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UTA In The News — Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Nursing leadership

Anne R. Bavier, UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation dean, was elected president of the National League for Nursing,, WALB News 10 in Albany, Ga., KLTV ABC 7 in Tyler, KUSI 18 in San Diego, KVUE Fox 8 in New Orleans and many other media outlets reported. Bavier will serve as the League’s president until 2017. In her inaugural address, Bavier emphasized her commitment to ensuring that nurse educators have access to the best resources, the most current research, the newest techniques and the encouragement needed to create the best teaching-learning environments.

Fact-checking claims by the candidates

Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington and Duke University presented a study that analyzed the veracity of statements made in a recent presidential debate, reported. In presenting Claimbuster, the paper calls for greater collaboration between computer scientists and journalists on the challenge of computational fact-checking. Claimbuster is the fact-checking program the researchers created.

Healing glove

University of Texas at Arlington and University of Washington researchers are developing a healing glove that delivers needed medicine to an injured hand and speeds up healing so that rehabilitation can start sooner, Medical Design Briefs reported. The flexible polymeric glove, dubbed the REHEAL Glove, is for treatment after hand trauma. The UT Arlington Research Institute will develop the glove and associated controls while the University of Washington will conduct a small pilot study.

Diversity ranking

The University of Texas at Arlington continues to rank as one of the most diverse campuses in the country, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report, as reported in, and many other media websites. The rankings are based on undergraduate enrollment at college campuses.