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UTA In The News — Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

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Nursing perspective on Affordable Care Act

A UT Arlington associate professor in the College of Nursing provided her perspective on the Affordable Care Act for the Dallas Business Journal’s DBJ Confidential. Maureen Courtney, a nurse practitioner in primary care settings for more than 20 years, said the key to the new law is shifting the nation’s health care system to a more preventive approach, which will provide a better quality of life and save money in the long run. “Treating them [patients] in the right setting is the best medicine and it is also the least expensive medicine,” Courtney said.

New technology to aid drug development, disease diagnosis

A team of scientists from UT Arlington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has figured out how to quantitatively observe cellular processes taking place on so-called “lab on a chip” devices in a silicon environment, R&D Magazine reported. The new technology will be useful in drug development as well as disease diagnosis, say researchers, which include Samarendra Mohanty, assistant professor of physics and head of the UT Arlington Biophysics and Physiology Lab. Additional co-authors include Bipin Joshi and Nelson Cardenas, also of UT Arlington.

NY Times story quoting English associate professor carried internationally

New Delhi TV website,, carried a New York Times article about technology and the classroom, for which UT Arlington Associate English Professor Cedrick May was interviewed. He explained how a pop quiz helped him discover that his students were not checking email.

Film associate professor gives preview of Dallas VideoFest

The Dallas Morning News noted that the 26th annual Dallas VideoFest is filled with child-friendly offerings and a chance to see and support the work of local youth in a variety of venues. Founded by Bart Weiss, artistic director and UT Arlington associate professor of art and art history, VideoFest is the oldest and largest video festival in the United States. Weiss also provided a glimpse of Expanded Cinema during a KERA Art & Seek interview.