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UTA In The News — Monday, December 21, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

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Star Award finalist

Fort Worth Business reported that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board named The University of Texas at Arlington’s Pathways to College Access and Career Readiness Program one of seven finalists for its Star Awards in recognition of the program’s efforts to increase student participation and success in higher education, excellence in programs and services, and research development and expansion.

Texan of the Year finalist

Shanna Peeples, an English teacher and 2015 National Teacher of the Year, has been named a 2015 Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year finalist. Peeples earned her Master of Education in curriculum instruction at UT Arlington.

Longtime UTA champion

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on the passing of former state Sen. Chris Harris, a champion for UTA’s growth. President Vistasp Karbhari was quoted in the print edition, saying that Harris was "an integral part of the UTA vision." Jeff Jeter, longtime chief of staff for the senator and current UTA director of government relations, was quoted as saying, “Senator Harris’ drive to provide UTA with the tools it needed to expand was always his first priority.”

Nursing professors interviewed

Carolyn Cason, former professor and associate dean for research in the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and Kathryn Daniel, associate professor in the College College of Nursing and Health Innovation, were interviewed by on their work with the UTA Smart Care Apartment. The apartment uses smart technology to enhance independent living by the elderly and disabled.

Coding contest

A UTA student was named among 21 semi-finalists in the third annual Pearson Student Coding Contest, reported. The 2015 contest places an emphasis on recruiting college students and teams to develop original groundbreaking learning applications that integrate with Pearson Application Programming Interfaces.

Zipcar mention

UTA was mentioned in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about the expansion of Zipcar, a car-share service, to TCU. Zipcar added four cars to the UTA campus earlier this year. The article also appeared in Bloomberg Business.

Campus carry

UTA’s proposed campus carry plan was mentioned in NBC DFW and CBS DFW articles about SMU and UNT campus carry plans, respectively.

Alum named executive director

The Woodstock Times reported that alumna Hannah Frieser has started her new job as executive director at the Center for Photography in Woodstock. Frieser earned her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in photography at UTA.

Alum joins Trinity Clinic

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reported that alumna Julie Adams has joined Trinity Clinic Neurology as a Nurse Practitioner. Adams earned her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from UTA.

Op-ed column

Mark Lamster, UTA architecture professor in practice in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, examined guns and the corruption of the civic space in a Dallas Morning News article.

More on campus carry

KTVT CBS 11, KXAS NBC 5, WFAA ABC 8 reported that The University of Texas at Arlington submitted a final proposal on how to implement a new carry conceal law for guns on campus. The draft suggests “exclusion zones” for buildings where guns still won’t be allowed such as behavioral and mental health services, a child development center and any sports facility used by the NCAA and UIL.