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UTA In The News — Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

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Nursing boom

UTA announced its fall 2016 enrollment was up 7.3 percent to nearly 40,000 students, KTVT CBS 11 reported. also ran the story. The story focused on the immense growth in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, which experienced a 23 percent increase when comparing this fall to fall 2015. KERA 90.1 FM also reported on the enrollment growth at UTA.

Decade of growth

The Houston Chronicle published a slideshow that displays which Texas universities have experienced the largest growth in the last decade. UTA was among the leaders with a 55.6 percent increase when comparing 2006 with the latest enrollment figures.

Use of near-infrared light

A team of researchers at UTA recently published a study on the effects of near-infrared light on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, Life Science Daily and Health Imaging reported. Hanli Liu, UTA bioengineering professor and the research team leader, said this is the first time that NIR light has been used for treatment.

Packaging art

Packaging art by UTA students Elena Chudoba and Andrew Czap is featured in the 2016 Communication Arts Design Annual, the top design publication in the U.S. The art is part of a packaging project led through UTA’s Visual Communication program in the Department of Art and Art History.

International group visits

The Vibrant Gujarat international delegation, a group of government and business leaders, met with several Texas companies and sectors earlier this week, Business Wire India, NewsNow and several other media outlets reported. The group met with UTA to discuss possible collaborations.

UTA alum named partner

Charles Shewmake has joined Thompson & Knight LLP as a partner in the trial practice group, Marketwired reported. Shewmake received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from UTA. He served for more than eight years as vice president and general counsel for BNSF Railway Corp.