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UTA In The News — Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

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Government plans addressed

Les Riding-In, assistant dean of the UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts, was featured in a McClatchy Washington Bureau story about the federal government’s efforts to make amends for past mismanagement of American Indian lands by spending nearly $2 billion to buy 10 million acres of land for 150 tribes across the nation. Riding-In predicted that federal authorities will encounter resistance from many tribal members likely to be suspicious of any offers coming from Washington. The story also ran on the websites of the Wichita Eagle, The Sacramento Bee and the Sun-Herald (Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.).

Professor on review committee

The National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review has chosen Julian Hurdle, a UT Arlington assistant professor of biology, to serve on a prestigious study section, one of the bodies that reviews grant applications, makes recommendations and surveys the status of research in a particular field, according to the Dallas Business Journal. He will serve on the Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance Study Section.

New service to start

KXAS/NBC 5 featured a story on the beginning of the Metro Arlington Xpress, or The MAX, a new bus service that will bring riders to the College Park District from the Trinity Rail Express' CentrePort Station. Service begins Monday, Aug. 19.

Distinguished graduate

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram featured a story on the death of retired Arlington police detective Jim Ford, a graduate of the criminal justice and political science programs at UT Arlington. Ford investigated some of city’s highest profile homicide cases, including the abduction and murder of Amber Hagerman in 1996, during his 34-year career with the Arlington Police Department.