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UTA In The News — Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Physical resume still relevant

Linda Wilson, director of UT Arlington's Career Center, discussed methods for getting your resume noticed – including using action verbs and including clear professional accomplishments - on WFAA/ABC 8's Good Morning Texas Wednesday. Even in today’s digital world, “the physical resume is still relevant,” she said. Her tips were also featured on the station’s website.

Tracing evolution

UT Arlington assistant professor of biology Todd Castoe was featured in a Science story on evidence other researchers found of convergent evolution between bats and dolphins - wherein very distantly related organisms wind up looking alike or having similar skills and traits. “I’m pretty convinced they are finding something real, and it’s really exciting [and] pretty important,” said Castoe.

Growing Christian films

Several media outlets across the U.S., including, The Kansas City Star and The Sacramento Bee, featured a story in which UT Arlington assistant professor of art and art history Ya’Ke Smith talked about the growing number of Christian filmmakers shooting their movies in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. “Faith-based companies can directly tap into that audience because [the audience] is here,” said Smith, noting the presence of mega-churches and pastors like T. D. Jakes. The story originally ran in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Repairing waterways

A team of University of Texas at Arlington biologists working with the U.S. Geological Survey has found that watershed wetlands can serve as a natural source for the improvement of streams polluted by acid rain, the website Science Newsline reported. The group was led by associate professor of biology Sophia Passy. Their work appeared in the September issue of the journal Global Change Biology.

Triumph on the court

Logan Shaw, a UT Arlington student and a member of the Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team, was featured in the fall 2013 issue of Leaders in Care (page 5), a magazine published by Shriners Hospitals for Children. Shaw, who suffered a spinal cord injury at 13, said: “You must stay positive and understand that people [with disabilities] can do anything that able-bodied individuals can.”

Election politics

Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News story about Republicans running for state jobs uniting against a San Antonio measure to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “It’s a big election year. Abortion is in the air. And gay rights is another big one,” he said.