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UTA In The News — Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

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MAX launches

The Dallas Morning News interviewed Richard Green, former Arlington mayor and adjunct professor in the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, and Barbara Becker, professor and dean of the School of Urban and Public Affairs, about the first-ever public transportation pilot program for Arlington. The bus service, Metro Arlington Xpress (MAX), launches today at the southeast corner of Center Street and UTA Boulevard. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviewed UT Arlington students about the MAX. A different version of the story appeared in Sunday’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

MAX report includes UT Arlington adjunct professor

KDFW/Fox 4, WFAA/Channel 8 and other local television and radio stations reported on the transportation pilot project. WFAA’s Sunday 10 p.m. report included an interview with former Arlington mayor Richard Green, who is now an adjunct professor in the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs.

Move-In Day

Six hundred volunteers will help thousands of students move into their new residence halls or campus apartments at UT Arlington today where it is Move-In Day, KXAS/NBC 5 reported. The University will also host a cookout for the students and their parents later today.

Maverick Speakers Series

Five distinguished speakers who range from a noted neurosurgeon to a CNN anchor are scheduled as participants in The University of Texas at Arlington’s 2013-14 speaker series, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The Maverick Speakers Series opens Sept. 24 at Texas Hall with a lecture by immigration rights activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Vargas. The event is free and open to the public.

Semingson included in USA Today magazine feature

The USA Today Guide to Kids' Health magazine extensively quoted Peggy Semingson, UT Arlington assistant professor of curriculum and instruction. In a feature about ways that families can stick to a homework routine, Semingson said, "Schedule it on your calendar or phone," as you would any important appointment that must be kept. The summer/fall 2013 magazine goes on sale Tuesday, Aug. 20 at newsstands nationwide. It will also be available through the USA Today website in the premium publications section.

Cacola's research highlighted in Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Priscila Caçola, UT Arlington assistant professor of kinesiology, is the only Developmental Coordination Disorder researcher in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She has developed an approach to dealing with DCD by bringing children with the disorder together to her “Little Mavs Movement Academy” where they can participate in uniquely designed labs. To support her project, she is using Microryza, a crowd-funding platform where researchers can collect money for their projects.

Work by Poster and Mancini noted in EDUCAUSE Review

EDUCAUSE Review published a case study about online education access for nurses, which was written by past UT Arlington College of Nursing Dean Elizabeth Poster, Associate Dean and Professor Beth Mancini, and Darab Ganji of Academic Partnerships. AP partnered with UT Arlington to offer its online RN-to-BSN program.

Urban Gas Drilling

Uncommon Thought Journal reported on a study by researchers at UT Arlington that found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’s Barnett Shale. The piece originally appeared at ProPublica and included an interview with Brian Fontenot, a UT Arlington graduate with a doctorate in quantitative biology and lead on the new study.

Dallas Business Journal puts spotlight on Armstrong

The Dallas Business Journal Executive People on the Move noted that Daniel Armstrong, UT Arlington professor of chemistry and the Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, has been named to the American Chemical Society's 2013 Class of Fellows for his innovative achievements in the lab as well as his effective, engaging outreach projects.

Shape magazine mentions UT Arlington study

Shape magazine referenced a 2006 study by Michigan and UT Arlington researchers in a recent article about popular fitness programs. The study found that a six-week plyometric (jumping) regimen improved athletes’ agility compared to those who stayed flat-footed.

Casper study noted in PsychCentral

PsychCentral reported on a study conducted by Wendy Casper, UT Arlington assistant professor of management, that found that being single may have an unintended effect on a person’s work hours, job duties and responsibilities.