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UTA In The News — Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

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Hispanic nursing increase important

In a story about the importance of diversity and cultural competence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing summer report noted that at the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation, boosting recruitment and graduation of RNs of Hispanic background has been a priority for 20 years, given the paucity of Hispanic nurses relative to the state’s large Hispanic population.

Highway alternatives

The Center for Metropolitan Density in the UT Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs has developed three concrete, cost-neutral plans for tearing down Interstate 345, the elevated strip of highway that cleaves Deep Ellum from downtown Dallas, the Dallas Observer reported. For years, there’s been debate over what to do with the old connector. Of all the ideas, Michael Buckley, director of the Center, and his team at CAPPA are most excited about a park-covered tunnel plan that would create more than 40,000 jobs and add homes for more than 14,000 Dallas residents. The scenario would also generate more than $318 million in taxes downtown, more than covering the cost of the potential freeway removal and park.

Lessons for media educators

The Conversation featured an op-ed by Andrew Clark, an associate professor of broadcast communication at UT Arlington, about lessons for media educators following the on-air shootings of two Virginia journalists. “As we train future media professionals, we need to highlight even more the pressures that they will face in a newsroom and how they can cope with them. We’re not professional counselors, but we can talk through scenarios and increase awareness,” Clark wrote.

Attack analyzed

Telemundo Dallas/Channel 39 interviewed UT Arlington journalism students and Julian Rodriguez, a UT Arlington communication lecturer and news director of UTA News en Español, about the attack on two Virginia television journalists and the lessons the tragedy is teaching future journalists about the unpredictable nature of working in television news.

Conflict good for ratings

Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy quoted Julian Rodriguez, a UT Arlington communication lecturer and news director of UTA News en Español, in a piece about the news conference in which presidential candidate Donald Trump ordered Univision anchor Jorge Ramos to “go back to Univision.” Kennedy wrote that the dustup has been great for Univision’s viewing numbers. Rodriguez agreed, pointing out “every time Ramos has an exchange with Trump, his ratings go up.”

Golf coach clinches berth

The Dallas Morning News noted that UT Arlington golf coach Stuart Deane is one of 10 players to clinch a berth on the U.S. team for the PGA Cup. Deane is the first NTPGA member to qualify for the team since Perry Arthur in 1996. The U.S. team of PGA club professionals will play a team from Great Britain and Ireland at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., on Sept. 18-20.