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UTA In The News — Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

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Top 100 in nursing

UTA’s online graduate nursing program was ranked among the nation’s top 100 by U.S. News & World Report.

NASA intern

Cody Ground, a doctoral student in UTA’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has earned a Pathways internship with the Hypersonic Air-Breathing Propulsion Branch at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., Science Magazine reported.

Driverless technology

The City of Arlington was chosen as one of the test sites for driverless cars in part because of the UTA campus, which is a relatively closed course where cars do not go fast, KXAS NBC 5 reported.

Charter request

Paige Laserna, a UTA senior, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News story about DFW charter school families asking state lawmakers to boost funding. Laserna said her charter school prepared her to be successful at UTA.

Alum named CFO

Scott Johnson, who holds a UTA bachelor’s degree in accounting, has been appointed chief financial officer of United Real Estate Group, Satellite News and Contacto Latino reported.

Trump order impact

Allen Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed on KLIF 570 AM and WREC 600 AM in Memphis, Tenn., about President Trump’s executive order banning foreign nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. He said the Trump administration could have taken proactive steps to limit the number of future arrivals from these countries rather than preventing those who are legal residents from re-entering.