UTA In The News — Friday, June 10, 2022

Thursday, Jun 09, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Alliance of Hispanic serving research universities

The University of Texas at Arlington, alongside some of the nation’s other top Hispanic-serving research universities, are working together on cross-regional projects in Latino humanities studies, The Houston Chronicle, Fox 7 Austin and Mirage News reported. The projects, funded by a $5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aim to expand research opportunities for a growing number of Latino students and support a national cohort of doctoral students in Latino humanities.

Gun reform

Gun reform efforts in Congress are getting new support from some prominent Texas conservatives, who placed a full-page ad in The Dallas Morning News calling for gun safety measures. Rebecca Deen, associate dean for research in UT Arlington’s College of Liberal Arts, told CBS 11 that the ad was placed by the Republicans’ donor base and its financial influence could have a slight effect on Republican legislators’ approach to gun laws.

Shrinkflation

Daniel Martinez, UT Arlington assistant professor of marketing, spoke to Univision about shrinkflation, a practice by companies to reduce package sizes without lowering prices. Martinez said, “It is creating the illusion that the consumer is buying the same thing, but in reality they are not.”

UTA alumnus leads U.S. Africa Command

UTA alumnus Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley is President Joe Biden’s pick to be the next commander of U.S. Africa Command, Stars and Stripes reported. During his 37-year career, Langley has commanded at every level from platoon to regiment and has served overseas in Okinawa, Afghanistan and Somalia.