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UTA In The News — Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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UT Arlington named "Next Generation University"

UT Arlington was one of six universities named as a "Next Generation University" by the Washington D.C.-based New America Foundation, BenzigaPR Web and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The foundation based its findings on a statistical analysis of student outcomes, research productivity and enrollment trends. According to Jeff Selingo, editor-at-large for the Chronicle of Higher Education, the project is meant to provide “a new playbook” for other public universities to consider. He said the project provides information that can be used by policymakers at the state and federal levels in discussion about the re-authorization of the Higher Education Act.

Art professor featured on KERA's Think

Sedrick Huckaby, an assistant professor of art and art history, talked about Romare Bearden’s influence on his contemporary art on KERA’s Think. Huckaby’s oil painting, Hidden in Plain Site, is on view at the Amon Carter Museum, which also is featuring a Romare Bearden exhibition.