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UTA In The News — Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

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CEO features President Spaniolo

UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo discusses challenges facing both students and administrators in higher education on the CEO program with host Lee Cullum tonight on KERA/Channel 13 at 7 p.m.

A changing language

Laurel Smith Stvan, associate professor of linguistics at The University of Texas at Arlington, was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor story about the new Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. The dictionary has added 150 words in its latest 2011 edition, including, “bromance” (a close, nonsexual friendship between men). “It's useful for speakers of any language to see that the word stock is always changing – new words are steadily adopted by users, and some old words drop out, too,” she said. "Some of them will likely drop from use before others, of course.”