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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. and 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.