5 story about a poll showing Gov. Rick Perry as the frontrunner in the race
for the Republican nomination for president featured comments from Michael Moore, associate
professor of political science and senior vice provost at UT Arlington. The
story also mentioned a poll that put Perry within a few percentage points of
President Obama. "The Democrats and Obama need to
be concerned about any person on the other side polling next to them,"
Wei-Jen Lee, electrical engineering professor and director
of the Energy Systems Research Center at UT Arlington, was featured in a KTVT/CBS
11 report on energy problems related to this summer’s heat wave. Lee talked
about potential problems that a shortage of cool reservoir water could cause at
power plants across the state.
Online learning success
Even as debate continues about how problems of rising costs and
unsatisfactory graduation rates, innovative web-based approaches to
higher education are being piloted around the state and being embraced
by students and, yes, even some faculty and administrators, The Texas Tribune
reported. This is especially on display this week at the University of
Texas System, whose regents have assembled in Austin for a board
meeting. The article cited UT Arlington’s online programs in education
and nursing as examples of success.
reported that students at UT Arlington are now able to buy digital
versions of some of their books and the popular rental program
continues. The rental program saved more than $1 million last year, the
The making of a professor
A profile of Minerva Cordero, UT Arlington associate professor of mathematics, is part of a biography project on the website of SACNAS,
a society of scientists dedicated to advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and
Native Americans in science. Cordero recounts her inspiring journey from
growing up in a small town in Puerto Rico to becoming a professor.
Graduate named to Coordinating Board
UT Arlington graduate Janelle Shepard, of Weatherford, was one of
five people Gov. Rick Perry named as new members of the Texas Higher
Education Coordinating Board, effective Sept. 1, according to KBTV/FOX 4
(Beaumont). Shepard is a registered nurse, board certified case manager
and director of medical management at the Texas Health Resources Fort
Worth Hospital. She is appointed for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2017.