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UTA In The News — Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Licht Award for Excellence

Daisha Cipher, the associate director of UT Arlington’s Center for Nursing Research, was part of a research team that recently received the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine's Elizabeth and Sidney Licht Award for Excellence in Scientific Writing in Rehabilitation Medicine, For Nurses reported. The paper recognized was titled, “Effectiveness of Supported Employment for Veterans With Spinal Cord Injuries: Results From a Randomized Multisite Study.”

Honoring a son's memory

UT Arlington alumnus Roy D. Wilson has helped with baseball and softball facilities upgrades in honor of his son, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Wilson and his son, Justin, were huge fans. Justin died in an accident in 2010, and Wilson knew he wanted to support the team in a way that would honor his son’s memory.

Ensuring privacy in e-health records

Two UT Arlington researchers are leading a collaborative National Science Foundation project to protect personal, electronic healthcare data while ensuring that the anonymous records can be used for secondary analysis and improved health care, reported. Associate Professor Heng Huang and Professor Gautam Das, both of the UT Arlington Computer Science & Engineering Department, have teamed to develop the new computational model that will de-identify information in electronic health records.

All Aboard

The new Metro ArlingtonXpress bus has added a stop on Collins Street, just south of Andrews Street near AT&T Stadium and Rangers Ballpark, The Dallas Morning News reported. Launched in August, riders can travel between UT Arlington and the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort/DFW Airport station.

Science Week

The UT Arlington College of Science is celebrating Science Week Nov. 4-9 with a series of special speakers and alumni who are returning to their alma mater, BioNews Texas reported. Among the list of guest speaker are David Nygren, a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and  a pioneer of gas chromatography, and professor emeritus at Virginia Tech University, Harold McNair.

Musical Renaissance Man

World-renowned composer, conductor and performer Gunther Schuller will be a guest-in-residence at UT Arlington's Wind Symphony Nov. 16 in Irons Recital Hall, 700 Greek Row Blvd., in the Fine Arts Building, The Dallas Observer reported.

Election 2013 Takeaway

Election ballots about taxing the marijuana industry in Colorado shows interesting aspects of culture and society, the Christian Science Monitor reported. Ben Agger, director of the UT Arlington's Sociology Department's Center for Theory, said, “Coloradoans voted in a sin tax, which often accompanies legal soft drug and inebriant use. Prohibition was repealed during the Depression in part to reap the economic benefits of legal alcohol sales. Colorado shows yet again that weed and capitalism go hand in hand.”