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UTA In The News — Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

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Politics and voting laws

UT Arlington associate professor of political science Allan Saxe was featured in a KTVT/CBS 11 story about Attorney General Eric Holder announcing that he’s asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state to get federal approval or “pre-clearance” before it makes any changes to its voting laws. Saxe says politics may be at work here – and that the 2014 elections are critical to both President Obama and the Republicans.

Preserving history

Gene Rhea Tucker, a UT Arlington history instructor, is part of a research team analyzing about 60 well-preserved artifacts recovered from the "Monterrey shipwreck" more than 4,300 feet under the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Galveston, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Researchers say it is the deepest wreck ever excavated in North America.

Alum takes hospital helm

UT Arlington alum Tina Pollock has been named CEO of Dallas Regional Medical Center, becoming the first female CEO in the hospital’s history, according to D Healthcare Daily. Pollock previously served as chief nursing executive and chief operating officer at Dallas Regional. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UT Arlington’s College of Nursing.