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Update, 10:35 a.m.: UT Arlington police say the threat has now passed and the campus has reopened. Students and employees have been told to resume their normal schedules. Original post: Early this morning, police received word that a man with a gun was headed to the University of Texas at Arlington. All students already on campus are asked to stay indoors while police investigate. All summer classes and activities have been cancelled.

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There’s a brand new poem to add to Juneteenth celebrations this year. It’s a previously unknown work by the country’s first published black writer, Jupiter Hammon. UT Arlington grad student Julie McCown, uncovered the handwritten poem while looking for a specific piece of Hammon’s work. The piece, called “An Essay on Slavery," was buried in documents at the Manuscripts and Archives at Yale University Library in Connecticut.

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The University of Texas at Arlington has received the largest philanthropic gift in its history- $7.5 million to install equipment designed for advanced scientific research.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named the current provost at the University of Alabama in Huntsville as the only finalist to succeed retiring President James Spaniolo.

UTA Project Gives Robots Sensitive Skin

Dec 11, 2012
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Think about robots, and up pop images of soulless automatons made out of metal and circuits. But a team from the University of Texas at Arlington has just won a $1.35 million National Science Foundation grant to give robots sensitive, human-like skin.

Governor Perry will be in Dallas Monday to promote his plan for making college more affordable. But some universities think his plan is a one way street.

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Professors at the University of Texas at Arlington played a significant role in answering a decades old question, with major scientific implications.

The University of Texas at Arlington has issued a press release that says President James D. Spaniolo is retiring but will continue to lead UTA until the University of Texas System Board of Regents completes a search for his successor. 

Today we continue in the spirit of Earth Day with the first in a series of stories, “Going Green: The Practical Payoffs." We’re taking you to the UT Arlington campus where a biomedical engineering student has come up with a way to get a special kind of bacteria to eat food waste. The process creates energy in an environmentally-friendly, money-saving way. KERA’s BJ Austin says the young inventor hopes to take his microbial fuel cell from the lab to the workplace.

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North Texas topped all other US metro areas in job creation the last two years.  But economic development expert Richard Florida says DFW’s success will depend on what the area does to keep workers.

Victims of bullies and those picked on because they’re gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered have federal law on their side. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports that was one of the messages at a university conference that featured the U.S. Attorney General.

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Thanksgiving's past with plenty of Christmas, New Year's and holiday party food and drink still ahead. But in our KERA Health Checkup, Dr. Christopher Ray of the Center for Healthy Living and Longevity at the University of Texas at Arlington told Sam Baker you can avoid the potential weight gain by keeping track of the calories you intake and balancing them with exercise - or just plain simple movement.

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