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UTA In The News — Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

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Veterans outreach

KDFW/Fox 4 reported on outreach efforts to attract military veterans to UT Arlington, and to help them make the transition to college and earn a degree once they are enrolled in school. There will be about 3,000 student veterans and dependents at UT Arlington in the fall, which is nearly 10 percent of the student body enrollment. 

U.S. policy in Middle East

WBAP/820 AM interviewed Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about violence in the Middle East and the way that the Obama Administration has handled foreign policy regarding that region. “The Obama Administration and President Obama himself get a lot of unfair criticism. The truth is that the United States has never had the ability to directly control or manage what goes on in countries around the world, even at the height of the Cold War when it had a number of close allies,” Sasley said.  

UT Arlington among best

KETK in Tyler noted that UT Arlington was named among the best western colleges in Texas in the Princeton Review’s annual college rankings of American universities.

UT System sends budget request to Legislature

The University of Texas System Board of Regents, meeting in Austin last month, approved a proposal to ask state lawmakers to authorize $42.5 million in tuition revenue bonds to help pay for construction of a $50 million Interdisciplinary Engineering and Academic Studies Building at the Edinburg campus of UT Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg reported. The $50 million complex is part of a package of proposed major renovations or new facilities totaling more than $1.5 billion, that also includes UT Arlington ($310 million), (UT Austin $205 million), the Brownsville campus of UT RGV ($155.7 million), UT Dallas ($194 million), UT El Paso ($235 million) UT Permian Basin ($68.4 million) UT San Antonio ($157.5 million), and UT Tyler ($76 million).

Fighting an outbreak

UT Arlington nursing associate dean Jennifer Gray, who recently returned from Uganda, says the current Ebola crisis in Africa is likely made worse because hospitals in developing countries lack basic supplies, WFAA Channel 8 reported.