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UTA In The News — Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

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Reducing risks

A collaboration that UT Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation and College of Engineering have with Christian Care Senior Living Communities has yielded a “smart” apartment that could change the face of healthcare, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, KXAS NBC 5, WFAA Channel 8 and KTVT CBS 11 reported. Inside the new “smart care” apartment at the company’s Lakewood Village Senior Living Community in east Fort Worth, tiny sensors embedded under the tile send information about the walker’s overall activity, as well as changes in balance, gait and weight, wirelessly to a bay of computers in an adjacent room. Other technological amenities are aimed at keeping people being more independent longer.

National Teacher of the Year

Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, shared some of her successes with The Texas Tribune in a wide-ranging question-and-answer interview. Peeples, who earned her master's degree from UT Arlington, was honored by President Obama late last month.

Math whiz

Marcie Tiraphatna, a 15-year-old mathematics student, is just days away from receiving her bachelor's degree in mathematics from The University of Texas at Arlington, WRBW My 65 in Lake Mary, Fla., reported. The story originally ran on KDFW Fox 4.

UTA alumnus named associate principal at architectural firm

Casey Carlton was named associate principal of Ascension Group Architects, Briefing Wire and FYI Denton reported. Carlton earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from UT Arlington. He also is an Alpha Rho Chi Award recipient. Ascension is an Arlington-based architectural firm that specializes in health-care facilities.

North Texas earthquake

The federal earthquake monitoring agency reported a magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook Johnson and southern Tarrant counties Thursday evening, the biggest quake ever recorded in North Texas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. On the Star-Telegram's Facebook page, many students at UT Arlington and Texas Wesleyan University reported feeling it. There were no reports of serious damage or injury by 9 p.m.