Meiners on American Airlines
Roger Meiners, professor and chairman of the economics department at UT Arlington, appeared on KTVT/CBS 11
to comment on a potential merger between American Airlines and US
Airways. “I don’t think there’s going to be many changes that we will
see as the users of their services here,” Meiners said. But, he added,
it means consumers won’t experience the interruption they may have faced
if American was dismantled in bankruptcy.
Guns on campus considered
featured a KXAS/NBC5 story on a bill that would allow CHL holders to
bring concealed weapons onto public universities. More than a dozen
state senators have signed on to Senate Bill 182, also known as the
“Campus Personal Protection Act." The story noted the student congress
at UT Arlington previously passed a resolution against CHL holders
bringing concealed guns to class.
Improving healthcare tech
A UT Arlington software engineer is refining a computer testing tool
that reduces the amount of time and expense companies must spend to
determine whether a new program works, according to websites such as PhysOrg.com and e! Science News.
Jeff Lei, an associate professor of computer science and engineering,
said the Advanced Combinatorial Testing System, or ACTS, has myriad
applications though he currently is focused on using ACTS in healthcare
Enrollment tops records
reported on UT Arlington’s record-setting spring enrollment of 33,806.
The reported noted that the College of Nursing leads the growth, with
nearly 8,000 students.
A Fort Worth Star-Telegram
story about Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott’s efforts
to convince residents and businesses in California and New York to leave
for Texas featured UT Arlington associate professor of political
science Allan Saxe. "It is likely a 'poke in the eye' to what is
perceived as a liberal state with economic difficulties while Texas and
other states are doing relatively well," said Saxe.