UTA In The News — Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Reopenings during COVID
Erin Carlson, associate clinical professor and director of graduate public health programs at UT Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, spoke to The Dallas Morning News’ Spanish edition Al Día about whether the state's plan to help revive the economy by reopening pools, cinemas, restaurants and other entertainment venues, could lead to a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. “There is more risk of contracting COVID-19 today than at the beginning of the pandemic,” said Carlson. “Washing your hands, wearing face masks and not leaving home are still the most prudent measures to avoid contagion."
Fashion to Motivate
UT Arlington Alumna and former UTA women's basketball manager, Amber Johnson, and her contemporary streetwear clothing brand were featured on NBC 5. Johnson, the founder and CEO of Jamber, said her business "is more than selling clothes. It's about motivating people to follow their own dreams and pursue their own visions and successes."
Frankly Good cookies
A local vegan cookie startup was recently chosen as a winner in UTA's MavPitch competition and was awarded a $15,000 grant, VEGWORLD Magazine reported. Frankly Good was founded in 2019 by Frank Ridout, a student at UT Arlington, who adopted a plant-based diet but still had a "major sweet tooth."