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UTA In The News — Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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UT Arlington is the right choice

UT Arlington nursing student Delonte Lynch was featured in a Dallas Morning News special section on choosing a college.  Lynch said he knew he wanted to be a nurse, but wasn't sure where to go. UT Arlington was the right size. "I wanted to know my professors," he said. "And there's a good mix of students here."

Social work dean honored

Scott Ryan, dean of The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work, has been named an American Council on Education fellow, according the Dallas Business Journal's Executive People on the Move. Dr. Ryan will spend the next academic year working with the leadership at host universities to learn about issues that he and UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo will identify this summer.

Physics professor nationally known

David Pile, senior editor of Nature Photonics, mentioned the work of UT Arlington's Samarendra Mohanty, an assistant physics professor, in his News and Views column in the magazine's April issue. Pile was discussing techniques for using light to control biological processes that were presented at SPIE Photonics West 2012 conference in January.

Scenes from 1940

Several newspapers – including The Los Angeles Times, Amarillo Globe-News and Omaha World-Herald - featured photos from the UT Arlington library’s collection accompanying a story from The Associated Press on the Monday release of information from the 1940 Census. The photos show a poster encouraging people to take part in the census, as well as scenes of 1940 from the Fort Worth stockyards, a football game and an ice-skating pond.

Car chargers on the rise

Pegasus News mentioned UT Arlington’s electric car-charging stations in a story about plans to add six stations at the University of North Texas. UTA outgrew their original infrastructure of one charging station and had to install two more stations due to demand.

Stopping abuse

KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed UT Arlington student Karla Aguilar as she gathered with others in Dallas at the Old Red Courthouse to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month. A former victim of abuse, Aguilar said getting the word out is the first step to helping more victims help themselves. “Regardless of what you’re going through, you have to speak up and make it happen for yourself."