The New York Times/The Texas Tribune highlight UT Arlington's new Math Emporium
The New York Times published a Texas Tribune story
about UT Arlington’s new Math Emporium, a 5,800-square-foot space where
algebra students will spend two-thirds of their class time working on
desktop computers at their own pace rather than sitting through
traditional lectures. The program was first developed in 1997 at
Virginia Tech. A chief benefit of the model is that students are forced
to work out problems themselves and can receive instant, individualized
feedback from teachers who are available in the lab.
Texas Observer takes a look at Best's Academic Partnerships
The Texas Observer
reported on the online education business developed by Randy Best, a
Dallas-based entrepreneur and political donor. Best took his successful
model to The University of Texas at Arlington, where his company,
operating under the name Academic Partnerships, has fueled the rapid
growth of UT Arlington’s College of Nursing. In the past five years,
Academic Partnerships has expanded to 24 public colleges and
universities, including eight in Texas.
State Bar of Texas interviews Dulaney for "Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay!"
The State Bar of Texas
website posted an interview with W. Marvin Dulaney, associate professor
and chair of the UT Arlington Department of History, discussing the
landmark court decision, Sweatt v. Painter (1950). The
interview is one of many featured in the “Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay!” civic
series produced by the State Bar of Texas to help teachers and students
preparing for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) assessment
tests in U.S. government and history.
Sasley editorial on Israel
published a piece by Brent Sasley, a UT Arlington assistant professor
of political science, in response to Former Knesset Speaker Avraham
Burg’s Aug. 5 editorial in The New York Times, “Israel’s Fading
Demo-cracy?” Sasley wrote: “As Lior Amihai of Peace Now explained to me
during a recent tour of the West Bank, the moral argument against
occupation simply no longer matters — Israelis are not directly
concerned with it anymore. Rather, given the growing economic
disparities in Israel, the social protests, the preoccupation with
consumerism and their own individual priorities, Israelis care more
about the costs of occupation.”
Smith talks to Loop 21.com about "Wolf"
featured an interview with Ya’Ke Smith, filmmaker and UT Arlington
assistant professor of art and art history, about his new movie, “Wolf.”
The film exposes sex abuse in the church. "The title comes from
the analogy 'a wolf in sheep's clothing,'" Smith said. "The preacher is
hiding in this God-like clothing, coming off as a spiritual person who
is helping everyone, but he's lurking through the congregation, looking
for the weaklings. From his actions, he is also turning other boys into
wolves, promoting that cycle of abuse." Smith said he loves the church,
but the temple needs cleansing.
Mavs preps for first full season at College Park Center
Fox Sports Southwest.com
reported that the UT Arlington men’s basketball team opens its first
full season at College Park Center with the annual homecoming game
against Big 12 opponent Oklahoma on Friday, Nov. 16. The Sooners will be
making their first visit to the UT Arlington campus as the teams have
met five times previously in Norman.