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UTA In The News — Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Opiod abuse

The Dallas Morning News reported that Texas could get up to $48 million over two years to enhance local access to treatment for opioid abuse if Congress approves a proposed budget released Tuesday by the White House. The article said that UTA is among higher education institutions that require advanced-practice registered nursing students to take part in “prescriber education” programs before they graduate.

Immigrant anarchism reported that Kenyon Zimmer, a UTA assistant professor of history, appeared on the podcast "New Books in Jewish Studies" to discuss his book “Immigrants Against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America.” The book examines the anarchist movements and ideas of immigrants to the United States from the 1880s through the 1940s. 

State of nursing

Beth Mancini, UTA professor, senior associate dean for Education Innovation and chair for undergraduate nursing programs in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, was featured in a expert panel on the state of the nursing industry. Mancini said increasing the educational level of nurses is the biggest issue facing the industry today.

Walking and working

A University of Minnesota and UTA study measuring the effects of walking and working was mentioned in a Corporate Wellness Magazine article on office exercise equipment. The study found that employees at a financial services firm who were refitted with treadmill desks for just one hour per day burned on average 74 more calories daily.

Awards ceremony

Sierra Express Media and The Patriotic Vanguard reported on an awards ceremony organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Organizations in Texas in collaboration with the UTA African Program. UTA speakers at the event included Eric Bolsterli, assistance dean in the College of Liberal Arts; Emily Milan, assistance director of the University Advising Center; and Alusine Jalloh, director of the UTA African program.

Best nursing

Tucson News Now,,, The Stamford Advocate and various other media outlets reported that UTA was ranked on the 2016 list of best online colleges in Texas.

Student winner

The Cross Timbers Gazette and The Leader reported that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound Volunteer Auxiliary held its 5th Annual Appreciation and Scholarship Awards Dinner, recognizing UTA student Bhavil Patel and other award winners.