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UTA In The News — Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Analyzing the election

UT Arlington political science professor Victoria Farrar-Myers was a featured guest on a post-election analysis episode of “Think with Krys Boyd” on KERA/90.1 FM and the KTVT/CBS 11’s morning program, where she said Republicans “have to take a step back and really look at the numbers of what happened last night.” She also was featured in a Christian Science Monitor story about Rep. Paul Ryan’s future as a leader in the Republican Party. Ryan's relative youth, his energy, and his gravitas as a former vice presidential candidate could give him an opportunity to help “recast the party to reach out” to women and minority voters, she said.

Stunning results

The big media story emerging from President Obama’s reelection is the fact that so many on the right were so stunned by the results, The Christian Science Monitor reported in a story that featured Mark Tremayne, assistant communications professor at UT Arlington. Tremayne said this selective perception of the race was driven in part by an unprecedented explosion of polling this cycle. Many of these polls were conducted by the campaigns themselves, he points out. Tremayne was also interviewed about the election by WCRX/88.1 FM (Chicago).

Female voters help Davis

UT Arlington political science associate professor Allan Saxe was featured in a KDFW/FOX 4 report on the state Senate District 10 race won by incumbent Wendy Davis Tuesday. Saxe said women were a decisive factor in the national elections and maybe locally, too. “I think there were some women that might have voted for Gov. Romney for President and Ted Cruz for United States Senate but when they went down to that race, Sen. Davis against Dr. Shelton, they stopped and they voted for her.” Saxe was also featured on KXAS/NBC 5 and in The Dallas Business Journal.

Business advice published

Tom Pryor, director of The University of Texas at Arlington’s Small Business Development Center, gave five tips for writing an effective business plan in The Five, a Dallas Morning News business feature. Pryor previously served in management roles at General Motors, Johnson & Johnson and Motorola and founded a software training and consultant business.