Incubator to aid marketability
Accelerator TechFW and The University of Texas at Arlington announced
Monday a multi-year partnership to commercialize university research and
innovation, The Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Business Press
reported. Under the partnership, TechFW@UTA will offer training and
programs to UT Arlington’s faculty, staff and students. Carolyn Cason,
UT Arlington vice president for research, said in a statement that the
partnership will be an “important catalyst for helping the private
sector capitalize on UT Arlington innovation.”
Educators to convene at UTA for conference about MOOCs
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently gave The University of
Texas at Arlington a $97,200 grant to host a conference where educators
will discuss the effectiveness of online college courses, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. UT Arlington was selected to host “MOOCs and Emerging
Educational Models: Policy, Practice and Learning” a Dec. 5-6 conference
because of its strong presence in online learning.
Hollywood's interest in films about slavery, African Americans in the U.S.
Several television stations and entertainment websites – including Zimbio.com, KMBC/ABC 9 (Kansas City) and WPLG/ABC 10 (Miami)
- featured a CNN story that quoted Ya’Ke Smith, an assistant professor
of fine arts at UT Arlington and an independent filmmaker, on a trend in
Hollywood toward more movies about the black experience in America.
Smith cautioned against focusing solely on historical subject matter
instead of modern-day situations, saying he’d like to see a mix of “both
sides of the narrative.” He said: “We've come a long way, but we still
have a long way to go."
Art and Art History professor, chair recognized
Robert Hower, professor and chair of the UT Arlington Department of Art
& Art History, has been elected to the Commission on Accreditation
for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, according to
the Dallas Business Journal.
NASAD is the national accrediting body for the approximately 333
schools of art and design, primarily at the collegiate level, in the
Nursing student's scientific writing honored
The UT Arlington College of Nursing’s Daisha Cipher was part of a
research team that recently received the American Congress of
Rehabilitation Medicine’s Elizabeth and Sidney Licht Award for
Excellence in Scientific Writing in Rehabilitation Medicine, according
to the Dallas Business Journal. Cipher is Associate Director of Center for Nursing Research.
Controlling electricity use and costs
A blog on the Meeting of the Minds sustainable
building website featured a post by Meghna Tare, director of the UT
Arlington Office of Sustainability. Tare described the University’s use
of demand response initiatives to control electricity use and costs.
UTA Pep Rally brings out school spirit, cheer
The Dallas Morning News’ GuideLive
website featured a slideshow of a UT Arlington pep rally Friday The
Parks at Arlington mall. The basketball teams and coaches were on hand
to meet fans and sign autographs and the University’s marching band and
Gold Seal Program of Choice
A Fort Worth Business Press
story on efforts by Fort Worth school Superintendent Walter Dansby to
describe advances the district has recently made referenced a new Gold
Seal Program of Choice at Dunbar High School that teams school officials
with UT Arlington. The program is focused on urban development, the
Nursing students create legacy
The National Nursing for Public Health blog
noted efforts by UT Arlington College of Nursing students to promote a
piece of federal legislation called The National Nurse Act of 2013
through a Facebook page and visits to legislators. The assignment was
designed for them to create an effectual class legacy.