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UTA In The News — Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Expanding access to online programs

UT Arlington College of Nursing Dean Elizabeth Poster was quoted in a Inside Higher Ed story about Instructional Connections, a nonprofit firm that offers a pool of academic coaches to offer support to fast-growing online degree programs at public institutions. UT Arlington is one of nine universities who have signed on. Poster said many of the coaches UT Arlington hires through Instructional Connections are alumni or work in local hospitals. “Some of them are well-known to us,” she said. “This is their way of giving back.”

Remembering a visionary

University of Texas at Arlington history professor W. Marvin Dulaney, former executive director of the Avery Research Center in South Carolina, was quoted in a Post and Courier (Charleston) story about Robert Smalls. Smalls was remembered in Charleston this week for his daring escape from slavery during the Civil War. Historians said he also was an important and early visionary of civil rights. Smalls eventually served five terms as a South Carolina congressman during Reconstruction.

Student royalty

UT Arlington student Vivian Ta, the reigning Miss Texas United America 2011, was mentioned in the Frisco Enterprise. She will be making an appearance Saturday at the Butterfly Festival at Collin Creek Mall.