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UTA In The News — Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

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Transparency needed

Oliver Bateman, an assistant professor of history at UT Arlington, wrote a piece for The Atlantic about the upcoming 2014 Mr. Olympia competition, bodybuilding’s past and the use of steroids. He noted the sacrifices of those who compete and said: “More transparency about its processes and history would be a welcome development.” 

Prolific sculptor

Melia Belli Bose, UT Arlington assistant professor of Asian art history, was quoted in a South Asia Mail story about Ram V. Sutar, a leading contender for the commission to produce the world’s largest statue. “It’s impossible to know if he’s the most prolific monumental sculptor in human history, but if he’s not, he’s got to be pretty close,” Rose said. The story originally ran in The New York Times.

Risky political ad

Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science at UT Arlington, was quoted in a San Antonio Express-News story about state Sen. Wendy Davis’ new attack ad in the governor’s race, which references a rape victim’s civil case. “Absolutely, it is a risk,” Saxe said.

Bill Hale, the Texas Department of Transportation’s Dallas district engineer and a UT Arlington graduate, has been named the state transportation agency’s director of engineer operations for metro districts, according to The Dallas Morning News. Hale will oversee transportation planning in all of the state’s big cities. He holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in civil engineering from UT Arlington.

ASEE carries STEM Academy article

A Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about the partnership between UT Arlington and the Arlington school district to create a STEM academy made it to the American Society for Engineering Education’s First Bell digest.