Reports that UT Arlington would soon leave the Western Athletic
Conference to become a member of the Sun Belt are premature, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. The reports come amid news that a dramatic shakeup among
mid-major conferences is in the works and to the apparent detriment of
the WAC. Conference USA and the Mountain West plan to merge and form a
conference that would ultimately include 18 to 24 teams, including North
Texas and UT San Antonio. UTSA, like UT Arlington, is only months from
beginning membership in the WAC. Similar reports appeared in the Seattle Times and the Orlando Sentinel.
College of Business lecturer recognized
Dennis Veit, a lecturer in the UT Arlington College of Business, was mentioned in the Dallas Business Journal’s Executive People on the Move.
Veit has been awarded the Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding
Advising Award – Primary Advising Role – by the National Academic
CPR performance research
reported that researchers from the UT Arlington College of Nursing and
the Department of Kinesiology found that visual feedback worked best on
CPR performance by trained rescuers who performed the 30:2 ratio –
rather than hands-only CPR – for 10 minutes. “The visual feedback was
continuous. The auditory feedback lagged,” said Carolyn L. Cason,
interim vice president for research and leader on this study.
Perchlorate and breast milk research
reported that a team led by Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, Jenkins Garrett
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UT Arlington, has found
evidence that breast-fed babies can metabolize the environmental
contaminant perchlorate, decreasing their risks of detrimental
developmental effects from exposure. The research suggests a link
between this characteristic and bifidobacteria, bacteria that is
plentiful in the digestive systems of breast-fed babies.
Carlon to be inducted into Southland Conference Hall of Honor
Former UT Arlington athletics director Pete Carlon will soon be inducted
into the Southland Conference's Hall of Honor as the Class of 2012, SportsNOLA.com
reported. Carlon will be enshrined during the Southland's annual Honors
Ceremony and Dinner May 22 at the San Luis Resort and Convention Center