UTA In The News — Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

UTA Commencement

The state’s newest Texas Tier One institution—UT Arlington—received more than 5,400 graduation applications for spring 2022, a 25% increase over the previous year, the city of Arlington reported. Thousands of Mavericks ready to make an impact on the world will cross the stage of College Park Center May 12-14 during commencement ceremonies this week.

Diversity in Action magazine

Tina Nguyen, UTA alum and emergency room registered nurse at Medical City Arlington, was featured in Diversity in Action magazine in a story spotlighting successes of recent graduates. “My advice for students who plan to pursue a career in this field is to always remember your reason for wanting to become a nurse,” said Nguyen. “If you are truly passionate about wanting to help others, then this can be a very rewarding career."

Snake season

Snake season has arrived in North Texas with the warmer temperatures, NBC 5 reported. A common snake species to the area is the Texas rat snake, which can live in both rural and urban areas, according to a UT Arlington article cited by the media outlet.

Lizards battle for territory

An ongoing study by biologists at UT Arlington suggests that prairie lizards are retreating from Texas landscapes, apparently bullied from their habitats by the rival Texas spiny lizard, U.S. Fed News reported. In the competition for resources, the Texas spiny lizard is dominating the prairie lizard, triggering the latter species' redistribution across the state, according to research conducted by Alexander Murray, fourth-year doctoral student, and Luke Frishkoff, assistant professor of biology.