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UTA In The News — Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Smoking statistics

Zhiyong Yang, a UT Arlington associate professor of marketing, was featured in WalletHub’s recent study examining the financial cost of smoking by state. “My own research shows that parents and peers are the two major forces that affect child smoking,” Yang said. “State and local governments might benefit from targeting both children and their parents.”

Student nursing partners

Pasadena Independent School District announced the signing of an agreement, which establishes a partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas Arlington for a school-based student nursing clinical rotation, Your Houston News.com reported. Starting this fall, nursing students from each University, under the supervision of licensed school nurses at various Pasadena ISD schools, will enter the campuses as student nurses for a community health clinical rotation.

Community college partnership

During an interview with Bloomberg Business Radio, Joe May, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, mentioned UT Arlington and the role of community colleges in the Texas economy. “When we look at The University of Texas at Arlington, we see that almost 60 percent of the students have attended community college,” May said. “So clearly, that’s become a pathway for individuals to save money, get a high quality education, earn a four year degree and be able to pursue the career of their dreams.”

Corporate MOOCs

Elearning! published an article co-written by George Siemens, executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab at UT Arlington, that said the best corporate use of Massive Open Online Courses would be one that blends traditional teaching with social learning. The best-in-class corporate education creates a place where colleagues can connect, form networks and share ideas, said the article that originally appeared in Wired

UTA films featured

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram noted Experience Arlington Cinema, which will be held Friday evening at UT Arlington. The Arlington Film Society and the UTA Student Film/Video Organization will host the event. Six films from local filmmakers will be screened, including those from UTA film students and one by Ya’Ke Smith, the Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film at UT Arlington.

New Movin' Mavs recruit

The Houston Chronicle reported that Elkins senior Fabian Romo earlier this month signed a national letter of intent to play for the Movin’ Mavs, the national championship winning wheelchair basketball team at UT Arlington. Romo plans to major in biomedical engineering so he can one day design and build prosthetic legs for young children who are born with defects similar to his.