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
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.