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UTA In The News — Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

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Facilitating understanding

Texas U.S. House members met at UT Arlington Thursday to discuss relations between police and communities of color, The Dallas Morning News, WFAA Channel 8 and KERA/90.1 FM reported. U.S. Reps. Mark Veasey, D-Fort Worth, and Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, organized the event. UT Arlington History Chair Marvin Dulaney was one of the panelists.

New partnership in education

A new partnership between The University of Texas at Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District will offer high school students classroom and enrichment experiences that put them on a path to success in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, Arlington School & Family Magazine reported on page 10 of its January issue.

Day of Service

The MLK Day of Service at The University of Texas at Arlington begins at 9 a.m. Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in listing a number of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. Volunteers will meet at the campus’ Maverick Activities Center, 500 Nedderman Drive for assignments.

Alumna appointed Arlington City Attorney

The Arlington City Council has appointed a new city attorney, KTVT/CBS 11 reported. Teris Solis has been an employee of the city since 2001. She's a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington and Southern Methodist University Law School.

Arts Award Winners

Jeff Gibbons and Justin Ginsberg, UT Arlington master’s of fine arts graduates, were named Dallas Observer annual arts award winners. Ginsberg also is an assistant professor in glass and area coordinator in the Art and Art History Department. In addition to their own art practices, they've spent the past three years organizing exhibitions in abandoned buildings -- a project called Deep Ellum Windows.