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UTA In The News — Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

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New apartments should boost sales

UT Arlington's College Park District has seen more business recently because of the activities in College Park Center, KXAS NBC 5 reported. However, some restaurants have struggled. More nearby apartment complexes should help boost sales of those restaurants. NBC 5's website also featured the story on the district.

Republicans face key questions

Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, said in a KTVT CBS 11 report that the eyes of the nation would be on the Texas Republican convention and watching what the Texas GOP does concerning the role of gays in its party. He said the GOP needs to avoid fighting over smaller issues and bring more people into the party.

Online education grants

Academic Partnerships announced a dozen grants to researchers from seven universities to study the impact and effectiveness of online learning, Reuters, StreetInsider, Globe Advisor and many other websites reported. UT Arlington faculty members who received awards were: Ronda Mintz-Binder, College of Nursing; Yi (Leaf) Zhang, Ernest Johnson and Casey Brown, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Joohi Lee and Leisa Martin, Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

UTA teams with OSHA for national safety week

Tens of thousands of employers and more than 1 million workers across the country are expected to join the Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week in safety stand-downs to focus on preventing fatalities from falls, Equipment World and Contractors Equipment Directory reported. The University of Texas at Arlington joined OSHA staff and Balfour Beatty Construction to kick off events across the state of Texas Monday.