UTA In The News — Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday, Jul 12, 2021 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

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.

CPAC news

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.

Autonomous vehicles

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.

Arts economic study
In downtown Arlington, arts—including music, theater arts and dance at The University of Texas at Arlington—pump more than $118 million a year into the economy and support more than 1,200 jobs, Patch.com reported. The Downtown Arlington Management Corp. commissioned its first economic impact study to focus on the city’s downtown arts and culture. Community leaders say the study shows the strength and potential of the city’s arts and culture.