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UTA In The News — Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Global influence

U.S. News and World Report named The University of Texas at Arlington to its inaugural rankings of the world’s Best Global Universities. UT Arlington tied with St. Petersburg State University in Russia for No. 433. Harvard University topped the list. The ranking is based on schools’ academic research and reputation.

Educator of the year

The Dallas Morning News reported that the Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce recently named UT Arlington Electrical Engineering Professor J.-C. Chiao its Educator of the Year.

Alum interview

KDFW/Fox 4 interviewed former UT Arlington Student Congress President Neer Patel about his friend Kaci Hickox, the nurse who graduated from UT Arlington and is under quarantine in Maine although she is Ebola-free. Hickox was quarantined following work in Sierra Leone. She is now threatening legal action over the quarantine. “She’s got a supportive family… she’s touched so many lives. To have all these people say negative things about her is just not nice,” Patel said. A Wall Street Journal article also noted that Hickox graduated from UT Arlington.