Quick test can help spot depressed teenagers, nursing researcher finds
A few minutes spent filling out a widely accepted mental health assessment in a health care provider’s waiting room could make a big difference for some teenagers suffering from depression, according to a new study from the College of Nursing.
Sharolyn Dihigo, a nurse practitioner and clinical assistant professor, examined available research to determine whether nurse practitioners and others in primary care settings should add a mental health screening to well visits for teenage patients.
She concluded that a simple paper test would be a reliable, quick way of determining whether the practitioner should refer a teen for mental health support.
“Getting teens treatment when they need it is essential and has potentially life-saving benefits,” says Dr. Dihigo, interim director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
The study appears in the May issue of Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, a new peer-reviewed, online journal by the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.
Read more about the teen depression screening.
Three UT Arlington kinesiology faculty earn national honors
Three kinesiology faculty members will be honored for their work in the field of athletic training at the June meeting of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Cynthia Trowbridge, an associate professor, is one 16 athletic trainers nationwide selected to receive the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. She is clinical education coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program.
Paul Krawietz, clinical assistant professor, is one of 54 selected for the Athletic Trainer Service Award. He is director of the Athletic Training Education Program.
Professor Louise Fincher, chair of the Kinesiology Department, will receive the Gail Weldon Award of Excellence.
Read more about the kinesiology faculty honors.
Flexible Summer Hours program begins Monday
UT Arlington again will offer the Flexible Summer Hours Program May 19-Aug. 8.
Participating employees work a compressed week of four 10-hour days with one day off during the work week.
Employees who wish to participate must have their manager's written approval of their flexible schedules before beginning the program. Schedules for non-exempt employees must include a minimum 30-minute lunch break.
Departments or employees who choose not to participate in the program will continue to work their regular schedules.
If you have questions about the program, contact Eunice Currie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2-7091.
Library services change in College of Business, School of Social Work
The Electronic Business Library and Social Work Electronic Library will close after Friday, May 16.
Although the electronic libraries will close, both academic units will identify new office space in their buildings for personalized reference and research assistance to faculty and students. Librarians will hold office hours, and services provided will include research workshops for students, consultations on measuring research impact, and support for copyright, publishing, and scholarly communication issues.
Visit the Subject Librarians website.
Faculty Commons coming to fourth floor of Central Library
A Faculty Commons area will be added to the fourth floor of the Central Library this summer. The area will include offices and meeting rooms for the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, which was launched in the spring by the Division of Faculty Affairs.
Lot 49 reserved for Special Olympics next week
Parking spaces in Lot 49 at Cooper and Mitchell streets will be reserved Wednesday-Thursday, May 21-22, and Saturday, May 24, for the Special Olympics 2014 Summer Games. The lot will close at midnight Wednesday, May 21.
Parking options include permit spaces in the surrounding parking lots. Contact Parking and Transportation Services at email@example.com or 2-3907.
Blackboard maintenance next weekend
Blackboard will be unavailable from 1 a.m. Saturday, May 24, until 2 a.m. Sunday, May 25, for critical system maintenance. Visit Blackboard System Maintenance for more information.
For questions, contact the Center for Distance Education.
Enjoy Texas Rangers games with discounted tickets
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni can enjoy selected Texas Rangers games with discounted tickets. Visit texasrangers.com/grouptickets, click on University of Texas at Arlington, and use the password GOMAVS to get your discounted tickets.
Summer schedule begins for 'MavWire'
MavWire moves to a summer schedule after this week. Keep up with campus activities throughout the summer every Thursday. The next issue is May 22. Twice weekly editions return Monday, Aug. 18, for the fall semester.
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Finding Income in Retirement Years Webinar. Register. Free. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 11. Office of Gift Planning, Department of Development.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Thursday, May 15
Gallery 76102: Second Nature Works by artists Vinh Thi Quang and Anh Ngoc Tran. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Gallery 76102, 1401 Jones St., Fort Worth. Fort Worth Center, Gallery 76102.
Exhibit: 'The Story of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker' A collection of 45 photographs of Cynthia Ann Parker and her son, Comanche chief Quanah Parker. Free. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through May 30, Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, History, UT Arlington Libraries.
Special Collections: The U.S.-Mexico War, 1846-1848 Attention on the “forgotten” U.S.-Mexico War through letters, diaries, daguerreotypes, sketches, maps, and other materials. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Aug. 30. UT Arlington Libraries, Special Collections.
Mindful Moments Learn mindfulness techniques to help deal effectively with stress. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Mondays, Room 310, Ransom Hall. Health Services.
Visual Resource Commons and Gallery The Jonathan A. Campbell and Tanya G. Dowdey African Art Collection is a multi-dimensional collection of 11th-20th century art and artifacts. Free. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.
Planetarium The spring schedule includes new shows Back to the Moon for Good, Exoplanets, and Molecularium, plus returning favorites Pink Floyd and Spacepark 360. Planetarium.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)