The real deal on "Black Friday"
Traci Freling, a UT Arlington assistant professor of marketing, spoke with KTVT/CBS 11
about "Black Friday" and retail marketing gimmicks that lure shoppers
in when they might get as good — or better — a deal online. Freling
teaches a class on Black Friday and said she personally avoids shopping
on that day.
Psychology professor honored
Robert Gatchel, chair of the UT Arlington psychology department, has
received Texas Psychological Association’s 2011 Distinguished Lifetime
Achievement Award, that group’s most prestigious honor, the Dallas Business Journal's
Executive People On the Move reported. The award is given to a
psychologist “who has a long and distinguished record of exemplary
professional service" and is recognized by his colleagues in and outside
the field of psychology.
Roving Museum of Photography
Showcasing a number of photographic images, The University of Texas at
Arlington’s “Roving Museum of Photography” made use of a 24-foot U-Haul
truck as display space on Dragon Street in Dallas, D Magazine's
Front Row blog reported. This is a semi-annual outing for UT Arlington
students and has become an expected method of exhibiting art on the
Dallas gallery scene. Striving for exposure and welcoming camaraderie,
these non-traditional venues act as a counterpoint to the often sterile,
stereotypical gallery experience.
U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis becomes the Chief Judge of the United
States District Court, Eastern District of Texas in January, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported. Judge Davis is a UT Arlington alum.
Great Woman of Texas
Hollace Ava Weiner, a UT Arlington alumna who has published numerous books, was named a Great Woman of Texas by the Fort Worth Business Press.
She was one of 17 outstanding North Texas women honored Nov. 9 at the
Fort Worth Club. Deborreh McCormick Wallace, customer relations manager
at UT Arlington's TMAC (formerly the Texas Manufacturing Assistance
Center) in Fort Worth, also was among this year's winners.
The chair of the Dallas gas drilling task force mentioned UT Arlington in a Q&A with the Dallas Observer’s
Unfair Dallas blog. Lois Finkelman said: “There are certainly examples
of cities that have had urban drilling for decades, like Los Angeles,
places like UT Arlington that have it on campus and it seems to work.”