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UTA In The News — Monday, October 19, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

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New Department of Education grant

The University of Texas at Arlington is receiving a $2.62 million federal grant to help non-traditional students graduate, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in a front-page story today. UTA was the only four-year institution in North Texas to be awarded a share of the overall $51 million grant. The grant will establish the IDEAS Center — Innovation, Diversity, Excellence, Access and Success — that will help mentor and counsel students in their pursuit of a college degree. also published the Star-Telegram story.

Healing, rehab gloves

The UTA Research Institute has developed two prototype gloves to heal hands faster, KRIV Fox 26 in Houston, KIDY Fox 19 in San Angelo, KSTU Fox 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Fox 9 in Boise, Idaho, reported. The Rehab Glove improves hand function after stroke or surgery and the ReHeal Glove delivers topical therapies to severely burned hands. The story originally aired on KTVT/CBS 11.

Study on why people stop treatment

A research study shows why many people stop cognitive behavioral therapy before the end of the recommended course of treatment, reported. Adwait Khare, associate professor of marketing at The University of Texas at Arlington, was one of the co-authors.

After-hours emails

Employees who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not, and that can interfere with their personal lives, a new study from a management researcher at The University of Texas Arlington shows, Supervisor Skills reported.

Relationship study

Eric Russell, a UTA doctoral student in experimental psychology, is studying the relationships between straight women and gay men, the Dallas Voice reported in a profile on Russell and his work.

Bobadilla honored

Hispanic 100 honored UTA's Michele Bobadilla with the Latina Living Legend award, Dallas-based reported. Bobadilla is senior associate vice president for Outreach Services & Community Engagement and assistant provost for Hispanic Student Success.

Arlington seen as embracing LGBT

The nation's 50th largest city, Arlington, is embracing the LGBT community, the Dallas Voice reported. Some people point to a 2012 date when UTA hosted a White House LBGT Conference on Safe Schools and Communities as a starting point of the movement. Then-Attorney General Eric Holder was the keynote speaker for the event the city helped host.

Alumni honors

Alumna Shanna Peeples worked as a disc jockey, medical assistant, pet sitter, and journalist before finding her true calling as a teacher. Now she’s representing the nation’s 3 million educators as the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, America’s oldest and most prestigious honor of its kind, bestowed by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Peeples teaches English at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo. She earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 2013 through the UTA College of Education. Gov. Greg Abbott recently honored Peeples at the Texas Governor’s Mansion.


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