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UTA In The News — Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

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New hope for arthritis

UTA enzyme research that opens doors to developing new inhibitors for arthritis was published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Phys.org reported. Clay Clark, chair of the UTA Department of Biology, led the project.

Analyzing the need for Latino nurses

UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation Dean Anne Bavier’s bi-monthly column was published in D Healthcare Daily. She explained the importance of having more Latino registered nurses.

Israel's mirror

Foreign Affairs magazine published an essay by UTA Associate Professor of Political Science Brent E. Sasley that examined the legacy of late Israeli President Shimon Peres. He was also interviewed on the BBC for a program that was distributed on many radio stations, including KNOW 91.1 FM in Minneapolis.

A new look at literature

A Vogue magazine article about a UT San Antonio English class focusing on singer Beyonce' noted a class about entertainer and businessman Jay Z that was taught by Kenton Rambsy, a UTA assistant professor of African-American literature and digital humanities.

Bilingual education

Luis Rosado, director of UTA’s Center for Bilingual and ESL Education, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News story about the sharp drop of bilingual educators in Texas.

Digitizing anger

A team of experts from UTA is working to combat domestic violence in an unexpected way, Fort Worth magazine reported. The cross-collaborative effort integrates researchers from the Colleges of Engineering, Science, Education and School of Social Work.

Intern turns reporter

KERA 90.1 FM’s “All Things Considered” featured a story about First Monday Trade Days in Canton that was reported and produced by Javier Giribet-Vargas, a KERA intern and UTA senior. First Monday Trade Days is a 166-year-old tradition that attracts thousands of vendors and artists from around the country every month looking to sell or find antiques. Giribet-Vargas graduates in December with a broadcast communication degree.

Student's tweet goes viral

BuzzFeed, The Star-Telegram, WFAA/Channel 8, Perez Hilton, Daily Mail (UK) and numerous other outlets posted stories about Andrew Nguyen, a UTA freshman nursing major who traded his sweat pants for his female friend’s shorts so she could take a quiz. Nguyen’s photos went viral on social media. 

Presidential debate

UTA Associate Professor of Political Science Allan Saxe was interviewed on KXAS/NBC 5 about last Monday’s presidential debate. He was also interviewed about early voting for a news story that appeared on KFDA/Channel 10 in Amarillo.

Presidential candidates

Rebecca Deen, associate professor and chair of the UTA Department of Political Science, was interviewed in a Star-Telegram article about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the women central to the presidential race.