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Top Stories: UT-Austin Professors Appealing Campus Carry; Discussing Urbanism In Dallas

Jul 11, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Three University of Texas professors will ask a federal appeals court in New Orleans to revive their lawsuit challenging the campus carry law on Wednesday. That law requires public universities in Texas to allow people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on campus.

The professors believe the presence of guns in their classrooms could discourage open academic discussion. A federal judge in Texas last year threw out the suit, saying the professors didn't offer strong evidence to substantiate their concerns.

Other stories this morning:

  • A D Magazine symposium focusing on urbanism is taking place on Wednesday at the Dallas Museum of Art. Topics such as how more people are moving back into the city and how to handle that growth and prepare for an urban future will be discussed. The magazine said Dallas-Fort Worth is expected to grow by 4.5 million people over the next two decades.
  • To help combat the mental stress that police officers face on the job, the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas has developed a program to help police in Dallas make better decisions. Jennifer Zientz is with UT Dallas, and as part of our Breakthroughs series, she joined KERA's Justin Martin to talk about the Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training program — also known as SMART.

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