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UTA In The News — Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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Tier 1 push

D Magazine's new online website Dallas Innovates published an article on UTA and two other North Texas universities’ push toward Tier One status, noting their recent designation as R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

New nursing vision

The National League for Nursing has released its new vision statement, which calls on the nursing education community to lead efforts to expand diversity among faculty and students, reported. Anne Bavier, NLN president and dean of the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation, said, “It is imperative that educational institutions produce health professionals that mirror our nation and have the capacity to meet the health care needs of all communities and individuals."

The Latino vote

The Spanish-language network, Telemundo, and its Fort Worth affiliate, KXTX/Telemundo 39, broadcast from The University of Texas at Arlington campus Tuesday. The live segments and taped reports focused on the current presidential candidates and the importance of the Latino vote. NBC-owned Telemundo reaches several million viewers daily around the globe.

CMAS director outlines work of center

KXTX/Telemundo 39 interviewed Christian Zlolniski, associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the UTA Center for Mexican American Studies, about the work of the center and its broad impact on the Latino community.

Latino voters

The Telemundo network program, Noticiero Telemundo, interviewed UTA students and Ignacio Ruiz-Perez, assistant director of the UTA Center for Mexican American Studies and associate professor of Spanish, about the ways in which the presidential candidates are trying to connect with young Latino voters.

Shock wave injuries

To better understand how shock waves harm the brain and contribute to traumatic brain injury, the Office of Naval Research’s Warfighter Performance Department is supporting work by Michael Cho, chairman of the UTA Bioengineering Department, Seapower Magazine reported. Cho’s efforts center on the idea that explosive shock waves cause microcavitations, which are tiny bubbles, to form and collapse in the brain. These energy-packed bubbles are so miniscule that they can’t be detected by current technology. Consequently, this kind of injury often goes untreated.

Alternative fuel

Cosmos magazine reports that UTA chemists and engineers made hydrocarbons by cooking carbon dioxide and water at 180 to 200 °C under high pressure, along with a catalyst and ultraviolet radiation from the sun. The story was also reported by Innovation Toronto and ECN magazine. Their work was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Brazile next in series

The Dallas Morning News Trailblazers Blog reported on Thursday’s Maverick Speakers Series at UTA that features Donna Brazile, political strategist, commentator, author and vice chair of voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee. Tickets are still available.

Nevada Caucus evaluation

KLIF/570 AM interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about the Nevada Caucus and Donald Trump’s bid for the Republic presidential nomination. Saxe predicted that Jeb Bush, who recently exited the race for the White House, will eventually throw his support behind Trump.