Tracking medical 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 Southwest
Medical Center at Dallas to develop data mining tools for electronic
health records, Clinical Innovation.com
reported. Electronic medical record data mining is increasingly being
recognized as a potential bonanza for conducting identifying high-risk
patients and helping improve healthcare.
Talking sports with a legend
ESPN KESN 103.3 FM
interviewed Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN and the latest speaker in
the Maverick Speakers Series, recently. Rasmussen dove into a number of
subjects, including the saturation of sports on radio airwaves, the
specialization of sports on ESPN and the network's international
Bullying study cited
A UT Arlington criminology professor released a study recently
suggesting anti-bullying programs in schools can actually create more
bullies, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
reported. He based a large portion of his study on surveys from 7,001
6th-10th grade students in 195 U.S. schools. Seokjin Jeong, the UT
Arlington professor, is becoming popular on the Internet because his
findings are in opposition to the common perception that the bullying
prevention programs actually help protect students from harassment and
"peer victimization" -- what he calls it -- by their peers.
The effect of anti-bullying videos are being questioned after two
students committed suicide within days of each other in Illinois and
Nevada, the Idaho Statesman
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. One News Now and NESCA News and Notes
published a similar anti-bullying story that highlighted the UT
Arlington study's results. NESCA is the Neuropsychology & Education
Services for Children & Adolescents.
Professor's art on display
Stephen Lapthisophon, a UT Arlington visiting assistant professor of
Art and Art History, used a variety of media including bacon fat, coffee
grounds and egg shells to open his Dallas Museum of Art exhibit Sunday,
The Dallas Morning News' GuideLive and CBS 11 KTVT
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.
A political action committee endorsing a $490 million Fort Worth
school bond package received a $10,000 donation from the company hired
by the district to oversee planning and pre-construction services for
the bond, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. James Campbell Quick, professor of leadership and
organizational behavior at the University of Texas at Arlington, and
Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington political science associate professor, were
quoted in the story about the ethics and legitimacy of the donation.
A new home for fossils
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science have taken over some Arlington fossils a UT Arlington graduate had helped discover, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.