UTA In The News — Monday, July 25, 2022

Monday, Jul 25, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

New four-star general

Lt. Gen. Michael Langley, a graduate of Fort Worth’s Western Hills High School and The University of Texas at Arlington, is poised to make history as the first Black four-star general in the U.S. Marine Corps, Chicago’s WVON 1690 AM, New York’s BIN 1600 AM, MetroNews, the Philadelphia Tribune, KXAS NBC 5, NBCDFW.com and Al Día reported.

Downtown Arlington growth

UT Arlington President Jennifer Cowley and Arlington Mayor Jim Ross discussed downtown Arlington’s growth and development with Maggie Campbell who leads Downtown Arlington Management Corp., ArlingtonTX.gov and U.S. Fed News reported.

Smaller school districts’ challenges

The switch to four-day school weeks is popular among smaller school districts that don’t always have the finances to attract or retain teachers with pay increases, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Dan Robinson, associate dean of research in the UTA College of Education, said he fears for the low-income students in these districts because they may get lunch for free or low cost at their schools, so a four-day week would mean one less meal. The Texas Tribune originally published the story.

Sustainability award

The University of Texas at Arlington has won the national Excellence in Sustainability Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers, FoodService Director reported.

Young leader award

Sharareh (Sherri) Kermanshachi, associate professor of civil engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has won the 2022 Texas Women's Foundation Young Leader Award, Education Daily Report reported.

Naval research

David Wetz, a UT Arlington electrical engineering professor, said UTA plans to use components provided by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division for its research on electric ship research development consortium program, the Naval Sea Systems Command reported.