A Dallas Morning News
article about area graduation events mentioned that actor James Franco
will speak Friday at Graduation Celebration, a community festival that
kicks off graduation weekend at The University of Texas at Arlington.
The festival, which includes speakers, music and food, is free and open
to the public.
The Boston Globe
quoted Brent Sasley, assistant professor of political science at UT
Arlington, in an op-ed about Israel’s new government coalition and
reforms to the system. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and
Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz have pledged to put the system on firmer
footing. One way to do so would be to raise the percentage of votes
needed for any party to enter parliament, which currently stands at just
2 percent. “I wouldn’t be surprised if they raised it to 5 or 7
percent,” Sasley said. That could give larger parties more influence.
Managing conflict at work
James Campbell Quick, a UT Arlington College of Business professor and
the John and Judy Goolsby – Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the
Goolsby Leadership Academy, was quoted in a Phoenix Focus
article about managing conflict at work. Quick said respect is an
essential part of the conversation as you try to solve workplace issues.
“When you respect the other person, [you] will transform the
interaction in a lot of ways. The question for each of us as peers is:
do we want to be in that conflict or not?” In other words, we don’t have
to play along. “Step out of the bog,” Quick said.
UT Arlington alumna and supporter profiled
Fort Worth Star-Telegram business columnist Mitchell Schnurman
profiled Jackie Fouse, a UT Arlington alumna and supporter who will
earn her doctorate Sunday in finance. Unlike most college grads, Fouse
already has a great job, plus a bachelor’s and master’s degree in
economics. She is the chief financial officer of Celgene Corp., a
Fortune 500 drugmaker in Summit, N.J. Schnurman asked, "When your time
is that valuable and corporate responsibilities so great, why devote so
many years to a school project at The University of Texas at Arlington?"
Fouse said: “It’s the same reason that I run marathons. It’s there to
be done, so I’m doing it.” Fouse started the doctoral program in 2003
while CFO of Alcon Labs in Fort Worth. She finished her 91-page
dissertation last month.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have developed a
device that offers parents more assurance that their newborn is
breathing properly, with the goal of reducing the rate of SIDS (Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome) and other sleep-related deaths, MedicalXpress.com, Office.com and the Phys.org e-newsletter, The Edge, reported. CBS radio/KRLD 1080 aired a similar story.
Snakes in DFW
UPI.com and the blog, Mealworms, published a Fort Worth Star-Telegram
article about the prevalence of snakes in Dallas-Fort Worth, in which
Jonathan Campbell, professor and chair of the Department of Biology at
UT Arlington, was quoted. The biggest reason for the resurgence of
snakes has been the weather. "We're coming off a very dry year, and they
like rain and humid conditions," Campbell said. "The rains that we've
had recently tend to be conducive to snake activity."
Movin' Mavs eye top athlete
(Sioux City, Iowa) reported on Dylan Fischbach, a high school junior,
cancer survivor, two time national champion and gold medalist wheelchair
basketball player receiving attention from top wheelchair basketball
programs across the country, including the Movin’ Mavs program at UT
Alumna elected to Girls Inc. national board
Lori Palmer, who has served as CEO of Girls Inc. of Metropolitan
Dallas since 2007, has been elected to the Girls Inc. national board, Dallas Morning News business columnist Robert Miller reported.
Palmer has a master’s degree in social work from The University of
Texas at Arlington with an emphasis on community planning and nonprofit
Architecture professor to present
I Live in Dallas.com
noted that Wanda Dye, a professor of architecture at UT Arlington, will
be a presenter at the Pecha Kucha Night, an international phenomenon
brought to Dallas. The event, which allows creatives to discuss and show
their work, begins at 7 p.m. tonight in the historic landmark David
Crockett School in East Dallas.