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UTA In The News — Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

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SEIR building

The UT System Board of Regents approved the design of the new 220,000-square-foot Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, which will enable UTA to serve more students and expand its health science focus, the Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Business, Dallas Innovates and The Oklahoman reported. The Star-Telegram praised the news in an editorial, “Put another feather in UT Arlington’s cap.”

Nursing crisis

The Dallas Morning News published a guest column by Anne Bavier, dean of UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation and president of the National League for Nursing, on the state of the nursing profession, the state of our nursing schools and the nursing shortage crisis. The column previously appeared in the Star-Telegram.

Nursing opportunities

Univision Dallas/KUVN 23 and Univision.com featured Margarita Trevino, UTA associate professor of clinical nursing, and graduating nursing student Denise Chavez, in a report about the excellent opportunities that exist in nursing for bilingual students. “Currently only three percent of nurses are Hispanic,” Trevino said. “Many studies show that when the nurse has cultural affinity with the patient, there are improved results in patient care.”

Duke Ellington's legacy

Dan Cavanagh, an associate professor of music and director of UTA’s music industry studies program, was interviewed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about an auction of 250 items owned by legendary big-band leader, composer and pianist Duke Ellington. Cavanagh said that “for those of us in the jazz world, but also outside, look at Duke Ellington as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, American composer.”

Art juror

Sedrick Huckaby, an award winning artist and UTA assistant professor of art, is juror of the Betsy Price 2016 high school art competition, The Blues Sparrow blog reported. The reception and judging will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. May 21 at 2100 Montgomery Street in Fort Worth.

Graduation speaker

UTA alumnus Brig. Gen. Kevin Lamberth is graduation speaker at Faulkner State Community College’s commencement ceremony, Gulf Coast News Today reported. He attended ROTC at UTA. 

Running for office

UTA alumnus and Murrieta Mayor Randon Lane is now running for Riverside County (Calif.) 3rd District supervisor, the Idyllwild Town Crier reported. Lane holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from UTA. 

Fulfilling a dream

UTA alumna Lauren Chapman has fulfilled a dream after being chosen to be a cheerleader for the Houston Texans, the Victoria Advocate reported. Chapman has a degree in history and education from UTA and is seeking a career as a history teacher alongside this new role. 

Experience as Japanese-American

UTA alumnus Mike Hashimoto wrote an editorial in the Dallas Morning News on his experience as a Japanese-American and his reaction to President Obama’s planned visit to Hiroshima. 

New assistant principal

UTA alumna Leeann Englert was named assistant principal at McWhorter Elementary School, Mesquite News reported. She earned her master’s degree from UTA.