UTA In The News —Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday, Jan 13, 2020 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Developments in Arlington

UTA was featured in an article by the Fort Worth Business Press highlighting significant developments in the Arlington area. According to the story, UTA will benefit from increased spending on facilities. In 2019, UTA received approval from the UT System Board of Regents for a $60 million replacement for the University’s School of Social Work and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s Smart Hospital combination building.

Helping advance science of nursing

Donnalee Pollack always knew she would pursue a nursing doctorate When she started searching for a university, one name kept coming up: UTA. Now in her third year, Pollack says the program in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation has exceeded her expectations, Mirage News and Targeted News Service reported. Pollack’s primary research interest is the prevention of pressure ulcers in veterans with spinal cord injuries.

Alumni showcases photography

UTA alumni Nikola Olić, a software designer and a gifted photographer, was profiled in a story published by The Dallas Morning News. Olić will showcase his photography work in an exhibition at the Afterimage Gallery through Feb. 25.

Voting sites at college campuses

Voters may get to cast ballots at universities in Tarrant County this year, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported. A recent law eliminated temporary voting sites at colleges, but now officials believe there is enough money for colleges to open full-time polling places for the March primary early voting period. A proposal to allow colleges to be fully-fledged early voting sites goes before the Tarrant County commissioners Tuesday during their weekly meeting.

Better Antivenoms

The secret to surviving a cobra bite may lie in modern genetics, Smithsonian Magazine reported. A team of researchers in India is working on sequencing a snake’s genome to leverage venom-specific genes to synthesize an ideal antidote. UTA’s Todd Castoe, an evolutionary geneticist, was interviewed about the subject and said, “Until now, [these venom-specific] areas of the snake genome have been total black boxes.”