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UTA In The News — Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Relations with the Mideast

The Foundation for Middle East Peace blog published an extensive question-and-answer article with Brent Sasley, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, on Israel, Iran and the U.S.-Israel relationship. “It’s clear that the U.S. and Israel have increasingly divergent perceptions about international politics and put emphasis on different priorities,” Sasley said.

Smart shopping

WFOR/CBS Miami broadcast a report that included an interview with UT Arlington assistant business professor Narayanan Janakiraman. He discussed how stores spend millions of dollars to analyze consumer behaviors, which is why Janakiraman said consumers should make sure that they are "in the know."

Passionate about maps

The Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow mentioned UT Arlington in his profile of KXAS/NBC 5 senior meteorologist David Finfrock. Finfrock is a founding member of the Texas Map Society and serves as editor of the society’s newsletter. The map society works closely with the extensive cartography collection at The University of Texas at Arlington, where Finfrock said his own collection of maps will probably end up.

Tapping into connections

In a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article, Arlington Mayor-elect Jeff Williams said he plans to tap into the city’s citizen experts, into the Arlington Chamber of Commerce — of which he is a former chairman — and into UT Arlington’s connections at home and abroad to look for ways to save tax money and boost corporate recruitment. 

Driving force

Triple published a guest column by Meghna Tare, executive director for the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact at UT Arlington, about the human capital impact of educational institutions. “Human capital investments such as education and training are a driving force and area of interest for individuals, firms and governments as it is a major factor in generating future growth and prosperity,” Tare wrote.

Alumna excellence recognized

KTXS/ABC 12 in Abilene reported that Cherie Six, a nursing supervisor at Hendrick Medical Center, received the hospital’s Excellence in Leadership Award – Nurse Manager of the Year. Six received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UT Arlington.

New membership

Gear noted that UT Arlington is among the 25 newest members of the American Gear Manufacturers Association. The AGMA represents more than 470 companies in 30 countries.

Mejia Ballet International coming to Texas Hall

KERA’s Art & Seek reported that Texas Hall, on the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington, will host world renowned Mejia Ballet International for two performances this month.

Hispanic students at HBCUs

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that sagging enrollments and financial troubles at the nation’s 105 public and private historically black campuses have prompted the HBCUs to court students who might never have been on their radar before. Increases in Asian and international student enrollment have helped make up for stagnant rates among white students at HBCUs. But the biggest boost has been among Hispanic students, who are subtly changing the colleges where they’re concentrated. Taryn Ozuna Allen, an assistant professor in the UT Arlington College of Education, authored a piece on the issue for MSI Unplugged, a blog published by The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions.