Best for vets
UT Arlington is among the nation’s best colleges for military
veterans, according to new rankings released Veterans Day by the
Military Times, KXAS/NBC 5, the Military Times magazine
and other Gannett-owned news organizations noted. The 2014 list placed a
new emphasis on academic rigor in addition to analyzing services
provided for student veterans.
Building healthy places
Brian Guenzel, director of the UT Arlington Institute of Urban
Studies, was part of a team of Urban Land Institute workshop
participants that crafted a position paper called Ten Principles for
Building Healthy Places. The paper was part of ULI's effort to make
healthier building and living recommendations for three Colorado cities.
PR Newswire published the position paper, as did WHTM/ABC 27 (Harrisburg, PA).
Shutdown takes toll
The Huffington Post carried a Washington Post On Leadership
blog post that interviewed James Campbell Quick, a professor in the UT
Arlington College of Business' Goolsby Academy. He offered expert
insight into the psychological toll on federal workers following the
government shutdown and furloughs. Quick holds the John and Judy
Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership
Academy and is Distinguished Teaching Professor.
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, who now heads the UT Arlington Research Institute, was interviewed for a TMCNet.com article about new challenges reshaping national defense technology.
Study inspires caution
In an item about anti-bullying efforts, a columnist with the Times Herald-Record
(Hudson Valley, NY) noted a recent study by Seokjin Jeong, UT Arlington
assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice. Pauline Liu
wrote: “What I did learn from the study was the need for more educators
to carefully review all anti-bullying videos and programs before showing
them to their students.”
Renewal in the city
Mass Transit Mag.com
carried a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about Fort Worth’s urban
villages that quoted UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs Dean Barbara
Becker. The Fort Worth City Council is considering including $9 million
for its inner-city renewal effort in the 2014 bond package. “They [urban
villages] are working out well because certain areas needed the
attention. And with that attention, they are viable to the private
sector to build the kind of communities people want,” Becker said,
calling West Seventh one of Fort Worth’s “economic engines.”
Photos to remember
(San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and several other news sites carried a Fort
Worth Star-Telegram article that mentioned several events focusing on
the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including a
photography exhibit at the UT Arlington Central Library.