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UTA In The News — Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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New director for Center for African American Studies

The Dallas Business Journal Executive People on the Move announced that UT Arlington has named Schnavia Smith Hatcher, a University of Georgia associate professor of social work, as director of the new Center for African American Studies. Her first day will be July 1. The center is a collaboration between the UT Arlington School of Social Work and the College of Liberal Arts.

National Science Teachers Association and Yahoo! Finance reported that Karen Ostlund, a longtime Texas science educator with ties to UT Arlington, began her one-year term June 1 as president of the National Science Teachers Association. Ostlund is the former director of the Science Education Center at UT Arlington, a member of the Advisory Council for the Texas Natural Science Center at UT Austin and adjunct professional developer at the University of California at Berkeley.

Military tuition assistance

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on the conflict over military tuition assistance that could cause guardsmen to lose aid at UT Arlington and UT Austin. The problem centers on how schools bill their students. The Defense Department says it will no longer approve the tuition assistance for schools that bundle their tuition into a single flat rate, as UT Austin and UT Arlington do. The UT System is working to reach a compromise. “We are going to work this out,” said Kristin Sullivan, UT Arlington spokesperson. “UTA is committed in having transparency in its tuition rate.” KDFW/Fox 4 broadcast a similar story.

Summer movies series

UT Arlington’s free summer movies series was mentioned in the The Dallas Morning News Education Notes. The movies are scheduled for Thursdays at 9 p.m. on the west lawn of the Maverick Activities Center.