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UTA In The News — Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

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High profile appointment

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Derrelynn Perryman to the Texas Criminal Justice Board, which oversees the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Police News reported. Perryman, who is the victim services coordinator for the Arlington Police Department, is an adjunct instructor in UT Arlington's School of Social Work and the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department.

Lessons learned

The Rock River Times in Illinois 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. The piece originally ran in The Conversation.

New Board of Directors member

Celeste Johnson, director of nursing, psychiatric services, at Parkland Health & Hospital System, was elected to the American Psychiatric Nurses Association board of directors, the Mesquite News and North Dallas Gazette reported. Johnson received her master's degree from UT Arlington.

Making sense of new laws

Nearly 700 laws will take effect Tuesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. However, many are superfluous, said Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science. “Many, if not most, of these new laws are unrecognizable to the general public. Should the Legislature get involved with issues like student truancy [and] when firecrackers can be purchased? Doubtful."

Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

Robert Caldwell, a doctoral student at The University of Texas at Arlington, was one of the many people returning to New Orleans to recognize the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastating effect on that part of the country, The Dallas Morning News reported. “It’s like going to a homecoming and a funeral at the same time,” said Caldwell of the return to his former home.

Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

The Bologna family reminisced about the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting their former New Orleans home, KEYE 42 in Austin reported. The Bolognas now call Austin home. One child, Ben, graduated from UT Arlington and now works as a graphic designer in Austin.

Scholarship winner

Ramiro Cazares, a UT Arlington student, was one of many students receiving a Kia Motors America and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities scholarship, Boston.comBioSpace and many other websites reported.