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UTA In The News — Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

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Technology and the classroom

Associate English professor Cedrick May tells the The New York Times how a pop quiz helped him discover that his students were not checking email in a story examining technology and the college generation.

Complexities of Maverick Speaker Vargas explored

Dallas Morning News columnist Ralph De La Cruz highlighted the work of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration advocate, in a Sunday opinion piece. Vargas spoke to a class at UT Arlington during the day Tuesday and was the featured Maverick Speakers Series guest at night.

JFK photo exhibit highlighted

The Texas Observer reported on the exhibit at UT Arlington’s Special Collections that pays tribute to President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Fort Worth nearly 50 years ago. The exhibit includes rarely seen photographs from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram photographic collection at UT Arlington.

KDFW/Fox 4 interviewed Brenda McClurkin, UTA Library historical manuscripts archivist, about the JFK exhibit. Many people don’t know that JFK stopped in Fort Worth before traveling to Dallas, she said. “We had a jubilant, joyful story to tell with the photographs and that is that the Fort Worth experience was very different than that in Dallas. So, we knew that that was something to share with the world.”

Saxe evaluates Davis' expected announcement

KXAS/NBC 5 reported that Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis is expected to announce this week whether she will run for governor. Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, believes such a move will force Republican front-runner, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, to campaign for the seat even harder. “He’s going to have to take this very, very seriously and not make any mistakes. No more coming out against mergers,” Saxe said. The story also appears online at

Mission of mercy

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the postoperative ward on the world’s largest hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, is supervised by Stephanie Duncan, a UT Arlington College of Nursing alumna.