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UT Arlington In The News - Monday, October 15, 2012

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Monday, October 15, 2012

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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

KXTX/Telemundo Dallas 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

WFAA/Channel 8 reported on UT Arlington’s first Gay Pride Week celebration, which helped students share resources and information about human rights.

Maverick Madness

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.