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UT Arlington In The News - Friday, June 14, 2013

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Friday, June 14, 2013

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Spotlight on genome work

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram profiled Todd Castoe and Matthew Fujita, two UT Arlington assistant professors of biology who were among nearly 60 co-authors on recent research that mapped the genome of the Western painted turtle. The story noted that as UT Arlington makes a push for Tier One research status, attracting top-notch faculty members and giving them cutting-edge technology to do their work are among the top priorities. Further study of the turtle genome, as well as other species, could yield clues related to human health and well-being.

MOOC on the way

The website Black Enterprise mentioned the MOOC2Degree program that Dallas-based Academic Partnerships is starting at several of their partner universities, including UT Arlington. Announced earlier this year, the new initiative will allow students to earn credits for one course taken for free online.

Psychology professor recognized

Robert Gatchel, who holds the Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology at UT Arlington, has received the 2013 Dallas Psychological Association’s Distinguished Psychologist Award, according to D Healthcare Daily. The award, presented in May in Dallas, recognized Gatchel for his years of contributions to the psychological community as well as his mentorship of graduate students.

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