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UTA In The News — Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

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Innovation to creation

Innovation Day at The University of Texas at Arlington showcased a range of technologies designed by faculty and students, WFAA ABC 8, CW 33 KDAF and Fort Worth Business reported. The event also featured speakers talking about how to move innovation to the marketplace. High school and college student teams also competed in a contest showcasing their homemade inventions.

Fellow of the American Physical Society

University of Texas at Arlington physics professor Kaushik De has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in developing cloud computing architectures that enabled global collaboration and big data analysis on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, the Dallas Business Journal reported.

Insider threat protection research

Cybersecurity experts from State University of New York at Buffalo and The University of Texas at Arlington have concluded the first phase of research around insider threat protection under an almost $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, reported. Jingguo Wang, UTA information systems and operations management professor, and H. Raghav Rao, a management science and systems professor at SUNY-Buffalo, said there is a need for insider threat solutions because most cybersecurity technology is aimed at external threats.

Expert nursing insight

Projects with federal backing are addressing the demand for a skilled nursing workforce to deliver individualized, humanistic and competent care to older adults in non-acute care settings like community-based ambulatory clinics, long-term care facilities and at home, WLTZ NBC 38 in Columbus, Ga., WAVE 3 NBC in Louisville, Ky., and several other media sites reported. National League for Nursing President Anne Bavier, dean of UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation, said, “Like the Retirement Research Foundation, the NLN and PHI are committed to transform the care of older adults. We anticipate great success in helping PN educators graduate a more confident workforce with knowledge and skills that align with current practices.”

Bavier installed as NLN president

Anne R. Bavier, UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation dean, was elected president of the National League for Nursing WFIE 14 in Evansville, Ind., and several other media sites 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.

Texas PTA members to hear from UTA alumnus

Kyle Ward, the executive director of the Texas PTA, will speak with local PTA members and education groups Nov. 10 during a visit at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas, the Burleson Star reported. Ward earned a UTA bachelor's degree in communications.