Diversity on campus
The University of Texas at Arlington scored seventh highest in a
recent survey by U.S. News & World Report on diverse campuses, The Dallas Morning News’ Education Notes
column said. According to preliminary fall 2012 enrollment figures,
almost 54 percent of UT Arlington’s undergraduates identified themselves
as black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Pacific
Islander/Native Hawaiian or multiracial.
People news noted
Jonathan Campbell, a UT Arlington biology professor
known for traveling into the remotest regions of Central and South
America to catalogue biodiversity, and Jeff Jeter, UT Arlington’s new
director of legislative relations, were featured in this week’s People
section of the Fort Worth Business Press.
Campbell has received the 2012 Henry S. Fitch Award for Excellence in
Herpetology, a national honor given by the American Society of
Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Jeter will represent UT Arlington in
Austin and is former chief of staff and legislative director for state
Sen. Chris Harris (R-Arlington).
Teaching interprofessional cooperation
The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and School
of Social Work will use nearly $900,000 during the next three years to
fund research to improve connections between nurses and social workers
before they meet in the health care workplace, according to the website News-Medical.net.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and
Services Administration recently awarded an $862,532 Advanced Nursing
Education Grant to Judy LeFlore, a professor and interim associate dean
for research of the UT Arlington College of Nursing.
Nursing program expands
HCA Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio has launched a new
partnership with The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing
to increase the number of BSN-prepared nurses throughout Texas,
according to the Beaumont Enterprise
and other outlets. HCA Methodist will offer clinical assignments for
students in the University’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
program. The program features classroom content delivered online with
clinical experiences provided in partner hospitals supervised by UT
New eateries announced
The recently opened College Park development within The University of
Texas at Arlington campus will get two new eateries — Digg's Taco Shop
and Smiling Moose Deli, the Dallas Business Journal reported. The two new restaurants are expected to open this fall.