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UTA In The News — Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Lending Securities: Which mutual funds do it best? mentioned new research by John Adams, UT Arlington assistant professor of finance/real estate, in an article about mutual funds. The research found that the boards of directors of mutual funds serve a valuable role when those mutual funds have securities-lending operations. The research involved faculty from Virginia Tech and the University of Colorado at Denver.

UT Arlington Library among 800 libraries and universities nationwide to receive NEH grant to help bring about better understanding of Muslim culture

The Dallas Morning News columnist Deborah Fleck noted that UT Arlington is among more than 800 libraries and universities nationwide that received the Muslim Journeys Building Bridges Bookshelf. Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the program will bring books, films and access to Oxford Islamic Studies Online to UT Arlington for one year.

Weather radar system touted

The Cleburne Times-Review noted that the first of the new weather radar system called CASA – Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere -- in the Metroplex was installed at The University of Texas at Arlington last October.

Arlington rejects transit plan

Arlington officials say they have no plans to join the Dallas Area Rapid Transit agency as part of its effort to launch a pilot bus service from CentrePort to The University of Texas at Arlington next year, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Center for Greater Southwestern Studies hosts "Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution"

UT Arlington today will host five visiting lecturers who will discuss the “Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution,” reported. The symposium will be part of the 48th annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lecture Series and is presented by the UT Arlington Department of History in collaboration with the University’s Center for Greater Southwestern Studies.