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UTA In The News — Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Setting an example

Higher Ed Beta, an Inside Higher Ed blog, featured a post about the pedagogy of discovery that highlighted UT Arlington. Steven Mintz, executive director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning, wrote: “Technology gives the old idea of pen pals a fresh life. Now it is easy to connect multiple classrooms, using no-cost software, or to pair students across institutional boundaries, using voice as well as text. One of the most exciting examples I have seen paired a Russian literature classroom at The University of Texas at Arlington with a classroom in western Siberia. The students not only swapped ideas and interpretations of literary texts, but shared presentations about their communities."

Managing pain

The American Psychological Association published a special issue with nine articles on chronic pain. An APA study found that chronic pain relief is more likely when psychological science is involved. Robert Gatchel, a UT Arlington Distinguished Professor of Psychology and director of Excellence for the Study of Health and Chronic Illnesses, authored one of the articles on chronic pain management. Newswise.com and Innovations-Report.com also reported on the comprehensive review.

Revisiting history

About 300 sixth- through 12th-grade students from Tarrant County will display their history research projects at the University of Texas at Arlington during the Region 21 History Day, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram noted. The event, to be held March 1, is hosted by UT Arlington’s Honors College and history department.