shelton, a UT Arlington assistant sociology professor, appeared on KDFW/FOX 4
to discuss a recent study that found a decline in the number of
Americans identifying with Protestantism. Shelton also discussed his new
book, “Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial
Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions (NYU Press).”
Local media cover UTA herpetology event
Carl Franklin, bological curator of the UT Arlington Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center, appeared on KRLD/1080 AM and KXAS/NBC 5
to discuss Reptile and Amphibian Day held Saturday at UT Arlington. The
event allowed visitors to get close and personal with everything from a
100-pound turtle to a Mexican Mole Lizard and exotic species of snakes.
A mention of the event also appeared on NBCDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News blog, The Scoop.
Forum offers answers about federal deferred action program for young immigrants
reported on a forum on the federal deferred action program for young
immigrants that the news station held Saturday at UT Arlington.
Telemundo co-sponsored the event with the UT Arlington Association of
Mexican American Students. Immigration attorneys and activists were on
hand to answer questions.
Saxe explains importants of electoral votes
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram quoted
Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate political science professor, in a
story about the presidential candidates targeting a few battleground
states, and trying to sew up the 270 Electoral College votes needed to
clinch the presidency.
UT Arlington a big part of downtown Arlington development
John Hall, UT Arlington vice president for administration and campus
operations, noted that the University has been a catalyst for nearby
development in a Fort Worth Business Press story about downtown Arlington.
Arlington tourism gets boost from College Park Center
A Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial
about Arlington’s tourism noted that UT Arlington’s new College Park
Center will be draw crowds for college volleyball and basketball as well
as events like the Unashamed Tour on Oct. 27 and Saturday Night Live’s
Seth Meyers on Nov. 19.
Gay Pride Week event a first for UT Arlington
reported on UT Arlington’s first Gay Pride Week celebration, which
helped students share resources and information about human rights.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
previewed UT Arlington’s Maverick Madness, which kicked off the start
of the basketball season Friday night. UT Arlington first home game is
Nov. 16 at College Park Center against Oklahoma.
UT Arlington alum carries great-uncle's name and cause
Heman Sweatt, UT Arlington alum and the great-nephew of community
activist Heman Marion Sweatt, was interviewed for a story on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,
about the UT Austin affirmative action case currently before the
Supreme Court. Heman Sweatt earned a sociology degree from UT Arlington
in 1977. The elder Sweatt won a segregation lawsuit in 1950 to become
the first African American to attend the University of Texas’ then
all-white law school.