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UTA In The News — Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

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Spotlight on Athletic Trainers

Cynthia Trowbridge, a UTA associate professor of kinesiology in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, was interviewed on WFAA/Channel 8 (ABC) about what athletic trainers do in the allied health world as part of National Athletic Training Month. Trowbridge also is a certified athletic trainer.

Eyeing the candidate's 'better half'

Rebecca Deen, associate professor and chair of the UTA Department of Political Science, said recent comments about Melania Trump, Donald Trump’s wife, are par for the course in politics in a San Antonio Express-News report about whether candidates should air concerns over presidential candidates' spouses.

On the campaign trail

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, provided an in-depth interview about the violence occurring on the presidential campaign trail for WTKS 97.7 FM in Savannah, Ga.

Clash of narratives

Rebecca Deen, associate professor and chair of the UTA Department of Political Science, said this election cycle "has been dominated by many narratives: populism, the disempowered wanting to be heard, those who feel threatened wanting to be reassured. … Chicago was a clash of these narratives," the Star-Telegram reported in a column about the Chicago violence on the campaign trail.

Extraordinary achievement

February 2016 saw four Pakistanis distinguish themselves with extraordinary achievements in the fields of science, technology and arts, Pakistan Today reported. One of those was UTA's Samir Iqbal, an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, who is developing a device that would detect cancer in its early stages.

CAPPA dean to moderate forum

Nan Ellin, dean of UTA's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, is moderating a Dallas Architecture Forum on Village Redux: Co-Housing and Pocket Neighborhoods at 6:30 p.m. March 22 at The Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas Uptown BubbleLife reported.

Cuban gives nod to UTA at SXSW

Businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban praised the Dallas area's startup and innovation scene and said UTA has a strong program in encouraging entrepreneurship at a South by Southwest festival event on innovation, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Summer science camp

The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp announced today that it has opened its application process for students to participate in summer sessions on 10 college campuses around the country, including UTA, School Buyers Online.com reported. For more than 10 years, the program has attracted rising and current middle-school students who want to experience college life while learning about science, technology, engineering and math.

UTA nursing professor named a 'Great Nurse'

Lynn Cope, UTA assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, was named to the DFS Great 100 Nurses list in D Healthcare Daily, a product of D Magazine. This is the 26th year that the medical community has teamed with business leaders to honor nurses at the region’s healthcare institutions. They’ll be honored May 3 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Art Center in Dallas.