The Dallas Business Journal
featured an interview with UT Arlington College of Nursing Dean
Elizabeth Poster about the success and growth of the nursing program
during her time as dean. Poster recently announced plans to return to
teaching. The College of Nursing, which posted a fall enrollment of
nearly 8,000 students, had about 1,900 students when she took the dean's
job in 1995, she said. The demand for nurses will evolve based on the
economy, Poster said.
Help for PTSD
Alexa Smith-Osborne, associate professor of social work at UT Arlington, appeared on KTVT/CBS11
Monday to discuss the fatal shooting of retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle
and another man at a gun range this weekend and the arrest of another
veteran alleged to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
She said the public needs to understand that there are evidence-based
treatments available for veterans suffering from the condition.
Online programs bring benefits
Most public universities around the country are charging roughly the
same tuition for their booming online programs even though the costs are
typically far lower, according to a Bloomberg News
story that featured UT Arlington’s Academic Partnership degree
programs. The universities are using the revenue to offset state budget
cuts and pressure from governors and legislators to lower costs, the
TRIO director profiled
Lisa Thompson, director of the TRIO pre-college program at The University of Texas at Arlington, was featured in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram
profile. Thompson, a first-generation student, and her team recently
secured a $1.25 million grant to begin an Upward Bound program that
helps military veterans enroll in college. “Now I am able to help other
people who have dreams and aspirations. With these programs, we can help
them realize their potential and hone their skills,” Thompson said.
Spring 2013 enrollment at The University of Texas Arlington hit all-time high of 33,806 students, according to The Dallas Business Journal.
The continued growth was driven by gains in business, nursing,
engineering, science and social work compared with the same period last
Accounting research for CFOS
The chief executives and CFOs of companies accused of backdating
stock options for their top executives were likely to lose their jobs
and have trouble finding another one, according to a new study, the
website Accounting Today
said. The study’s coauthor was Jap Efendi, an assistant accounting
professor at The University of Texas at Arlington. The work appeared in
the current issue of the American Accounting Association journal The