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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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Grodach explains commuting situation in Dallas County

The Dallas Morning News quoted Carl Grodach, associate professor in the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, in a story that examined census numbers and commuters in Dallas County. “Most places are polycentric – they have multiple job centers,” Grodach said. “To me, the surprising thing is that the reverse commute [from Dallas County] is so much smaller. You have places like Frisco, Plano, building up their own job centers. And Dallas is always concerned that these other places are stealing jobs from them.”

Transit service discussed, and reported that Arlington officials plan to try a pilot program of providing bus service from UT Arlington to the Trinity Express Centreport DFW station just south of DFW Airport. The bus service is a small step in a potentially bigger plan to ultimately integrate Arlington and other North Texas cities into DART.

Forbes names UT Arlington alum to its list of billionaires

The 2013 Forbes Billionaires list includes 50 Texas billionaires, including Kelcy Warren, 57, who earned a bachelor’s degree from UT Arlington. Overall, he is 527th on the list with a net worth of $2.7 billion, reported.

English lecturer's work cited by Library of Congress

A dissertation by Toni Holland, lecturer and doctoral graduate in the UT Arlington Department of English, was selected by The Library of Congress Web Guide as a reference on U.S. Poets Laureate. Holland is a former Fulbright scholar and studied poets laureate in the U.S. and Canada.