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UTA In The News — Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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"Campus Carry" moves forward

Steamrolling Democratic objections and amendments, Republicans in the Texas Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill allowing concealed handguns to be carried into public college and university buildings, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Known as campus carry, Senate Bill 11 was approved on a 20-11 party-line vote and is expected to go to the House for a final vote Thursday, The Dallas Morning News reported. KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed UT Arlington students for its story about the campus carry bill.

Future of the Israeli left

Vox talked to Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, on the future of the Israeli left after this week’s elections that resulted in victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "I wouldn't call Labor that traditional Jewish political left anymore... It is the center, and it's moved in many ways closer to the right, particularly on the peace process," said Sasley, who was also quoted in International Business Times and International Business Times Canada articles on Israel’s election.   

Bavier makes list of most influential nursing deans

Mometrix Test Preparation blog, Mometrix, named Anne Bavier, dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation, No. 23 on its list of The 30 Most Influential Deans of Nursing in the United States. Mometrix devised a system in which points were awarded to each dean based on a wide variety of data, including awards, ‘Top 10’ rankings, National Institutes of Health funding, National Council Licensure Examination passing percentage, and much more.

Building solutions

Inc. Magazine included UT Arlington doctoral student Raheem Bello in its look at three young entrepreneurs who built solutions after encountering real problems. A power outage in his hometown in Nigeria led Bello to co-found Afthon, a company that is increasing the efficiency of combustion engines by leveraging a supersonic combustion process. He’s starting by developing solar generators. Bello is pursuing his PhD in aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering at UTA.