UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2023 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Examining Black American Literature

In The New York Times Style Magazine, Kenton Rambsy, UTA associate professor of English and digital humanities, discussed the importance of looking back when it comes to reexamining the history of Black American literature.

Curbing Panhandling

The city of Arlington is launching a campaign—including signage—to curb panhandling at major intersections, KERA reports. Hannah Lebovits, UTA assistant professor of public affairs and planning, says similar campaigns have been established in other U.S. cities without out much success.

Campaign 2024

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis courted Texas Republicans over the weekend amid a possible White House run, Spectrum News reports. Rebecca Deen, UTA associate professor of political science and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, says DeSantis “is acting every bit the presidential candidate.”

Crowd Behavior

Discover Magazine examined whether crowds can make people act in ways that are contrary to their values. Jared B. Kenworthy, UTA professor of psychology, believes that no one in social psychology would argue that people are not responsible for their own behaviors, even in a crowd setting.

Saving Her Family

A UTA nursing student paused her schooling to rescue her cousins from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. Fed News reports. Olexandra Shevchenko traveled to Poland to meet her cousins and bring them to the U.S. She says the University went above and beyond to help her manage her education so she could focus on her family.

Military Support

UTA has once again earned a top 10 Military-Friendly® School designation, KLIF and WBAP report.

Winning Design

A UTA alumna’s design will be featured on Big Tex’s boots at this year’s State Fair of Texas, the Dallas Morning News reports. Jessica Bonilla’s design beat out more than 300 entrants to be featured on the Fair mascot’s size-96 boots.