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UTA In The News — Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

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Perry at Earth Day event

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry inaugurated UTA’s “Responsible Shale Energy Extraction” Conference at Fair Park in Dallas, as part of Earth Day Texas, the Star-Telegram,  KTVT CBS 11 and KRLD 1080 AM reported. The free event was organized by UTA’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation or CLEAR lab. 

New UTA provost appointed

Dr. Teik C. Lim, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati, will be the next provost and vice president for academic affairs of UTA, Arlington Voice and MyInforms reported.

Possible repeal

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed by WTKS 104.1 FM in Cocoa Beach, Fla., and KFXV 33 in Utica-Rome, N.Y., about the possible repeal of Obamacare this week. 

Service learning projects

UTA’s School of Social Work is collaborating on service learning projects with the Salvation Army, according to a report on WIBC 93.1 FM in Indianapolis, Ind.

New history book

Sam Haynes, a UTA history professor, was quoted in an Ozy article that made parallels between President Trump’s 100 Days and feuds between populist President Gen. Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay over the role of government. 

Transportation forum

 The Arlington Voice, in partnership with UTA’s Institute of Transportation Engineers, will host a public forum at the end of May for citizens to learn about and weigh in on the city’s transportation future.

Diversity embraced

Former Arlington Mayor Richard Greene, a UTA professor in practice in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, wrote a Star-Telegram op-ed about the Community Influence Leaders Roundtable, a local organization to promote racial and ethnic diversity, which now plans to reach out to UTA to expand the collaboration. 

Rising tensions

UTA student Jasmin Lee was interviewed by about the rising tensions in the Korean Peninsula. Lee moved here from Seoul, South Korea, at the age of 3.