Author: East Texas Review

UTT Professor to Serve on United Nations Committee

     Dr. Teresa Kennedy will serve on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO] Non-Governmental Organization Liaison Committee for a two-year term representing the International Council of Associations for Science Education, Dr. Howard Patterson, The University of Texas at Tyler vice president for student affairs, announced. Kennedy joined The University of Texas at Tyler in 2009 and holds a joint professorship appointment in the Colleges of Education and Psychology and Engineering. She also serves as the assistant vice president for international programs and senior international officer, leading all activities conducted by the university’s Office of International Programs. “It is...

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The University of Texas at Tyler Announces ‘Crystal Talon’ Award Recipients

The University of Texas at Tyler awarded notable faculty members the inaugural Crystal Talon Award, sponsored by the Robert R. Muntz Library, provost and vice president for academic affairs Amir Mirmiran announced. The library’s Crystal Talon Award recognizes outstanding scholarship and creativity of faculty from each college as determined by their dean. Award recipients are listed by college. BEN AND MAYTEE FISCH COLLEGE OF PHARMACY – Dr. Jonathan Cho, clinical assistant professor of clinical sciences and Dr. Simi Gunaseelan, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences Cho has a strong passion for research and received travel grants to present his research related to rapid diagnostics and Clostridium difficile infections at national meetings. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and plans to continue his active involvement in professional pharmacy organizations and research. Gunaseelan has extensive research experience, and her work has resulted in several patents. She was honored with a Certificate of Recognition for her presentation on “Novel Intravaginal Delivery of Antiretroviral-based Microbicides for HIV Prevention” at the 2015 World Drug Delivery Summit in Houston. COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES – Alexis Hughes, professor of painting and Dr. Joshua Banta, assistant professor of biology Hughes serves as art editor for The Wallace Stevens Journal, an international scholarly publication by the Johns Hopkins University Press. She has an extensive national exhibition record and participated in an international group exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan...

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Kathy Mattea brings her “Acoustic Living Room” to Liberty Hall

On Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m., Liberty Hall will present Kathy Mattea in concert. Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic and traditional country sounds to her music. Active since 1983 as a recording artist, she has recorded seventeen albums and has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. This total includes the number one hits “Goin’ Gone,” “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Come from the Heart” and “Burnin’ Old Memories.”  For tickets, visit www.LibertyTyler.com. Tickets are $25 to $40. For more information about upcoming...

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Don’t End NAFTA. Fix It.

‘By fixing NAFTA, we can address modern-day challenges and preserve and protect America’s unrivaled stability and prosperity into the next century.’ By Sen. John Cornyn When looking for a model economy, Washington would be wise to look no further than Texas. The “great American jobs machine,” as we’re affectionately known, has been the economic engine that pulled our country out of the recent recession, singlehandedly adding more than one million jobs to the American economy. In fact, if Texas were its own country, we would be the 10th largest economy in the world. Now, with pro-growth Republicans in control...

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R.I.P School Choice is Dead

By Kenric Ward  From Watchdog.org Without a major push from Gov. Greg Abbott, school-choice legislation appears headed for death in Texas — again. Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty, R–Kingwood, declared school choice “dead” in the Texas House this year. Huberty’s prognosis – accurate or premature – sets up a replay of 2015, when a Senate-passed school choice bill failed to get a hearing in the House. House Speaker Joe Straus, with financial backing from H-E-B grocery magnate Charles Butt, has proven to be an immovable barrier to any legislation opening private-school options for Texans. A key Straus lieutenant, Huberty...

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