Schnurman: Why Texas' growth still draws high achievers
Jean-Pierre Bardet, dean of the UT Arlington College of Engineering, was noted in a Dallas Morning News Mitchell Schnurman column that
examined why a large number of researchers and college professors have
been leaving prestigious posts to start over in Texas, including many
from California. “People are investing in the future here; they’re not
just fixing potholes,” said Bardet, who joined UT Arlington from the
University of Southern California. “I thought I could make a difference
in Texas.” The article was also carried in Bloomberg Businessweek.
Perryman: Research universities and Texas prosperity
In a guest column in the Fort Worth Business Press,
Ray Perryman, founder and president of the Perryman Group, discussed
current and emerging Tier 1 universities in Texas, including UT
Arlington. His firm recently completed a study that estimated that UT
Arlington has a $13.6 billion total annual impact on the state and helps
provide 131,200 jobs annually. Perry wrote: “While it would be
inappropriate to attribute all of this activity exclusively to UT
Arlington, it does illustrate the ongoing effects of the University’s
UT Arlington names Cason its new vice president for research
Carolyn Cason, former associate dean for research in UT Arlington’s
College of Nursing, was named vice president for research, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram blog, Extra Credit, noted. She will have administrative oversight of university research, which is valued at more than $71 million annually.
Early voting starts today in Texas
Two UT Arlington political science professors were interviewed in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article
about early voting for the Nov. 6 general election, which begins today.
“I’m expecting Republican turnout to be about the same as it was four
years ago, but I think Democratic turnout will be moderately lower,”
said Tom Marshall, political science professor. “I think Barack Obama
has the George W. Bush fatigue going on,” he said. Allan Saxe, an
associate professor of political science, said the interest in the
presidential contest “is not nearly as intense as in 2008. A bit of the
bloom is off the flower with President Obama.” Early voting runs through
UT Arlington alum emerges as one of Dallas' bold new philanthropists
Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners and a UT Arlington alum,
has emerged as one of Dallas’ bold new philanthropists, wrote Dallas Morning News arts columnist Michael Granberry.
According to Forbes magazine, Warren is one of the 400 wealthiest
people in the country, with a net worth of $2.3 billion. He earned a
degree in engineering from UT Arlington.
Shelton book on race and religion noted
The North Dallas Gazette noted
the new book, “Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial
Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions” by Jason Shelton, UT
Arlington assistant sociology professor.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram mentions UT Arlington in endorsement of Sadler
In its endorsement of Democrat Paul Sadler for the U.S. Senate, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial Board mentioned
a visit to The University of Texas at Arlington by ABC News political
commentator Cokie Roberts. She praised retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey
Hutchison for being effective at her job and working with Democrats to
get things done. Sadler faces Republican Ted Cruz in the race to succeed
UT Arlington hosts forum for ‘Dreamers’
reported on the informational forum held at UT Arlington to discuss the
federal deferred action program. Telemundo Dallas and the UT Arlington
Association of Mexican American Students hosted the event.
New role for Arlington's top cop and UT Arlington alum
The Fort Worth Business Press mentioned that Arlington Police Chief Theron Bowman, a UT Arlington graduate, is now that city’s deputy city manager.