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UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Giving Tuesday

KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed Elten Briggs, UT Arlington associate professor of marketing, for a story about Giving Tuesday, an effort to inspire a day of giving to charities. It hopes to follow in Cyber Monday’s footsteps and cash in on the fact that 65 percent of people have made donations online. “In a way I think competing a little bit more directly may be even more helpful than actually waiting for the leftovers,” Briggs explained. “Now I have people making the decision actively, before they’ve allocated all their resources for other things.” The story also appeared on

Reducing collge costs

The staff editorial in The Pitt News, the student run newspaper at the University of Pittsburgh, mentioned UT Arlington’s affordable degree plan. While noting that there is still a long way to go in reducing college costs, the editorial said: “It’s laudable for Texas to roll out more options for students to complete their degrees at a lower cost..." A Washington Monthly item also mentioned UT Arlington's plan.

Green programs finding success

In an article about the success of the U.S. Green Building Council’s national sustainable landscaping guidelines, Total Landscape Care, mentioned UT Arlington’s The Green at College Park, which has already earned certification through the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES).

Meyers brings big laughs to College Park Center

Yahoo! Voices published a commentary about the Nov. 19 Maverick Speakers Series with Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers. The piece was written by UT Arlington employee Antoinette Nevils.