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UTA In The News — Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

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Health care faculty shortage

Anne Bavier, dean of the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation, wrote in a D Healthcare Magazine column that a national crisis is growing with the dearth in health care faculty. She said the shortage of healthcare faculty contributes to a shrinking healthcare workforce.

Proposed new Rangers stadium

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science and an Arlington resident since the 1960s, says keeping the Rangers in Arlington goes far beyond economics, the Star-Telegram reported in a story about the proposed new Rangers stadium that voters will decide on in November. He said losing the Rangers would have been "a bad psychological loss.”

Brain performance

A unique approach to brain performance capacities uses the science of General Systems Performance Theory developed by George Kondraske, director of UTA's Human Performance Institute, HitConsultant reported. Kondraske is one of the lead scientists working with RC21X, a brain performance monitoring startup that has been selected to join StartUp Health and its exclusive academy for digital health entrepreneurs.

Trump's acceptance speech

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, pressed all the right buttons in his acceptance speech last week, said Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, KRLD 1080 AM and KSKY 660 AM, two North Texas radio stations.

Hearing losses in adolescents

Jalandria Gurley, a UTA adjunct professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, co-wrote an Advance Healthcare Network column about sudden hearing losses in adolescent patients.

Research on aggression

UTA researcher William Ickes told an Australian audience that aggressive and confrontational people who become perpetrators of violence can be identified by a "red triad" of personality traits, Headlines News reported. Ickes, UTA Distinguished Professor of Psychology, was one of the featured speakers at the 22nd world meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression at the University of New South Wales.

Safety video

KXAS/NBC 5 reported on a safety video developed with members of the UTA Police Department that encouraged people to be smart and stay safe while playing Pokemon Go.