Tough but improved job market for grads
Newly minted college graduates are facing a better job market than
last year, though it's still tough, with more jobs available but more
applicants as well, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported "It's definitely an employer's market," said Lori Dunham, one
of three recent UT Arlington graduates featured in the story. Cheri
Butler, UT Arlington's associate director of career services told the
paper healthcare employment is typically strong, and the federal
government is hiring to replace retiring baby boomers, though for a lot
Professor writing national standards
Ramon Lopez, UT Arlington professor of physics, was mentioned in a The New York Times’ Dot Earth
blog post about the Next Generation Science Standards, a set of
proposed common student performance expectations in science education.
Lopez is part of a 41-member writing team that compiled a draft that is
currently open for public comment. A conceptual framework developed by
the National Research Council guided the standards and a
Washington-based nonprofit called Achieve is managing the process.
Analyzing a social media presence
Chyng-Yang Jang, an associate professor in The University of Texas at Arlington's department of communication, was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram
story about area law enforcement agencies embracing social media. The
key, he said, is having personnel who are trained in their use. "If
you're going to use it to just post information, then I don't think it
will be too effective," he said. "The real powerful thing is the two-way
Tracking Texas dinos
UT Arlington doctoral candidate Derek Main was quoted in a Houston Chronicle
story about the abundance of dinosaur tracks in Texas compared to other
states. Main, who leads digs at the Arlington Archosaur site in North
Arlington, says dinosaur tracks are more plentiful than is
commonly thought. "Once you see it, you are going to know what it is,"
Main said. "You can spot them all over."