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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Speakers announced

Tickets will become available Tuesday to see sportscaster Bob Costas of NBC Sports at The University of Texas at Arlington. Costas’ Sept. 25 appearance is the first in the university’s 2014-15 Maverick Speakers Series, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said. Others in the series include James Carville and Mary Matalin, James Stavridis, Michio Kaku and Henry Cisneros. 

Rogers named IIE Fellow

UT Arlington Professor Jamie Rogers was named a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers at the IIE annual conference, according to the Dallas Business Journal’s People on the Move feature. The award recognizes people who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering. It is the highest classification of IEEE membership.

MAX bus anniversary

Arlington celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Metro ArlingtonXpress or MAX bus service Tuesday with coffee, juice and doughnuts at the UT Arlington College Park stop for early morning riders, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. More than 64,600 one-way trips have been logged on MAX buses since the service rolled out last August. City officials say many riders are students, faculty and staff at the University.

Texas Trust gives to Grand Prairie schools

The Grand Prairie independent school district's Education Foundation has received $10,000 from Texas Trust Credit Union for scholarships to be awarded to 20 Class of 2015 students who attend UT Arlington, according to an announcement in the Houston Chronicle, University Herald and other websites. Texas Trust presented the check to the GPISD Education Foundation at the school district's convocation event, marking the start of the new school year.