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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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A nursing breakthrough

The UT Arlington College of Nursing is using a distance simulation system to educate nurses at remote sites, KERA 90.1 FM's Breakthroughs series reported. Judy LeFlore, associate dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing, coordinates the remote-control distance simulation project with grant support from Pediatrix Medical Group. She watches the nurses from a split screen in her office, controlling everything that happens in a remote site.

Hoop dreams

UT Arlington has a Movin' Mavs women's wheelchair basketball team this year, KERA 90.1 FM reported. Rose Hollerman, one of the student leaders of the new team, was interviewed extensively in the piece.

A grant for innovation

UT Arlington has received a $229,214 grant from the Walmart Foundation to build a robotic small motors assembly and testing system that would cut the manufacturing costs of goods, allowing those goods to be produced in the United States that were formerly built overseas, Today’s Medical Developments reported. The Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Grant was part of an announcement of $4 million in awards to seven research and development institutions at the 2014 U.S. Manufacturing Summit in Denver made possible through the collaboration between Walmart, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Walmart Foundation.

Tiny windmills for power

A UT Arlington research associate and electrical engineering professor have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging and home energy generation where large windmills are not preferred, Solar Feeds, Encore and the Fort Myers (Fla.) Weekly reported. Smitha Rao, the research associate, and J.-C. Chiao, the electrical engineering professor, have designed the system.

Finding new moons

A new exomoon detection method discovered by UT Arlington physicists could expand potential habitable systems, Slashdot, [D+B]c News and reported. Zdzislaw Musielak, UT Arlington professor of physics in the College of Science, and Joaquin Noyola, a Ph.D. graduate student in Musielak’s research group, teamed up on the paper explaining the process.

Conversations to see

"Conversations," two art exhibits at the Nave Museum include hanging sculptures, oil work, carved wooden figures and large, mixed-media pieces, the Victoria (Texas) Advocate reported. The two exhibits are the work of Marilyn Jolly, a UT Arlington art associate professor, and Carlos Donjuan, a UT Arlington art lecturer. The exhibition, on display since mid-July, ends this week. The Advocate included a video of the exhibition on the website.

Nursing leader

Wrennah Gabbert, chair of Angelo State University’s Department of Nursing and director of the nursing program, has been named the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Chair in Nursing Excellence in ASU’s College of Health and Human Services, San Angelo Live reported. Gabbert received her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from UT Arlington. The endowed chair was established through a $1 million grant from the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation in Midland.