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UTA In The News — Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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UT Arlington, 39 other public universities partner with Academic Partnerships' new initiative, MOOC2Degree

The New York Times noted that UT Arlington's College of Nursing is participating in Academic Partnerships' new massive open online course initiative, MOOC2Degree. Through the program, 40 public universities offer an introductory online course free and for credit to anyone worldwide, in the hope that those who pass will pay tuition to complete a degree program. The Chronicle of Higher EducationInside Higher EdForbes and Latino Student also reported this story. highlights work by Nguyen and UTSW colleague studying how to send drugs to lungs through nanotechnology

Kytai Nguyen, a UT Arlington associate bioengineering professor, has teamed with a UT Southwestern colleague to develop a nanoparticle drug delivery system that will help stimulate lung growth and function after partial lung removal or destructive lung disease, reported. Nguyen’s work will be underwritten by $440,000 of a $3.4 million National Institutes of Health grant.

Houston Chronicle interviews UT Arlington criminology chair about crime dip in Houston

Houston Chronicle story about a crime dip in Houston quoted Alex del Carmen, professor and chair of the UT Arlington Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. “It could also be that citizens are not reporting crime as much. It could also be that certain types of crimes are moving to other parts of the city or outside of the city,” he said. “It doesn’t necessarily mean that citizens in Houston are safer.”

The Texas Tribune's The Hot Seat to be hosted by UT Arlington

The Texas Tribune and The Dallas Morning News’ GuideLive noted that The Texas Tribune’s The Hot Seat will be hosted by UT Arlington at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25. The in-depth conversation about the 83rd legislative session will feature state Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington and state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-Fort Worth.