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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Nurses needed

Anne Bavier, dean of UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, co-wrote a Texas Tribune op-ed, “Collaborative pathways to nursing success for Texas,” in which she underlined UTA’s role in expanding access to nursing programs and ultimately increasing the number of nurses at a time when many full-time nurses are expected to retire. 

Training PhD students

Kytai Nguyen, a UTA bioengineering professor with extensive experience in healthcare applications for nanotechnology, recently was awarded a National Institutes of Health T-32 grant totaling more than $1 million over five years to recruit and train outstanding doctoral students, Health Medicine Network and MyInforms reported. 

Latina journalist

Maria Hinojosa, one of the most prominent Latina journalists in the United States, will deliver a lecture tonight at The University of Texas at Arlington entitled “Frontlines:  Latinos and Immigration from a Woman’s Perspective,” Arlington Voice reported. 

40 Under 40

UTA’s College of Business Executive MBA program presented the “2017 40 Under 40” class, Fort Worth Business reported. 

Video storytelling

Frances Yllana, adjunct professor and senior lecturer of design in UTA’s Art + Art History Department, is presenting an educational luncheon on May 10 featuring expert insights on the power of video storytelling, PR Log reported. 

Drone racer

UTA kinesiology junior Ivan Rodriguez won the final race of the first-ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship hosted by Purdue University, USAGNET and many other media reported. The overall leader as a team was Georgia Tech, which took home $15,000 in equipment and prizes. 

Heroes of the Dorm

All members of the UTA Esports Club won free tuition for the rest of their collegiate years recently when the team won the videogame Heroes of the Dorm National Championship, Dallas Innovates reported. 

Exercise program praised

Exercise programs offered through UTA’s Center for Healthy Living and Longevity are drawing rave reviews from their target demographic: adults 65 and older, Hypertension Natural Treatment reported. 

UTA alumnus lands new job

After nearly 12 years as American Concrete Pipe Association president, UTA alumnus Matt Childs has joined pipe and precast machinery specialist HawkeyePedershaab as vice president of sales, responsible for the North American market, Concrete Products reported. Childs earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering at UTA. 

UTA alumna admitted to association

UTA alumna Calandra Eddington has been admitted to International Nurses Association, PR Buzz reported. Eddington’s career in nursing began in 2004 when she graduated with her bachelor's of science degree in nursing from UTA.