UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Arlington’s housing development
Hannah Lebovits, assistant professor of public affairs and planning, spoke to KERA about housing development plans for the city of Arlington. Lebovits is an advocate for the addition of missing middle housing, including duplexes, cottage courts and triplexes, which could offer more affordable housing than traditional rental and homeownership options.
Shorter school weeks
Daniel Robinson, associate dean of research in the College of Education, spoke to NewsNation about how shifting to a four-day school week could affect learning outcomes. “The thing they’re not really focusing on is the effects on student learning, and specifically the effects that this would have on the poorest of the children out there,” Robinson said.
Volunteers from UT Arlington joined forces with members of the North Texas community to build 10 new home gardens in Fort Worth’s 76104 neighborhood, Fort Worth Business Press reported. The gardens will enable homeowners who are in need of access to fresh food to plant seasonal vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, chard and peas.
Maverick Speakers Series
UT Arlington’s Maverick Speakers Series kicks off Sept. 26 with Carla Hall, celebrity chef, TV personality and author, Mirage News reported. Tickets for “An Inspiring Evening with Carla Hall” are available at utatickets.com. The event is free for students, faculty and staff, and just $5 for the general public.