A story profiling Todd Castoe and Matthew Fujita, two UT Arlington
assistant professors of biology, and their research into vertebrate
genomes appeared on the websites of the Miami Herald, the Kansas City Star, the Charlotte Observer
and several other McClatchy newspapers. The men 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. The story originally appeared in the Fort Worth
Language learners connected
University of Texas at San Antonio and University of Texas at
Arlington students will be able to enroll in new language classes in
Portuguese, Russian and Japanese thanks to a $204,903 University of
Texas Systems grant, according to the San Antonio Business Journal and the San Antonio Express News. Starting this fall, the two schools will use Blackboard Learn to deliver the courses either live or in synchronous sessions.
UT Arlington will host a conference later this year where findings
from the MOOC Research Initiative will be unveiled, the website Hack Education
reported. The MOOC Research Initiative is funded by the Gates
Foundation and administered through Athabasca University. It is awarding
grants that range from $10,000 to $25,000 each.
New testing approved
University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of political science Allan Saxe was featured in a KTVT/CBS 11
story about a new law that requires people receiving unemployment to be
tested for illegal drugs. “In our society today there are so many
conditions … This is just part of it,” Saxe said.