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UTA In The News — Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Netanyahu’s political future

Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, wrote a column that appeared on The Washington Post website about whether the Gaza operation underway in the Middle East could hurt the political future of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He said Netanyahu has room to maneuver and explain his decisions both to go to war and to end the war.

Texas Pre-Engineering Program

Closing day activities for the UT Arlington’s Texas Pre-Engineering Program, or TexPREP, camp were showcased in reports on KTVT/CBS 11, KXAS/NBC 5 and KDFW/Fox 4. Seventy-three students, mostly from the Arlington school district, have been attending classes, field trips and career awareness speakers as part of the day camp since June 10.

Karbhari makes list of top 10 Indian American educators in U.S. universities

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari was included on The American Bazaar’s list of top 10 Indian American educators in U.S. universities. The story said individuals of Indian origin are leading some of the biggest and most renowned universities in the entire world, let alone within just America.

Online learning in the medical field

The Faculty Focus page of the AOSpine website featured an interview with Beth Mancini, associate dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing, and Pete Smith, vice provost for digital teaching and learning. AOSpine is an international community of spine surgeons and neurosurgeons. Mancini and Smith discussed UT Arlington’s first MOOC and the use of online learning in the medical field.

Adaptive sports clinic

The Dallas Morning News featured a story on an adaptive sports clinic Saturday at UT Arlington. With so many sporting options now available to manual wheelchair users, recent UT Arlington grad Miles Shaffer said he and other organizers wanted to show that power wheelchair users can play, too. “Having more opportunities like this pushes us further as a society toward equality,” Shaffer said.

Jewish Film Festival

Bart Weiss, the co-founder and artistic director of Three Stars Jewish Cinema and a professor at UT Arlington, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News story on the Three Stars and its screening of Mamele at the Angelika Dallas. Since its debut 13 years ago, Three Stars Jewish Cinema has screened almost 150 films, averaging about a dozen a year.

Solar car race

KTVT/CBS 11 reported on a solar car race at Texas Motor Speedway for high schoolers. The reporter interviewed a UT Arlington student in mechanical and aerospace engineering who is a former competitor and is helping at the competition.