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UTA In The News — Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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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 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 Arlington faculty.

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.