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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Owners emphasize personal responsibility of players

In an Al Jazeera America column, Oliver Bateman, UT Arlington assistant professor of history, said it is hardly surprising that baseball team owners chose a response to the problem of performance enhancing drug abuse that emphasized the personal responsibility of the ballplayers over the culpability of Major League Baseball. He also quoted Sarah Rose, a fellow assistant professor who published a paper recently called “Bionic ballplayers: Risk, profit and the body as commodity 1964-2007.”

Education for all

Lewis Wasserman, UT Arlington associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies and an attorney, was interviewed for a KXAS/NBC5 story about a parent unhappy with the treatment her son received in a Mansfield elementary school. “If our goal is to educate all children, including children with disabilities, then this is not the way to go about it,” he said.

Rubio looking for name recognition in trip

KTSA/News 550AM (San Antonio) talked with Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s upcoming visit to the Lone Star State. Saxe said Rubio has become less popular, adding: “I believe he’s coming to Texas to essentially try to make his name prominent again.”

School bond terms explained

A glossary of school bond terms provided by Lewis Wasserman, associate professor educational leadership and policy studies at UT Arlington, was used in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story on the Arlington school district’s upcoming school bond package.

History chair named a featured speaker

Marvin Dulaney, UT Arlington associate professor and chair of the history department, will be one of the speakers at an April 25 commemoration of architect William Sidney Pittman, according to a column in The Dallas Morning News. Pittman is known as Texas’ first practicing black architect.

Business plan competition features UTA team

Teams of students from 27 universities worldwide, including UT Arlington, presented their startup business plans at TCU’s annual Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition, according to The Dallas Morning News’ BizBeat blog. A team of students from the University of Arkansas snagged the top spot.