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UTA In The News — Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Application for education

One News, the San Antonio Express-News and Virtual-Strategy Magazine reported on the Civitas Learning competition held in Austin recently that gave college students just 24 hours to develop apps that improve student learning and outcomes and that directly impact student success. Students from Pennsylvania State University took first place. Outstanding students from The University of Texas at Arlington also thrived in the hackathon environment and demoed apps designed to connect students to organizations on campus, and another that leveraged location technologies to find and manage study groups.

The Green Life

UT Arlington is among 87 colleges and universities recognized by myActions for green and compassionate student activity. According to of Lincoln, Neb., of Burlington, Vt., and other media outlets, myActions is the leading student-powered college network for sharing sustainable and socially responsible actions.

Remembering a leader of the Chicano Movement

The Final Call interviewed José Ángel Gutiérrez, attorney and UT Arlington professor of political science, about remembering the life and legacy of revolutionary freedom fighter Reies López Tijerina. “Reies was very far reaching in terms of coalitions,” said Gutiérrez, who along with Tijerina and two other leaders became known as the “Four Horsemen” of the Chicano Movement.

Zipcar arrives at UTA reported on the new car-sharing program that launched this month at UT Arlington. In two hours, 100 students signed up for Zipcar, which fits well with the University’s efforts to create a greener campus with less traffic. The story originally appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Sibling relationships

Several university studies say that sibling relationships are the longest lasting and most important of a person's life, Huffington Post reported. One of those studies was from UT Arlington. It said that opposite gender siblings are at an advantage when interacting with the opposite sex while growing up.

Immigration plans

North Texas immigration advocates said unauthorized immigrants should continue to prepare for relief despite an injunction issued Tuesday that blocks President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Plans at UT Arlington, where students have had four workshops, also are expected to stay on track.