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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Emerging technology

A new partnership between The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries and Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth will mean new high-tech healthcare learning opportunities for pediatric patients, News Medical reported. Through an Emerging Technology Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region, UTA Libraries will be able to help children and their families explore health conditions and treatments using 3-D printers, 3-D scanners and microelectronics.

Credit card smart

WFAA's Good Morning Texas interviewed Emmanuel Morales-Camargo, director of the Financial Literacy program at UT Arlington, about which credit cards have the best rates and deals. Morales-Camargo also is an assistant professor in the UT Arlington College of Business' Department of Finance and Real Estate.

Alumna's star role

UT Arlington alum Dené Hill will star in PBS' JFK-LBJ: A Time for Greatness, The Dallas Morning News artsblog reported. In the informal question-and-answer with the blog, Hill said she honed her voice at UTA, which gave her the opportunity to live, work and travel as a professional opera singer, which then led to amazing opportunities, like performing in this film. 

Design elements

Downtown Salt Lake City streets with design elements such as ground-floor windows, outdoor dining, courtyards and distinct building features are drawing more pedestrians, according to a new study as outlined in a Salt Lake Tribune article. Shima Hamidi, an assistant professor in UT Arlington's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, is a co-author of the study.

Workers over 50

A new study that a UT Arlington researcher co-authored shows that workers over 50 have a more difficult time landing a job than other age groups, Next Avenue reported. Darla Hamann, an assistant professor in UT Arlington's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, and her co-authors looked at hundreds of psychological and economic studies for data on the relationship between age, job search and reemployment outcomes.

Graduate nursing program recognized

Value Colleges, an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, named UT Arlington as one of the Top 50 Best Value Master's of Science in Nursing programs of 2015, KYTX CBS 19 in Tyler, Texas, KTVN 2 in Reno, Nev.; KUSI 51 in San Diego and many other websites reported.

A higher ed calling

More pastors are seeking advanced higher education degrees, KAIT 8 in Trumann, Ark., WDAM 7 in Moselle, Miss., and many other websites reported. The article quoted Dr. Jimmy Mauldin, a minister who received his bachelor's degree from UT Arlington. He said his higher education taught him more about strategy and leadership.

Elite marching band

Drums rattled, trumpets blared and banners flew into the sky at as The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps rehearsed Monday at Harding High School, the Marion (Ohio) Star reported. The elite 115-member marching band, originally formed in 1937 in Madison, Wisc., is made up of young men ages 14 to 21 who are mostly music or music education majors. Drum major Eric Perry, a UT Arlington student, said the corps becomes your family after months together living and sweating in close quarters away from home.