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UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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Nursing collaboration

Anne Bavier, who became dean of UT Arlington's College of Nursing on Aug. 1, is aiming to boost research efforts while expanding the college's international partnerships, D Healthcare reported.

Simulation education

Health care professionals across the country are turning to UT Arlington for life-saving training, KXAS/NBC 5 reported. The university is using new simulation technology to help them prepare and to educate future nurses for neonatal emergencies. Judy Leflore, associate dean for simulation and technology at UTA’s College of Nursing, said hospitals and medical management groups are constantly aware of the need for ongoing training

Research leader

Michael “Mickey” McCabe has been recruited to become executive director of the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute, the Dayton Daily News and Bloomberg Business Week reported. He is currently the vice president for research at the University of Dayton and executive director of the University of Dayton Research Institute.

Shelton book earns honorable mention

A book by Jason E. Shelton, associate professor of sociology at UT Arlington, received an honorable mention in the 2014 Distinguished Book Award competition, The Dallas Morning News reported. Shelton co-wrote Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions with Michael Emerson, co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.

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Art mentor

Stephen Lapthisophon, a UT Arlington visiting assistant professor of art, made the Dallas 40 list as an artist, D Magazine reported in its annual issue of what's best in Dallas. Over the past decade, Lapthisophon has been one of a number of artists and art professors in Dallas who have helped a younger generation of artists.

Industry partner

Walmart is using its size and buying power to fuel a “Made in the U.S.A.” movement that can generate jobs for Americans and spark an economic revival in local communities, Mass Market Retailers reported. Part of that effort was awarding several grants to research universities last month. UT Arlington received a Walmart grant to develop a novel manufacturing system that will autonomously prepare small motor subsystems and assemble the motor components.

Micro-windmill 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, Encore reported. Smitha Rao, the research associate, and J.-C. Chiao, the electrical engineering professor, have designed the system.

Middle East politics

Brent Sasley, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, wrote a Haaretz Magazine opinion piece about how despair won't advance the liberal Zionists' agenda.

Get out the vote

Coinciding with the Labor Day holiday and traditional beginning of the political season, Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry embarked on the General Election phase of the Vote Texas campaign, the Dallas Business Journal, the Austin Business Journal and several other websites reported. Her goal is to make sure all Texans have the information and resources they need to participate in upcoming elections. Berry began the Vote Texas College Campus Tour last week with visits to UT Arlington and several other universities.