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UTA In The News — Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Power of an MBA

David Mack, associate dean of the UT Arlington College of Business, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News special section about the power of an MBA. The UT Arlington format allows students to attend classes twice a month, on Fridays and Saturdays, and to complete the program in 15 months. In addition, UT Arlington has a distinctive China connection, a required 10-day emersion trip to three cities in China. "They get a good understanding of what it's like to do business in China, and also earn a certificate in Asian studies," said Mack, who heads the EMBA program.

Mexican comic book exhibit

UT Arlington's exhibit of Mexican comic books was featured in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram photo essay. More than 75 Mexican comic books from the 1940s to the present are featured in the new Special Collections exhibit, “¡Viva México! A Comic Book History of Mexico,” at the UT Arlington Library through August.

Big breakthrough thanks to boxing

A Fort Worth Star-Telegram story detailed Desiree Richards' inspirational story of weight loss through boxing. Richards received a master's degree in social work from UT Arlington in December.

Eye on architecture

Texas has an unfulfilled promise of utopian architecture, The Dallas Morning News' Architecture Critic Mark Lamster said in an FD magazine article. Lamster also is a professor in practice at UT Arlington's School of Architecture.

Hall of Honor

Derrick “D.D” Grubbs, UT Arlington's associate athletic director for game production and fan experience and a 1975 Bryan High School graduate, will be inducted into the 2015 Hall of Honor at his high school, WTAW 1620 News Talk and KBTX Channel 3 reported. The Bryan ISD Education Foundation, Bryan ISD and the City of Bryan announced seven other honorees in addition to Grubbs. The ceremony will be on Aug. 15, 2015. Individuals were selected based on their achievements, strength of character and citizenship and are considered models who inspire and challenge today’s students.

New post for UT Arlington alumnus

The Fayetteville Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Chad Scott as the new principal of Fayetteville, Ark., High School, reported. Scott is currently the principal of Bentonville High School. Scott received his bachelor's degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Running for office

Nineteen-year-old Anthony Gonzalez, a UT Arlington freshman pursuing a civil engineering degree, is running for the Place 3 Mansfield City Council seat against incumbent Stephen Lindsey, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. North Texas council and school district elections are Saturday.