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UTA In The News — Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016

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Campus carry

Several media organizations, including the Star-Telegram, KDFW/Fox 4, KTVT/CBS 11 and WFAA/ABC 8 carried stories that mentioned the policies of UTA and other public universities with regard to the state’s campus carry law that goes into effect today. 

New COE dean

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted the appointment of Peter Crouch as the new dean of the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. Crouch previously served as dean of engineering at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Democratic Party past

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, provided some insight about the segregationist past of the Democratic Party on WTKS/1290 AM (Savannah, Ga.).

Local music archive

Research Buzz and Library Journal noted that The University of Texas at Arlington is developing an online archive to house music from folks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. David Arditi, assistant professor of sociology, is developing “MusicDetour – the DFW Local Music Archive,” with three goals in mind: to house local music, develop big data that is open and available to all, and to build community. The project includes collaboration with the UTA Libraries, UTA Radio, professors with the Department of Music and the Department of Communication.

Technology use

Campus’s look at the top 7 campus technology stories in July noted that a history professor at The University of Texas at Arlington is improving class performance by encouraging the use of mobile devices.

Alumnus elected president

Jay Jenkins, a UTA alumnus and president and chief executive officer of Carlsbad National Bank in Carlsbad, N.M., has been elected president of the New Mexico Bankers Association for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, Current-Argus reported. Jenkins earned a bachelor of business administration degree in real estate from UTA.