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UTA In The News — Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Helping military veterans become nurses

The government has awarded UT Arlington funding to educate returning military troops with medical experience to become civilian nurses, KDFW/Fox 4 reported. The goal is to fill a shortage of nurses around the world with veterans who need jobs. The broadcast report included interviews with Beth Mancini, associate dean of UT Arlington’s College of Nursing, and nursing student Hannah McGuire. A web version of the story appeared at

Renewed concerns about mental illness

KRLD/1080 AM (CBS Radio) interviewed Norman Cobb, associate professor in the UT Arlington School of Social Work, amid renewed concerns about the availability of help with mental illness after last week’s deadly shooting on Capitol Hill.

Lamster: Reverchon Park should be "better appreciated"

Mark Lamster, architecture critic of The Dallas Morning News and a professor in practice in UT Arlington's School of Architecture, wrote a column about Dallas’ Reverchon Park for GuideLive. He noted that the park has been restored to its 1930s grandeur and that it should be better appreciated, but there are good reasons why it’s not.

State of the Arts to include COLA's Stephen Lapthisophon

KERA’s Art & Seek reported on the season’s first installment of State of the Arts Oct. 10 at the Dallas Museum of Art. The event is featured by the DMA and Art & Seek, and it will feature three artists including Stephen Lapthisophon, senior lecturer in UT Arlington’s Department of Art and Art History.

Bullying research noted

WDAF/FOX 4 (Kansas City, Mo.) aired a KDAF/CW 33 story about anti-bullying programs in U.S. schools that show those programs may be having opposite of the intended effect. The piece included an interview with Seokjin Jeong, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, and lead author of the bullying study.