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UTA In The News — Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Robotic glove

A team from the UT Arlington Research Institute has developed a soft rehabilitation glove that will help patients regain use of their hands following a stroke, KIDY FOX (San Angelo, Texas), The Des Moines Register, KGW CBS (Portland, Ore.), WTSP NBC (Tampa Bay, Fla.), the Lansing State Journal and various other media outlets reported.

Bond package

State Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, praised lawmakers for approving a “long overdue” bond package with more than $3 million for construction projects at public universities statewide including The University of Texas at Arlington, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Turner was one of four local lawmakers to speak to local residents at a post-legislative session briefing.

Healthy snacking

The University of Texas at Arlington Student Congress Academic Affairs Committee passed a resolution to introduce healthy vending machines to campus, VendingMarketWatch.com reported. The resolution will be presented to the University Dining Committee after it is voted on at a general body meeting.

Pope Francis visit

Leo Lopez, a student at UT Arlington, was mentioned in a NorthTexasCatholic.org article about North Texans and the canonization of Junipero Serra by Pope Francis. Although Lopez was in class most of the day, he said he planned to watch recorded news coverage of the papal visit, saying, “I personally see him as someone I can relate to. He attracts people to the faith.”

Nursing excellence

First Choice Emergency Room has named Dr. Alexandre F. Migala as the medical director of its new Highland Village facility, Benzinga, KTRE ABC (Pollak, Texas), KLTV ABC (Tyler) and various other media outlets reported. Migala earned his undergraduate degree at UT Arlington.

Nursing excellence

Texas Sen. Kelly Hancock presented a proclamation to College of Nursing and Health Innovation faculty, staff and students this week in honor of the school’s prestigious recognition as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence. College Dean Anne Bavier is set to become president of the National League for Nursing next month.

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Executive appointments for alumni

Energy Manager Today reported on new executive appointments, including two alumni, at three regional energy operators. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has named Kenan Ogelman, who earned his master’s degree in economics from UT Arlington, as vice president of Commercial Operations, and Brad Jones, who earned his master's degree in Business Administration from UT Arlington, was named CEO of the New York Independent System Operator (NY-ISO).

WNBA to College Park Center

Tulsa Today reported on the Tulsa Shock’s last game in Oklahoma before the WNBA team moves to play home games at UT Arlington’s College Park Center.