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UTA In The News — Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

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The Texas Society of Architects is honoring UT Arlington Architecture Dean Don Gatzke with its 2014 Honor Award, the Fort Worth Business Press and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The award will be presented at the organization’s 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo in November.

The UT Arlington College of Nursing is using a distance simulation system to educate nurses at remote sites about neonatal, pediatric medicine and related specialties, Hispanic Business and Contacto Latino 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.

Kevin Sloan, a UT Arlington School of Architecture professor in practice, highlighted three landscape architecture projects he has worked on at the World Landscape Architect website. Sloan explained the design decisions and inspiration behind three of his landscaping and building projects. The projects are Addison’s Vitruvian Park, the Dallas Urban Reserve and Airfield Falls in Tarrant County.

Brent Sasley, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, cited Hamas military degradation as one of the chief reasons Israel has won the most recent Gaza war in an op-ed piece for Forward.

Colleen Fitzgerald, UT Arlington professor of linguistics and director of the Native American Languages Lab, urged Congress to approve two vitally important bills necessary to preserving Native American languages in a Huffington Post opinion piece.  Fitzgerald wrote that "language is essential to our humanity, fundamental for expressing culture and encoding traditional knowledge."

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, the Anchorage Press reported. Smitha Rao, the research associate, and J.-C. Chiao, the electrical engineering professor, designed the system.