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UTA In The News — Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

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Renaissance of UTA

A Star-Telegram editorial titled “The Renaissance of UT Arlington” described how UTA, once known as a sleepy commuter school, has “transformed into a research powerhouse.”  UTA President Vistasp Karbhari told the editorial board that the school creates a workforce with more intelligent capabilities and also gives opportunities for nontraditional students to receive the same education as if they were full-time. 

SEIR Building groundbreaking

ASEE First Bell and Dallas Innovates covered the SEIR Building groundbreaking, focusing on the research lab neighborhoods design that will foster more collaboration between disciplines. “What that means is we can take it from the whole human body, physiology, down to the cellular and molecular level, and I think that is really going to advance our research capabilities in quite a distinct way from other places,” explained Paul Fadel, UTA associate dean of research for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

State of the biotechnology industry

Medical experts talked about the state of the biotechnology industry and the challenges they face during the second annual bionorthTX IC3 Life Science Wednesday at UTA’s College Park Center, Dallas Innovates reported. The article previewed the opening of the SEIR Building the next day and quoted UTA President Vistasp Karbhari as saying the building is "a catalyst to advance the health sciences at UTA.” 

Geophysical honor for Lopez

Ramon E. Lopez, a UTA professor of physics, will receive the 2016 Space Physics and Aeronomy Richard Carrington Award at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting to be held Dec. 12-16 in San Francisco, Calif., Earth and Space Science News reported. The award is given in recognition of significant and outstanding impact on students' and the public's understanding of our science through education and/or outreach activities.

Clinton e-mail questions

WREC 600 AM (Memphis, Tenn.) interviewed  Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, about the new e-mail revelations associated with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “This is about national security and national defense,” Saxe said. 

Maverick Speakers Series

Environmental advocate Alexandra Cousteau is participating in UTA’s Maverick Speaker Series on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Texas Hall, the Dallas Observer reported. Cousteau's lecture is titled: “This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth.” 

Cover girl

UTA student and wheelchair basketball player Rose Hollerman, who participated in the Rio 2016 Paralympics, is featured on the cover of Spokes N’ Spokes Magazine as a member of the U.S. wheelchair basketball team.

Oncology nursing excellence

UTA student Tonya Edwards, a clinical nurse in palliative care at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is the recipient of the 2016 Brown Foundation Award for Excellence in Oncology Nursing, HealthcareBusiness Daily News reported. She currently is pursuing her family nurse practitioner license at UTA. 

Early voting

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari and Ashford Sonii, a political science major and Mr. UTA, cast ballots Monday for the Nov. 8 election. UTA's Maverick Activities Center will serve as an early voting location until Friday, Nov. 4.