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UTA In The News — Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

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Growth near College Park District

CBS 11 KTVT reported about UT Arlington's explosive growth in the College Park area on the eastern edge of campus. The city of Arlington is considering plans from private developers for the demolition of old apartment complexes east and west of campus and the construction of new, higher density apartments. But members of the Heart of Arlington Neighborhood Association don't like that kind of development in the area. The story also ran on the CBS 11/KRLD website.

International student enrollment

A National Foundation for American Policy report says that international student enrollment plays a critical role in sustaining quality science, technology, engineering and math graduate programs in U.S. universities, Inside Higher Ed reported. The report showed that 93 percent of UT Arlington's electrical engineering graduate students are international. “To some extent this reflects some of what’s going on in our society within the U.S. in terms of trying to push for more interest in STEM fields,” said Jonathan Bredow, professor and chair of the electrical engineering department at UT Arlington.

Professor honored

Beverly Black, UT Arlington School of Social Work professor, has been chosen as Best Reviewer for 2013 in the Journal of Social Work Education, the Dallas Business Journal reported. The criteria for choosing the Best Reviewer includes exceptional service in responsiveness to requests for review, timeliness in submitting completed reviews and quality of written reviews.

Cyberbullying research

Bezinga and Red Orbit reported on research by UT Arlington Education Associate Professor Jiyoon Yoon that examined cyberbullying at the collegiate level. “We hope our study will lead universities to ask themselves 'What does the university do to help minimize cyberbullying in academe?'”

Kinesiology graduate debuts as lead coach for Dallas Mavericks

Kaleb Canales, a UT Arlington kinesiology graduate, made his debut as the Dallas Mavericks lead assistant coach in the NBA's summer league, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. After serving a season as an assistant coach at UT Arlington, Canales was an assistant coach with Portland from 2008 through this past season. He lost out last summer in a bid to be the Blazers’ head coach to former Mavs assistant coach Terry Stotts.

The Campbell-Dowdy African Art Collection

UT Arlington is among seven Texas institutions that have been awarded a mini-grant from the NMC’s Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts, Bezinga and other media reported. UT Arlington’s award will support the development of The Campbell-Dowdy African Art Collection website, giving the collection a responsive online presence that will provide educational information and raise awareness to attract prospective donors.