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UTA In The News — Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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A new royal

Elisabeth Cawthon, associate professor of history at UT Arlington, was interviewed this morning on KDFW/FOX 4 for a report on the birth of a son for Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate. Discussing the image of the couple driving away from the hospital Tuesday, she said: “William and Kate really do seem to be part of a new generation of royals that like to do these things for themselves. So, I think it’s part image crafting and it’s part reality as well,” she said.

Get on board

Aug. 19 is the starting date for the Metro ArlingtonXpress, also known as MAX, KXAS/NBC 5 reported. The new service will run from Trinity Railway Express CentrePort/DFW Airport Station to College Park at The University of Texas at Arlington and cost $5. City officials are looking to add more stops by November.

A STEM summer

The Texas Workforce Commission awarded 20 grants totaling more than $1.5 million to Texas universities and community colleges – including UT Arlington - for summer youth camps emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, according to North Texas e-News. Administered by TWC, the effort is part of the Governor’s Summer Merit Program, which aims to inspire Texas youth to pursue careers in high-demand STEM-related careers.

Teaming up

UT Arlington was mentioned in a WTVA/ABC9 (Tupelo, Miss.) story about a new memorandum of understanding that will open up new collaboration between Mississippi State University and the U.S. Army's Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PM UAS). UT Arlington was named as one of six other schools that already have such arrangements.