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UTA In The News — Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

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Digitizing disability history

The Dallas Morning News reported that The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries received a $25,000 TexTreasures grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to digitize and publish disability history relating to UT Arlington and Texas.

Smarter care for seniors

UT Arlington researchers are using technology to monitor and evaluate residents of Lakewood Village Senior Living Community, reported. The “SmartCare” apartment includes floor sensors, smart appliances, and other technology to aid in healthcare solutions.

Incomplete treatment

UT Arlington and University of Houston researchers have found that patients who improve quickly are more likely to drop out of cognitive behavioral therapy before completing treatment, losing the potential for future benefit, reported.

Woods honored

The Frederick Press-Leader reported that Bob Woods, professor in the UT Arlington Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, is one of four alumni designated by Frederick High School as “Honored Sons of the City.” The alumni are being recognized for their small, focused initiatives aimed at bettering students, including the distribution of over $50,000 in scholarships.

Alumnus profiled

UT Arlington alumnus and Grand Prairie ISD board member David Espinosa was profiled by El Hispano News. Espinosa earned a bachelor’s degree in political science while at UT Arlington.

Alumnus honored

The McLennan Community College Foundation presented Danny Uptmore with a Distinguished Alumnus award during its annual Scholarship, Alumni and Donor Recognition Ceremony, reported. Uptmore earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1973.

Writing inspiration

UT Arlington alumnae and author Paige Weaver participated in a Q&A discussing what inspired her to write, living in Texas and following her dreams.