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UTA In The News — Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Best for vets

UT Arlington is among the nation’s best colleges for military veterans, according to new rankings released Veterans Day by the Military Times, KXAS/NBC 5, the Military Times magazine and other Gannett-owned news organizations noted. The 2014 list placed a new emphasis on academic rigor in addition to analyzing services provided for student veterans.

Building healthy places

Brian Guenzel, director of the UT Arlington Institute of Urban Studies, was part of a team of Urban Land Institute workshop participants that crafted a position paper called Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places. The paper was part of ULI's effort to make healthier building and living recommendations for three Colorado cities. PR Newswire published the position paper, as did WHTM/ABC 27 (Harrisburg, PA).

Shutdown takes toll

The Huffington Post carried a Washington Post On Leadership blog post that interviewed James Campbell Quick, a professor in the UT Arlington College of Business' Goolsby Academy. He offered expert insight into the psychological toll on federal workers following the government shutdown and furloughs. Quick holds the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy and is Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Defense challenges

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, who now heads the UT Arlington Research Institute, was interviewed for a article about new challenges reshaping national defense technology.

Study inspires caution

In an item about anti-bullying efforts, a columnist with the Times Herald-Record (Hudson Valley, NY) noted a recent study by Seokjin Jeong, UT Arlington assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice. Pauline Liu wrote: “What I did learn from the study was the need for more educators to carefully review all anti-bullying videos and programs before showing them to their students.”

Renewal in the city

Mass Transit carried a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about Fort Worth’s urban villages that quoted UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs Dean Barbara Becker. The Fort Worth City Council is considering including $9 million for its inner-city renewal effort in the 2014 bond package. “They [urban villages] are working out well because certain areas needed the attention. And with that attention, they are viable to the private sector to build the kind of communities people want,” Becker said, calling West Seventh one of Fort Worth’s “economic engines.”

Photos to remember

The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and several other news sites carried a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article that mentioned several events focusing on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including a photography exhibit at the UT Arlington Central Library.