Government plans addressed
Les Riding-In, assistant dean of the UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts, was featured in a McClatchy Washington Bureau
story about the federal government’s efforts to make amends for past
mismanagement of American Indian lands by spending nearly $2 billion to
buy 10 million acres of land for 150 tribes across the nation. Riding-In
predicted that federal authorities will encounter resistance from many
tribal members likely to be suspicious of any offers coming from
Washington. The story also ran on the websites of the Wichita Eagle, The Sacramento Bee and the Sun-Herald (Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.).
Professor on review committee
The National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review has
chosen Julian Hurdle, a UT Arlington assistant professor of biology, to
serve on a prestigious study section, one of the bodies that reviews
grant applications, makes recommendations and surveys the status of
research in a particular field, according to the Dallas Business Journal. He will serve on the Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance Study Section.
New service to start
featured a story on the beginning of the Metro Arlington Xpress, or The
MAX, a new bus service that will bring riders to the College Park
District from the Trinity Rail Express' CentrePort Station. Service
begins Monday, Aug. 19.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
featured a story on the death of retired Arlington police detective Jim
Ford, a graduate of the criminal justice and political science programs
at UT Arlington. Ford investigated some of city’s highest profile
homicide cases, including the abduction and murder of Amber Hagerman in
1996, during his 34-year career with the Arlington Police Department.