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UTA In The News — Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Grant prompts new program

The University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas at San Antonio have paired on a program that will offer students new language classes in Portuguese, Russian and Japanese, according to The Dallas Business Journal. The classes are available through a $204,903 UT System grant. UT Arlington and UTSA’s track record in the use of educational technology to teach language weighed into the schools’ favor, system officials said.

Bus service on its way

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority on Monday approved bus service to Arlington – including UT Arlington - as a two-year pilot project and also lowered fares for college students, according the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The T board’s action was the final approval needed for the Metropolitan ArlingtonXpress — or MAX — which is scheduled to begin service Aug. 19. MAX buses will run from the Trinity Railway Express’ CentrePort station to the University of Texas at Arlington and the city’s downtown area. The story was also featured on KTVT/CBS 11, KDFW/FOX 4 and KXAS/NBC 5.

A social graduate

Nadia Ali, a 25-year-old with a background in social media and a bachelor’s in advertising from The University of Texas at Arlington, was featured in a Dallas Business Journal story about the publication’s Social Madness contest for companies.  Ali joined the sales team at RideCentric, a minority-owned chauffeur company, last year and she created and grew the business’ audience on Facebook and Twitter from the ground up.