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UTA In The News — Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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Nursing fellows

The American Academy of Nursing reported that it has selected 163 nurse leaders to be inducted as Academy fellows. UT Arlington’s Carolyn Cason, professor, and Joy Don Baker, clinical associate professor, will be inducted at a ceremony taking place during the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, on October 17th, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Small motor manufacturing

A UT Arlington project aimed at developing a manufacturing system that will autonomously prepare small motor sub-systems and assemble motor components was mentioned in a Design News article about Walmart’s efforts to buy-and-sell more U.S. made products. The UT Arlington project is funded by a grant from the Walmart Manufacturing Innovation Fund, which awarded $4 million last year to seven R&D institutions working on advanced manufacturing of textiles and injection molding technology.

Moritz chair announced

The University of Texas at Arlington named Mark Haykowsky the Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research, the Dallas Business Journal’s People on the Move column reported. The endowed chair was established through a gift from the Moritz family, founders of Moritz Dealerships in automotive sales.

Fracking study noted

The Times Union in Albany published an editorial in support of New York’s decision to formally ban fracking, citing a University of Texas at Arlington study that found elevated levels of metals and chemicals associated with fracking near public and private water wells throughout the Barnett Shale.

Planet convergence

Levent Gurdemir, director of the UT Arlington Planetarium, commented on the convergence of Jupiter and Venus for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Although the planets are actually very far apart, they appear to pass right over each other - something that won’t be seen again until 2065.

Theater Arts professor featured

Daniel Archibald, assistant professor and technical director in the UT Arlington Theatre Arts department, was featured in a article on innovative technology at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s 2015 Tech Expo. Archibald and the UT Arlington design team employed a "vaping" system like those in electronic cigarettes to make a smoking, light-up witch's staff for their production of “Into the Woods”.

UTA grad named top nurse administrator

Laurie Lewis has joined USMD Hospital in Arlington as chief nursing officer, Reuters reported. Lewis earned a master's degree in nursing administration and a master's degree in healthcare administration from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Planning manager named

Doug McDonald has been named comprehensive planning manager for the City of Plano Planning Department, the Plano Star-Courier reported.  McDonald is a graduate of both the master of public administration and master of city and regional planning programs from UT Arlington.