UTA In The News — Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, Mar 01, 2019 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Test-taking strategies

Latino students are learning strategies to score better on college entrance exams, Al Día reported. Michele Bobadilla, UTA’s vice president of community outreach said students usually get the best score during the spring semester of their junior years in high school. “That said, (we suggest they) participate in practice courses and take the test several times. If the cost of the exam is a problem, you can get an exemption from the fee with the academic adviser,” she said. Al Día is the largest Spanish-language newspaper in North Texas.

Dean reception

UTA welcomed Elizabeth Merwin, the new dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, recently, Targeted News Service reported.

Nationally ranked

UTA’s master of Construction Management degree program was ranked nationally by OnlineMasters.com, Targeted News Service reported.


A Fast Company article asks whether ride-pooling services like Via, the one the city of Arlington uses, can catch up to Uber and Lyft. Via serves the UTA area and delivered 118,000 rides in its first year of service.

Alumna profiled

Froswa’ Booker-Drew, a UTA alumna and adjunct faculty member in the Center for African American Studies, was interviewed by Thrive Global about processing and analyzing one’s thoughts. Booker-Drew is the director of community affairs for the State Fair of Texas.

The Music Man

UTA’s departments of theatre arts and music are producing The Music Man through March 2, the Dallas Observer reported.

New president-elect

Tamara Eades, a clinical assistant professor of nursing at UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, has been elected president-elect of the Texas Nurses Association board of directors, the oldest and largest nursing organization in the Lone Star State, Targeted News Service reported.

O'Rourke will run

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, said he believes Beto O’Rourke will run for president in 2020, KLIF 570 AM reported. Saxe questioned whether anyone knows if O’Rourke will be a major candidate, though.