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UTA In The News — Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Choi to locate harmful algae through NSF/NIH grant

The National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation gave University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor Hyeok Choi a three-year, $561,730 grant to identify harmful algae in fresh and salt water so that water providers can take action to contain and curb the blooms, The Dallas Morning News reported. Sungyong Jung, a UT Arlington associate professor of electrical engineering, is partnering with Choi in the research.

UT Arlington senior loves diversity here

Andrew Maddox, a UT Arlington senior mechanical engineering senior from Cleburne, was featured in one of theDallas Morning News articles about students finding an academic home where they belong. "I found a fit at UT Arlington," said Maddox, who is a veteran and served two tours in Iraq. "I have a larger view of the world. My study group alone has students from Colombia, Kenya, Australia, Canada, Nigeria, China, Mexico, Russia and Iran. I seek out diversity."

Remmers says motivated students are most successful

Dawn Remmers, executive director of UT Arlington's University College, said the university encourages students not to skip class or depend solely on the textbook, in one of the Morning News articles. "We have support in place because we know that there are areas where they need help." In a differentMorning News article on college completion, Remmers said, the college path takes motivation and persistence. "It's not always the students who are the most intellectually capable who are completing college. It's those who are motivated and persist past barriers and difficult times."

College focus on completion

Colleges are putting more focus on graduation, not just admission, The Dallas Morning News reported in a special section it published in advance of the National Association for College Admission Counseling College Fair on April 8 at the Irving Convention Center. Soyla Santos, a UT Arlington academic adviser, was quoted in the lead article. “They need resources and advice because college can be overwhelming. It’s about finding the right major, the right classes and the right schedule for them to be successful.”