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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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Robots as companions

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute are studying how robots can provide realistic companionship and cognitive therapy to senior citizens, KTVT CBS 11 reported.

Principal pathways

A new study by a UTA researcher shows that race and sex still matter when public school teachers seek to become principals, Science Daily, Space Weekly and Education Research Report reported. Bradley Davis, a UTA assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies, found that white men are made principals quicker than women and minorities.

New construction management degree

UTA has introduced a bachelor’s degree in construction management, Dallas Innovates reported. 

Need for more nurses

Anne Bavier, dean of the UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, wrote a D Healthcare Daily column that said more registered nurses need to be trained to work in primary care settings. She said doing so would lead to better health care delivery. 

Title clinched

Many news outlets around the country, including the Indianapolis Star, the Fresno Bee and the San Antonio Express-News reported on UTA’s victory over Troy University. As a result of that win, UTA clinched no worse than a share of the Sunbelt Conference championship. 

Alumnus featured

Cody Spraberry, principal of Forest Trail Elementary School in Austin, was featured in an article in the Austin American-Statesman. Spraberry holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy from UTA.

Well-known sportswriter dies

David McNabb, a longtime Dallas Morning News sportswriter, has died, The Dallas Morning News reported. McNabb received his bachelor’s degree in communications from UTA.

Alumnus earns certification

Andrew Stubblefield, an associate at Boult Cummings LLP, has earned a board certification in construction law, reported. Stubblefield received his bachelor’s degree from UTA.

Bernard Harris camp

Numerous news outlets, including KMOV CBS 4 in St. Louis, Mo., WVIR NBC 29   in Charlottesville, Va., and WLOX ABC 13 in Biloxi, Miss., listed UTA as one of several universities that will host the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps. 

Saxe talks on presidential address

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, told KLIF 570 AM that President Trump gave a strong presidential address last night and stayed on script.