Monday, October 3, 2022

Monday, Oct 03, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Seal of Excelencia

The University of Texas at Arlington is one of just six institutions nationwide this year to earn the Seal of Excelencia certification, a prestigious honor granted to colleges and universities for their commitment to accelerating Latino student success, NBC News and Inside Higher Ed reported. The certification comes from Excelencia in Education, a national authority on promoting Latino student success in higher education.

UTA president inaugurated

Jennifer Cowley, president of The University of Texas at Arlington, was conferred the official authority and symbols of the UTA presidency at a formal investiture ceremony on Sept. 30, where she told the Maverick community that now is the time to dream big, the city of Arlington and Telemundo reported. Jim Ross, mayor of the city of Arlington, presented Cowley with a key to the city.

Pediatrician shortage

Kristin Gigli, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner, spoke to KERA about the national shortage of pediatricians. Gigli noted salary and lack of mentorship as potential contributing factors.

Green fund

Earlier this spring, UT Arlington became the first major university in Tarrant County to pass a green fund, a small fee paid by students to support sustainability efforts on campus, according to the Fort Worth Report. The UTA green fund would support many projects, including recycling electronic waste, expanding composting, reducing use of plastic bags and styrofoam, adding an urban farm and creating a climate action plan.