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UTA In The News — Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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A seamless path to a bachelor's degree

A new partnership between The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and more than a dozen Texas community colleges that will give nursing students graduating with an associate degree a seamless path to earning a bachelor's degree, according to The Professional Nursing Pathways Program provides community college nursing students access to course plans designed for quick entry into UT Arlington's RN-to-BSN program. By taking certain courses, students can begin the RN-to-BSN program about 60 days after graduating with an ADN.

Recognized for sustainability

The websites Landscape Management and BioCycle World  reported that UT Arlington’s Green at College Park was one of the first three projects worldwide to be certified by the Sustainable Sites Initiative, or SITES. SITES is a partnership of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden. It was created to fill a need for guidelines and recognition of green landscapes based on their planning, design, construction and maintenance.

WorldQuest is coming

The World Affairs Council will present its eighth annual Academic WorldQuest competition from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at The University of Texas at Arlington, The Dallas Morning News said. Eighty-six teams from 34 schools will compete, facing a range of questions on international affairs. The winning team advances to the National WorldQuest competition in Washington, D.C.