UTA In The News — Friday, April 23, 2021

Friday, Apr 23, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Pronoun preferences
Laurel Stvan, UT Arlington associate professor of linguistics, talked to the Texas Standard about how people should honor pronoun preferences because it represents how to present ourselves to each other. The in-depth interview also aired on KUT 90.5 FM in Austin and KERA 90.1 FM. Stvan said, “If you consider it is just a way of allowing comfort or offering respect to the people you’re talking to, then it no longer becomes something that has to be ‘grammar police.' It’s just another way of being able to interact with people.”
Arlington politics changing
Rebecca Deen, UT Arlington chair and associate professor of the Political Science Department, said Arlington political races are featuring a lot more candidates of color, KERA 90.5 FM reported in a story about North Texas races on the May 1 ballot. She said recently approved term limits in Arlington have contributed to that variety of candidates.
Chauvin trial impact
Robert Bing, UT Arlington professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, said that police need to behave more like guardians and less like warriors when patrolling minority neighborhoods in response to the Derek Chauvin verdict in the killing of George Floyd, KYTX CBS 19 in Tyler, Texas, reported. The story originally aired on KTVT CBS 11.
UTA part of Climate Action Week
Meghna Tare, chief sustainability officer for The University of Texas at Arlington, spoke on a national panel April 20 as part of U.S. Climate Action Week, a summit on climate change hosted by the Biden administration, U.S. Fed News reported.
UTA makes transfer honor roll
The University of Texas at Arlington has earned a spot on a national honor roll that recognizes universities for creating dynamic pathways to support the success of transfer students, U.S. Fed News reported. UT Arlington is among 151 colleges and universities on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's 2021 Transfer Honor Roll—and the only one in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Innovation Day
UT Arlington engineering students participate in research at all stages of their academic careers, and the College of Engineering celebrated their efforts with its fourth annual Innovation Day on April 19, U.S. Fed News reported.