Eliminating a health threat
A study conducted by researchers at UT Arlington recently found the
elimination of malaria in the American South in the 1930s was likely due
to public health interventions, Vaccine News Daily reported.
The study, titled “Eliminating Malaria in the American South: An
Analysis of the Decline of Malaria in 1930s Alabama,” was recently
published in the American Journal of Public Health. Previous studies
hypothesized that the eradication of malaria in the region during that
time period was the result of farmers abandoning their fields. Daniel
Sledge, professor of political science at UT Arlington and leader of the
study, said public health programs were responsible for the elimination
of the disease.
Record labels doing okay
Major record labels have capitalized on iTunes to maintain the same
advantages that they held previously through physical media distribution
networks, a recently published paper by UT Arlington Assistant
Professor David Arditi says as reported by TMC Net.
Stephen Lapthisophon, a UT Arlington visiting assistant professor of Art
and Art History, opened his Dallas Museum of Art exhibit Sunday, The Dallas Morning News and ArtDaily.com reported.
Lapthisophon's solo exhibition runs through March 30, 2014.
Lapthisophon, who is legally blind, is a Dallas artist. His exhibit is
the latest installment of the Concentrations series that focuses on
internationally emerging and underrepresented artists.
Drones as crime fighters
Andrew Clark, UT Arlington associate professor of communication, was interviewed in a CW 33 KDAF story about the use of drones by law enforcement agencies.
Suicide link examined
The effect of anti-bullying videos is being questioned after two
students committed suicide within days of each other in Illinois and
Nevada, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, the Baltimore Sun and the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call
reported. The articles cited a UT Arlington study that showed students
attending schools with bullying prevention programs were more likely to
have experienced peer victimization, compared to those attending schools
without bullying prevention programs.
Quoting a UT Arlington study, some commentators on Fox News said
anti-bullying laws suppress students' free speech and do nothing to
combat bullying, Generation Progress reported.
The University of Texas at Arlington has suspended its chapter of
Sigma Phi Epsilon for three years for underage drinking violations, The Dallas Morning News, Fox 4, WFAA and
several other media outlets reported. Alpha Tau Omega, Pi Kappa Alpha
and Sigma Chi are on probation through the end of next May. The
sanctions follow an investigation into underage drinking allegations
during Bid Day activities.