UTA Professors recognized by NSF
Frederick MacDonnell and Qiming Zhang, professors in
chemistry/biochemistry and physics at UT Arlington, respectively, were
award recipients in the National Science Foundation's Sustainable
Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Science Awards, Media Newswire reported. The two were part of 101 professors and researchers that shared $49 million in grants under the initiative.
Mining medical e-records
The National Science Foundation has awarded three collaborative
grants amounting to $892,587 to The University of Texas at Arlington,
Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center at Dallas to develop data mining tools for electronic
health records, FierceEMR.com reported.
Electronic medical record data mining is increasingly being recognized
as a potential bonanza for identifying high-risk patients and helping
Music industry building walls to limit data
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 Phys.org.
Concussions and the classroom
Jacob Resch, UT Arlington assistant professor of kinesiology, was interviewed in a KLIF 570
story about the impact concussions have on students returning to the
classroom. He said even though it may not seem beneficial at the time,
it's important for students to take the proper amount of time off until
the brain recovers.
The Urban Land Institute Urban Land
magazine featured a story about improving health in rural Lamar, Colo.,
through providing a better built environment. Brian Guenzel, planner
and director of the UT Arlington Institute of Urban Studies, served on
the advisory panel that made recommendations to Lamar officials.
The University of Texas at Arlington suspended local fraternity Sigma
Phi Epsilon for three years and placed three other fraternities on
probation in connection with incidents of underage drinking and holding
unregistered parties, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
Effect of anti-bullying videos questioned
The effect of anti-bullying videos are being questioned after two
students committed suicide within days of each other in Illinois and
Nevada, the Sacramento Bee, the Morris (Illinois) Daily Herald, the Bangor (Maine) Daily News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
reported in carrying a Los Angeles Times story. 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. A story in the Children's Hospital Blog
urged more awareness of bullying consequences during October, which is
National Bullying Prevention Month. The article quoted a UT Arlington
study that showed bullying prevention programs sometimes help bullies
hone their harassment skills. The UT Arlington study also was mentioned
in a Brain Blogger
column that agreed about the ineffectiveness of anti-bullying
campaigns. The column said bullying is a relationship problem and should
be studied as such. A column in the Rome (N.Y.) Sentinel quoted the UT Arlington study and urged lawmakers to reconsider cyberbullying legislation.