UTA In The News — Monday, April 26, 2021

Monday, Apr 26, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Musician speaking

Wynton Marsalis is the next speaker in The University of Texas at Arlington's Virtual Maverick Speakers Series, Patch.com reported. The Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz musician will host “An Evening with Wynton Marsalis” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. The talk is free and will be livestreamed at uta.edu/maverickspeakers.

UTA ranks high in sustainability

According to the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, The University of Texas at Arlington ranked first in Texas and among the top American colleges and universities in two international measures for sustainability, Mirage News reported.

Home supply can’t keep pace

Sriram Villupuram, a UT Arlington associate professor of real estate in the College of Business, said North Texas property values are increasing because the supply of homes can’t keep up with the population increase, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. He said on average about 200 people are moving into the Metroplex a day.

Voter turnout could increase in local races

Rebecca Deen, UT Arlington chair and associate professor of political science, said political awareness of the past year might increase voter turnout in smaller local elections, KERA 90.1 FM reported in a story about the May 1 municipal and school board elections.

UTA alum showcased

Jasmine Coleman, a UT Arlington alumna, founded The People’s Fridge, a growing network of community fridges from which people can pull fresh fruits and vegetables and other food staples from a refrigerator, D Magazine reported.

Students talk about e-learning

Two UT Arlington students were quoted in a Medium website story about the challenges of e-learning during the pandemic. Ruth Abegaz, a UT Arlington industrial engineering student, said, “I miss how easy it was to just go to class and ask questions. It was so much easier when everyone was in the same place.” Dewayne Proctor, a UT Arlington vocal major, said much of his classwork relies on an efficient internet connection, quiet spaces and up-to-date sound equipment.

Curb appeal

A pristine lawn can be the finishing touch to a landscape and add significant value to a home, Iowa’s Kossuth County Advance reported. According to a joint study by The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Alabama, homes with high curb appeal sell for an average of 7% more than similar houses without inviting exteriors.