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UTA In The News — Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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New engineering dean named

Peter E. Crouch, dean of engineering for the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the former dean of Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, joins UTA in August as dean of the nationally ranked College of Engineering and as a professor of electrical engineering, WALB ABC 10 in Albany, Ga., KIII ABC 3 in Corpus Christi, KOAM CBS 7 in Joplin, Mo., KFMB CBS 8 in San Diego and many other websites reported. 

Scientists map space elements

Three UTA scientists — Andrew Schenck, Sangwook Park, and Seth Post — created maps featured on the American Astronomical Society Nova website that coincides with the recent publication the trio had in The Astronomical Journal. The paper, titled “A Chandra study of the interstellar metallicity in the large magellanic cloud using supernova remnants,” makes new measurements of the interstellar medium abundances for several elements.

Students help back act

UTA students in Nursing and Health Care Policy shared the National Nurse Campaign Facebook page with more than 4,000 friends, National Nurse blog reported. The students wrote dozens of letters to members of Congress urging them to approve the National Nurse Act.

UTA center helps with snake data

An international team of scientists has solved a case of mistaken identity and discovered a new species of venomous snake in Costa Rica called the Talamancan Palm-Pitviper, Science Blog, Phys.org and many other websites reported. The University of Central Florida team depended on resources at UTA's Amphibian and Reptile Discovery Research Center to help in generating the morphological data used in the project.

Alum heads up fellowship

Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, PhD, RN, was appointed the new Nurses Christian Fellowship director, the NCFnurses blog reported. She received her bachelor's of science in nursing from UTA. Schoonover-Shoffner also became editor in chief of the Journal of Christian Nursing with the appointment.