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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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UT Arlington, Ilumno Network partner to offer new Spanish-language certificate programs in Latin America

CNBC and Yahoo! en Español reported that beginning in May, The University of Texas at Arlington will offer five certification programs to college students in Latin America, including a new Certificate in Public Health. The curricula will be delivered in Spanish, in partnership with Ilumno Network. "Our certification program in Public Health is specifically designed to be culturally relevant and address the health needs of the community in Latin America," said Elizabeth Poster, dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing. The Ilumno Network is composed of 10 higher education institutions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Paraguay and Peru, with more than 260,000 students and alumni. Several media outlets carried this story, including Yahoo! Finance en Español, Reuters, Sys-Con Media,, Financial Post, and IT

UT Arlington appoints Tulane senior administrator as Vice President for Information

The Fort Worth Business Press reported that The University of Texas at Arlington has appointed Jim Bradley, a senior technology administrator at Tulane University, as vice president for information technology and chief information officer. He succeeds Maurice Leatherbury, who is retiring after serving as vice president of IT and CIO since 2010. At UT Arlington, Bradley will lead a team of 146 staff members and manage a budget of $19 million.

Kepler's supernova came from young, metal-rich star, UT Arlington researcher finds

Space Daily and LabSpaces quoted Sangwook Park, UT Arlington professor of physics, in its story about new insights into Kepler’s supernova. Using X-ray imaging from the Suzaku satellite, scientists discovered that la supernovae contained much higher heavy metal content than the sun. “By better understanding them, we can fine-tune our knowledge of the universe beyond our galaxy and improve cosmological models that depend on those measurements,” Park said.