UT Arlington associate professor of English Cedrick May wrote in the Yale Alumni Magazine
a first person account of the discovery of a previously unpublished
poem by 18th Century slave Jupiter Hammon, the first African American
writer to publish in America. The new work, "An Essay on Slavery,"
represents a shift in Hammon’s thinking about the nature of slavery
Brent Sasley, a UT Arlington assistant professor of political
science, takes a critical look at national security decision-making in
Israel and suggests some ways to strengthen it in a column on The Atlantic
web site. Sasley said it's hard to have confidence in Israel's ability
to plan for non-military consequences of a military strike on Iran
simply because Jerusalem tends to avoid such planning.
Concussion test research
When researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and Dublin City University tested healthy non-athletes with ImPACT concussion testing software, it misidentified concussions in 22 to 46 percent of them, according to Active Times website. The study, authored by UT Arlington assistant professor of kinesiology Jacob Resch, was also featured on the MedIndia
website. Resch said health care providers, including physicians and
athletic trainers, should be aware that it may take multiple tests to
confirm a concussion.
New engineering leader
Khosrow Behbehani, a noted biomedical researcher, inventor and
chairman of The University of Texas at Arlington Department of
Bioengineering, has been appointed dean of the university’s College of
Engineering, the Fort Worth Business Press reported. Behbehani joined UT Arlington in 1985 and has been chairman of his department since 2002.
Going tobacco free
The University of Texas at Arlington’s tobacco-free campus was mentioned in a D Healthcare Daily
story about efforts to create a statewide smoking ban. For the fourth
consecutive legislative session, the drive to create a statewide smoking
ban in most public places and indoor worksites went up in smoke. UT
Arlington’s policy was also mentioned in a KXAS/NBC 5 story about efforts to ban smoking at Texas Woman’s University.