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UTA In The News — Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

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Fighting cyberbullying

A study by Jiyoon Yoon, a UTA associate professor of education, was cited in a CBN News story about First Lady Melania Trump’s plan to fight cyberbullying. 

LINK Research Lab

George Siemens, UTA researcher and executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge or LINK Research Lab, is leading a team of researchers from Boeing, NASA and MIT to collect data left behind from the digital footprint of college students on social networking sites, reported. 

Malaria study

The Jamaica Observer reported on a study by Marco Brotto, the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor at UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, that a good diet and the right amount of exercise could help offset some of the side effects of malaria.

UTA mobile app

A group of UTA students has developed a free mobile app they say will connect UTA students and help them have a better college experience, according to MyArlingtonTX.

Nursing program ranked ranked UTA’s master of science in nursing program, which offers concentrations in nursing administration, nursing education and nurse practitioners certifications, the 19th best in the country. 

Reading literature

Kathryn Warren Hamilton, a senior lecturer and graduate coordinator in UTA’s Department of English, wrote about how about the task of reading in literature involves moral risk-taking by some students in a column in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Artist awarded

Sedrick Huckaby, UTA assistant professor of art, received the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award from the Meadows Museum, The Dallas Morning News reported. Huckaby was called an "interpreter and innovator" and was noted as a community advocate for the visual arts. 

Inauguration address

Rebecca Deen, UTA associate professor of political science, was quoted in a Star-Telegram column about President Trump’s inauguration address. She called Trump’s use of the word “carnage” bold and said he was excoriating all four presidents who came before him.

Shorthorn journalist

Samantha Douty, a UTA junior and Shorthorn journalist, was interviewed on KXAS NBC 5 at last Friday’s inauguration of President Donald Trump. She had traveled there to cover the event for the paper.

AISD-UTA partnership

The Arlington ISD honored its board of trustees and Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos as a part of School Board Recognition Month at last week’s board meeting, Arlington Voice reported. In the past year, Cavazos and the Board have been a part of many initiatives, including creating a partnership with UTA for an AISD Teacher Academy. 

Saxe on Trump agenda

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, was interviewed on WOOD 106.9 FM in Grand Rapids, Mich., about President Trump’s agenda, including his plans to rescind some of former President Obama’s executive orders.