Professor explains why we can't resist the lottery
Daniel Levine, UT Arlington professor of psychology and an expert on
decision theory and neural networks, about why people are continually
seduced by lottery marketing ploys and slogans like, “Hey, you never
know.” Somebody has to win, but hundreds of millions of people play a
game they will never win, a game with serious social consequences.
Levine said the commercials hit home because fantasizing about winning
the lottery activates the same parts of our brains that would be
activated if we actually won.
that the biggest city in the country without public transportation has
finally caught the bus. Metro ArlingtonXpress (MAX) travels from UT
Arlington to a commuter rail station in a business park just south of
DFW Airport. Currently, the MAX service is a public-private partnership
funded by the city, local businesses, UTA, and the transit systems of
Dallas and Fort Worth.
Materials genome planned
reported that UT Arlington engineers are assembling a computer-based
"genome" that will aid in the design and development of advanced new
materials that are super hard, can resist extreme heat, are highly
durable and are less expensive through a new, $640,000 National Science
Study finds water woes
magazine reported on a study by UT Arlington researchers that found
elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near
natural gas fracking sites in Texas’s Barnett Shale. The piece
originally appeared at ProPublica
and included an interview with Brian Fontenot, a UT Arlington graduate
with a doctorate in quantitative biology and lead on the new study.
Working hard in the art world
The Dallas Observer’s VoicePlaces.com
carried an item about Stephen Lapthisophon, senior lecturer in art and
art history at UT Arlington, calling him one of the hardest working guys
in the Texas art world. Among other showings and lectures, he has a
solo exhibition coming to the Dallas Museum of Art in October.
Live broadcast planned
WBAP/820 AM morning anchors will participate in a live drive-time broadcast from 5 to 9 a.m. Friday in Arlington, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. The anchors will speak at Moritz Plaza at 601 Spaniolo Drive
outside The University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center
followed by a 7:15 a.m. pep rally.