UTA In The News — Monday, May 9, 2022

Monday, May 09, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

$2 million for T3

For the past two years, JPMorgan Chase has contributed $2 million to the Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership, the Dallas Business Journal and Fort Worth Business Press reported. The T3 Partnership was launched in 2020 and aims to create pathways for students to pursue post-secondary credentials and develop the skills needed to be successful in the workforce. The University of Texas at Arlington and the T3 partnership serve Fort Worth ISD students by offering personalized guidance and programming throughout high school and into college, helping them achieve their academic goals.

Tiny & endangered

Six new species of miniature frog have been discovered in Mexico by researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Cambridge, and London's Natural History Museum, CNN reported. At just 15 mm long when fully grown, all six species are smaller than a penny (around 19 mm in diameter). The discovery is published this month in the journal Herpetological Monographs.

School Board Elections

New political action committees are playing bigger financial roles in North Texas school board elections, the Texas Tribune reported. In Tarrant County, conservative PACs animated about the idea of teaching about race and sexuality are flooding school board races with hundreds of thousands of dollars. While the amount of money being spent on local school board races is a sharp departure from convention, Rebecca Deen, UTA associate professor of political science, said it’s not unexpected.

Healthy habits for cancer survivors

New UTA research aims to inspire healthy habits in cancer survivors, Targeted News Service reported. Led by Liao Yue, assistant professor in kinesiology in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and in collaboration with clinicians from UT Southwestern Medical Center, a new three-year study will explore whether personalized biological feedback through data gathered with wearable technology will motivate cancer survivors to lead more active lifestyles. The research team will track the glucose levels and daily activity of 25 participants using a continuous glucose monitor and Fitbit activity tracker. Liao and her team will turn that data into customized text messages sent to participants multiple times a week.