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UTA In The News — Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

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Fresh Perspectives

Painter and professor Benito Huerta, director and curator of The Gallery at UTA, is featured in the July issue of 360 West magazine. Huerta is co-curator of “Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection,” which features the artist’s drawings, watercolors, prints and works on paper and opens this month at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth.

Grade inflation

Oliver Bateman, a lawyer and a UT Arlington assistant professor of history, was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Joy Cardin Show about his stance on grade inflation. Bateman, who wrote a recent columnn for The Atlantic, said that earning high marks at a university shouldn’t be as tough as some instructors make it and should be applauded.

Sasley quoted in Agence France-Presse story

Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to represent all Turks as he declared he would stand for the president, but critics fear his assumption of a powerful presidency risks further polarizing an already divided country, Yahoo! 7 News in Australia reported in carrying an Agence France-Presse story. Brent Sasley, assistant professor of political science at UT Arlington, was quoted in the story. “It's unlikely that whoever the AKP runs for prime minister will be strong enough to resist Erdogan's all-but-assured interference in governing.”

Texas Trust Credit Union scholarships

Texas Trust Credit Union has doled out five scholarships, one to Jonathan Smith, who plans on attending UT Arlington to study finance, Digital Journal, the San Antonio Express-News, the San Francisco Chronicle and many other media outlets reported. Texas Trust awarded $9,500 in scholarships total. The credit union announced recently it would start a branch at the University in the College Park District. 

Apartment developer files for bankruptcy

An entity of an Irving-based development firm planning a 254-unit student apartment community near UT Arlington has filed for bankruptcy reorganization, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Bloomberg Business Week also ran the Star-Telegram story.