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UTA In The News — Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Move-In Day

KRLD/1080 AM (CBS) reported on Move-In Day at UT Arlington. Among the volunteers helping new students move into campus housing was University President Vistasp Karbhari, who had some advice for incoming freshmen. “Don’t be scared of the rest of your life; reach out, grab it and understand that there’s nothing that you can’t do,” Karbhari said. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams also served as a volunteer for Move-In Day.

Getting students settled

KLIF/570 AM reported on Move-In Day at UT Arlington with a focus on the school’s collaboration with the city to make downtown Arlington more active. The report also noted the University’s housing efforts that aim to offer more dining and social options. “Learning from each other and having that integration that takes place between students very often teaches them far more than we could teach them in class,” Karbhari said.

Lending a helping hand

In its story about college students moving into residence halls, KTVT/CBS 11 reported that enrollment at UT Arlington is expected to top 52,000 this year, which includes campus-based and online programs.

STEM Academy

Univision Dallas/KUVN 23 reported on the new STEM Academy at Arlington’s Martin High School that is the result of a partnership between UT Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District.

UT Arlington a top college

A Houston Chronicle slideshow of top colleges in Texas included UT Arlington.

Mars mission chromotography

A ChromatographyOnline.com article noted the success of the 39th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and the 12th GCxGC Symposium held this summer in Fort Worth. The article said that among the outstanding lectures was one given by UT Arlington Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Sandy Dasgupta on the “Mars Mission Ion Chromatograph.”

MOOC cheating addressed

The Library Journal quoted George Siemens, executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Lab at UTA, in a post about an MIT and Harvard study that identifies a new method of cheating specific to Massive Open Online Courses. “This paper addresses a growing challenge as higher education digitizes: ensuring that the work that students do is their work,” said Siemens, who was not involved in the research.

Workout advice

A Dallas Morning News lifestyles feature on local health and fitness professionals included Meredith Decker, a clinical assistant professor and clinical educational coordinator in UT Arlington’s Kinesiology Department and assistant tennis team athletic trainer. On fitting workouts into her busy schedule, Decker said: “It’s always been a matter of finding out when I have time during each day and really pushing myself to stick to a routine and get that workout done.”

Exhibition featured

The Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on a new photo exhibit focused on professional wrestling at the UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections. “Ringside: Memories of World Class Championship Wrestling” features 30-plus photos, many of the famed Von Erichs, during the early 1980s at the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum.