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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Sasley quoted in piece on U.S. involvement in the Israel-Palestine process

Brent Sasley, UT Arlington assistant professor of political science, debated various issues related to U.S. involvement in the Israel-Palestine process and advocacy in the U.S. Jewish community on BloggingHeads.TV. Sasley is an expert in Middle East politics.

UT Arlington partners with local businesses to provide shuttle service

Arlington mayoral candidates talked about how a pilot program supplying residents with a shuttle to the airport might be a way for the city to connect to regional rail, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The League of Women Voters forum featured the mayoral and council candidates. The pilot program partners the city with UT Arlington and local businesses to provide the shuttle service. One council candidate said more public transit is especially needed near the UT Arlington campus. The Star-Telegram story also ran in Financial Tech Spotlight and Education Technology.

Alumna, Peace Corps volunteer recognized

Peace Corps volunteer Kristin Farr of Denton is working with nine Ecuadorean women to develop a souvenir shop that will generate income through the sale of local items and help establish the women as community leaders, PeaceCorps.gov reported. A portion of the funds for the business will be raised through the Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP), a program that helps support Peace Corps volunteer community projects worldwide. Farr is a UT Arlington graduate.

Student Housing Business mentions College Park District

Jacobs Engineering Group received a Student Housing Business Innovator award for Best Implementation of Mixed-Use for its work at UT Arlington's College Park, Student Housing Business reported.

Monday's TEDxUTA event sold out, viewable online

Christian Genco, an SMU student, is scheduled to speak about technology at the TEDxUTA event Monday, The Dallas Morning News reported. Genco tries to demystify computer technology by using fruit. He connects fruit to the computer and produces musical notes by taking bites of the fruit. Monday’s inaugural UT Arlington event is sold out, but it can be viewed online starting at 1:50 p.m. at new.livestream.com/tedx/TEDxUTA.

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