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UTA In The News — Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

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Surrogacy seminar

Benzinga,, and many other media outlets reported that Heather Jacobson, a UTA associate professor of sociology, presented insights from the first extensive ethnographic examination of contemporary gestational surrogacy in the United States at the Men Having Babies South Surrogacy Seminar & Gay Parenting Expo. Jacobson wrote about this research in the recently published book – “Labor of Love: Gestational Surrogacy and the Work of Making Babies."

Brexit comments

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, discussed the effect the ‘Brexit’ could have on the U.S. presidential election with KLIF 570 AM. Saxe compared Nigel Farage, a leader of the ‘Brexit’ movement, to presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Supreme Court decision

UTA was mentioned in a KTVT CBS 11 story on the Supreme Court’s decision to reject a challenge to an affirmative action admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin. The ruling will not impact UTA.

Adulting alumnus

Alumna Karen McAlister discussed “adulting” with Arlington Today Magazine. McAlister said her wealth of memories and experience at UTA have prepared her to go out into life after college. She earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising/public relations and a master’s degree in communications from UTA.

Student scholarship

Cleburne Times-Review reported that Cleburne ISD graduate Daniella Perez has been awarded the Morris and Nell Wiseman Neal Memorial Scholarship. Perez plans to attend UTA and major in accounting.

Featured busiessperson

The Wichita Eagle profiled alumna Lorrie Britton for their Featured Business person column. Britton is regional director of operations at Legend Senior Living and studied business at UTA.