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UTA In The News — Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

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Inspired graduate

KXAS NBC5 interviewed UT Arlington senior Sareek Hosein in anticipation of last week’s commencement ceremonies. The international business graduate became inspired during his daily commute to UT Arlington from his mother’s insurance business. Interested in starting a nonprofit, Hosein says he and fellow graduates are ready to, “Sit and brainstorm, get some ideas together. Hopefully make a difference and leave our legacy.” The Fort Worth Star-Telegram also featured a photo gallery from  UT Arlington’s commencement.

Dream Runner

With a time of 9.93, UT Arlington track & field athlete Clayton Vaughn recently ran the second fastest 100-meter dash in the world, KXAS NBC5 reported. Despite suffering the loss of his mother, Vaughn uses her as inspiration, saying, “She always believed I could run fast, she always believed I could do something with track.” Vaughn’s record run was also highlighted on WFAA Channel 8.

Pantry Politics

Ben Agger, professor of sociology and director of the UT Arlington Center for Theory, published a piece about veganism, body politics and running in Fast Capitalism.

Online Schemes

KXTX Telemundo Dallas interviewed UT Arlington Broadcast Communication lecturer Julian Rodriguez for a piece on online schemes targeting the Hispanic community. Rodriguez said the defrauders target the emotions and bank accounts of unsuspecting victims.

Soaring to Victory

UT Arlington long jumper Tobi Fawehinmi soars beyond expectations, KXAS NBC5 reports. Overcoming an irreversible injury at birth, Tobi competed in the 2012 paralympic games and now competes for UT Arlington. The sophomore paralympian expects a lot of his future, saying, “Why not be a world record holder in regular, in the regular anything? I think I have a lot to work on as an athlete, but it is definitely a blessing.”

Mr. Arlington

KRLD/1080 AM reported on Dr. Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, marking 50 years of teaching at The University of Texas at Arlington. “Mr. Arlington” as he’s sometimes known, is much beloved in the community for not only his political savvy, but also his philanthropy.  Evelyn Barker, director marketing & communications for the UT Arlington Libraries, is quoted saying, “You can see examples of his philanthropy, really all over the Metroplex, but certainly in Arlington.”

Alumnus named CEO

Gary C. Tucker will be named president and CEO of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center when the hospital joins the Catholic Health system on July 1, Niagara Frontier Publications reports. Tucker, a healthcare executive with more than 35 years of clinical and administrative experience, received his bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington. 

Alumnus named VP

The Dallas Morning News reports David Wolf, UT Arlington alumnus, has been named the new vice president for advancement at the University of North Texas. Wolf, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington, was executive director of individual giving at University of California, Los Angeles.