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UTA In The News — Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

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UT Arlington earns national designation

The University of Texas at Arlington is one of six universities nationwide to be named a "Next Generation University" in a new study published by the New America Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on public policy issues, KXAS NBC 5 and KTUL Channel 8 in Tulsa, Okla., reported. The list was created to highlight universities that are "models for national reform," according to the Washington D.C.-based think tank.

Arts grant investigates neighborhood attributes

Buffalo Business First reported about six awarded grants worth about $110,000 from the Arts & Culture Research Fund established to answer exactly what arts and culture contribute to the state’s economy and to community development efforts. Carl Grodach, UT Arlington associate professor in the School of Urban and Public Affairs, received $20,000 as part of the grant to investigate neighborhood attributes associated with arts and cultural groups in New York State.

Garner receives award

Doug Garner, UT Arlington's Movin' Mavs head coach, was featured in the Dallas Business Journal's Executive People on the Move section. Garner recently won the 2013 Sam Provence Award, an honor bestowed by the Helping Restore Ability organization.