UTA In The News — Monday, July 12, 2021
Special Session discussion
Rebecca Deen, chair and associate professor in the UT Arlington Political Science Department, appeared on KXAS NBC 5’s Lone Star Politics Extra to talk about why Texas has a Special Session, some of the topics of the session and what Gov. Greg Abbott hopes to accomplish during the session. She also discussed former President Donald Trump’s appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) Dallas meeting recently.
Thomas Marshall, UT Arlington political science professor, spoke with KDFW Fox 4 about the Conservative Political Action Conference’s Dallas meeting last week. He said conservatives still hold power in many of the state legislatures even though in the U.S. Senate is split 50-50. He said the CPAC showed that former President Donald Trump remains strong.
Edwin Olson, CEO of May Mobility, said an autonomous vehicle program in Arlington has shown popularity in a pilot area that includes the UT Arlington campus, WPBS 16 in Watertown, N.Y., and Ottawa, Ontario, reported. May Mobility is partnering with Via, the city of Arlington and UT Arlington on the program called RAPID.
What makes up anti-Semitism
Hannah Lebovits, a UT Arlington assistant professor of urban affairs and public policy in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, talked about what makes up anti-Semitism and discrimination in today’s world, Jewish Public Media reported on its program Talking in Shul.