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UTA In The News — Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

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Farrar-Myers named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Australia

The Dallas Business Journal Executive People on the Move noted that Victoria Farrar-Myers, UT Arlington professor of political science, has been named the 2013-14 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Political Science at Flinders University in Australia.

Davis discusses disparities in programs for juvenile delinquents

Jaya Davis, UT Arlington assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, discussed juvenile justice and diversion programs in Texas in an interview with KPFT 90.1 FM (Houston). Diversionary programs can generally be very effective if dealing with low level offenders or delinquents at a young age, however, research has shown that the diversion programs are more likely not offered to minority offenders, Davis said. The interview begins at the 36:37 mark.

Irving ISD names new interim superintendent

Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, told KERA 90.1 FM that controversy swirling around Irving school board politics can be hotter than that in the legislature or any city council. On Friday, Irving ISD named Debbie Cabrera the interim superintendent but the board did not discuss the resignation of former superintendent Dana Bedden.

Building boom continues near UT Arlington

A building boom near The University of Texas at Arlington is continuing with developers proposing to tear down two aging apartment developments on the edge of the campus and replacing them with larger complexes, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The article noted UT Arlington’s growing enrollment and robust online course offerings.