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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Presidential pick

The UT System Board of Regents voted unanimously Tuesday to officially appoint Vistasp Karbhari as the replacement for outgoing UT Arlington President James Spaniolo, according to Reuters, CNBC online, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Business Journal, the Fort Worth Business Press, the newspaper website and several other print and television websites. Karbhari, an administrator known for his commitment to research and hands-on approach to students, is currently the provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He will begin his new job on June 1.

KTVT/CBS 11 and KXAS/NBC 5 reported that the UT System Board of Regents named Vistasp Karbhari to succeed outgoing UT Arlington President James Spaniolo and that he will begin his new job June 1.

Discovery gets national exposure

The nationally-syndicated National Public Radio show Tell Me More featured an interview with Cedrick May, a UT Arlington associate professor of English, during a story about a discovery by May and his student of a new work by African-American poet Jupiter Hammon. Hammon is the first published African-American poet and his works date back to 1790. The discovery gives new perspective. May said: " ... He's defying the idea that you can have slavery and be Christian at the same time."

Communication professor addresses technology, parenting

UT Arlington assistant communication professor Mark Tremayne was quoted in an Associated Press story about teenagers’ increasing use of cell phones to access the Internet, making it more difficult to monitor. As a parent, Tremayne said he has concerns about Web surfing, but the key is to keep talking with children about their Internet use. The story appeared on numerous television and newspaper websites, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Yahoo! News, the Kansas City Star, the San Francisco Chronicle,  the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Post.