CW 33 piece reveals that bullies learn new skills to mask behavior
KDAF/CW 33 interviewed Seokjin Jeong, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, about his research of school anti-bullying programs that sometimes actually benefit bullies. “Students may learn what is bullying and what type of techniques and skills are there,” Jeong said. “Then, also, there’s the possibility they may learn how to avoid getting caught."
Story centers on "greening" of sports stadiums
UT Arlington received prominent attention in an EDC Magazine story about the ‘greening’ of sports stadiums. The article noted the LEED Gold College Park Center, saying that the center’s sustainable landscaping sets it apart. The Green at College Park was one of the first certified landscapes by the Sustainable SITES Initiative, a rigorous new ratings system for site development.
Doctoral aerospace engineering student earns NASA fellowship
A UT Arlington aerospace engineering student has been awarded a prestigious NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship that will allow her to pursue her research into efficient jet engines in conjunction with the space agency, Space Ref reported. Ezgihan Baydar and her adviser, Frank Lu, professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, were awarded the three-year fellowship that provides $135,000 in funding and includes summer internships at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Physics assistant professor part of cellular breakthrough
A team of scientists from UT Arlington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has figured out how to quantitatively observe cellular processes taking place on so-called “lab on a chip” devices in a silicon environment, Hispanic Businesses.com, Science Daily, Nanotechnology Now and numerous other media reported. The new technology will be useful in drug development as well as disease diagnosis, say researchers, which include Samarendra Mohanty, assistant professor of physics and head of the UTA Biophysics and Physiology Lab. Additional co-authors include Bipin Joshi and Nelson Cardenas of UTA.
Political science assistant professor puts Affordable Care Act in perspective
A UT Arlington expert on government and healthcare put the Affordable Care Act into historical perspective for the Dallas Business Journal’s DBJ Confidential. “The Affordable Care Act is extremely significant,” said Daniel Sledge, assistant professor of political science. “It represents the first attempt on the part of the federal government to create a comprehensive system for ensuring that most – though not all – have access to high-quality and reasonably priced health insurance.” He went on to describe the political divisiveness over health insurance dating back to the 1910s, when Theodore Roosevelt and members of the progressive movement called for compulsory health insurance.