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UTA In The News — Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

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Biomask aims to improve burn treatment outcomes

It’s estimated that 85 percent of injuries to our armed forces in the field cause damage to the extremities or the face, the Atlantic reported. A new project called Biomask, a collaboration between engineers at The University of Texas at Arlington; Northwestern University regenerative medicine specialists; leaders in burn treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center; and Army Institute of Surgical Research consultants seek to improve burn treatment outcomes with the latest in medical electronics and regenerative medicine. KIAH-TV Houston’s website,, published the broadcast report on the Biomask produced by KDAF/CW 33.

College of Nursing helping to make dreams come true

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing begins a second decade of celebrating scholarship donors at the 11th edition of the Dream Makers Scholarship Luncheon on March 5 at the E.H. Hereford University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Elizabeth Poster, dean of the college, makes sure that donors can connect with students receiving scholarships by seating them together during the luncheon. Contributors always leave this event on a high note after getting acquainted with the students and learning firsthand about their career plans. “The College of Nursing has been stepping up to the plate to offer practicing nurses new career options based on education such as a BSN for those with associate degrees as well as master’s and doctoral degrees,” Poster said.

UT Arlington among nation's top universities partnering with African universities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine extensively quoted Alusine Jalloh, associate professor of history and founding director of the Africa Program at UT Arlington, in a story that focused on U.S. institutions of higher education that partner with African universities. UT Arlington established a social work program at Fourah Bay University in Sierra Leone. “All the major universities in the U.S. that I know of have some collaboration with Africa from an academic point of view,” Jalloh said. “Africa is an emerging market in the global economy. I think it would be foolhardy for us to ignore a whole continent like Africa in our international outreach efforts.” The article also featured: Dartmouth University’s medical school, Michigan State University, Oklahoma State University, Indiana University, Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Consortium

The Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Consortium, an effort spearheaded by 15 corporate and government partners including the city of Arlington and The University of Texas at Arlington, will be formally launched Feb. 27, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sky Talk blog reported. The effort is an outgrowth of the Arlington Police Department’s recent efforts to explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles over densely populated urban areas.

Dallas Business Journal Q&A

The Dallas Business Journal’s Q&A focused on Deborreh Wallace, customer relations manager for the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, or TMAC, which is housed in The University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering. Wallace is also chairwoman of the Manufacturers Association of North Texas.

Army ROTC Hall of Honor

Lt. Col. Barbara Vogl, U.S. Army (Retired) was one of three distinguished alumni inducted in to The University of Texas at Arlington, in the Army ROTC Hall of Honor on Feb. 11 before more than 250 attendees, including three general officers, The Gilmer Mirror reported. Lt. Col. Vogl was the first woman graduated from then Arlington State College to be commissioned as an Army officer. The Hall of Honor ceremonies were part of UT Arlington’s homecoming week.