A Nature World News
article detailed that the United States is seeing the most cases of
malaria in 40 years. The article quoted a recent study led by Daniel
Sledge, assistant professor of political science, that recently found
the elimination of malaria in the American South in the 1930s was likely
due to public health interventions. "We found that targeted public
health interventions, supported by the federally backed development of
state and local public health infrastructure, led to the decline of
malaria despite widespread and deep-seated poverty" in the American
South, Sledge said.
Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science,
said President John F. Kennedy was remade after his death. "He did speak
on civil rights, he talked about it, but he never got much legislation
through." Saxe was quoted in a comprehensive story on JFK and how the
former president continues to hold an important but complicated place in
African-Americans' thoughts and beliefs, the Associated Press reported. Several media websites ran the AP story, including: the Bismark (N.D.) Tribune, the La Crosse (Wisc.) Tribune, 590 KLBJ in Austin, the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff, the Boston Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A place to interact
Don Gatzke, dean of the UT Arlington School of Architecture dean, told the Fort Worth Business Press that a
vibrant downtown is a vitally important part of a community in a story
about the opening of Sundance Square Plaza. “It is the center of the
city,” Gatzke said. “It’s an antidote to the digital world, a place
where humans can truly interact.”
A network of faster and more precise storm detection radar units is
expected to provide up to 20 minutes of additional warning time when the
spring storm season flares up in Dallas-Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. At UT Arlington, the civil engineering department will use
data collected by the network to analyze flash flooding in urban
environments. “This is where hydrology meets meteorology,” associate
professor D.J. Seo has said.
Keeping an advantage
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 and published in Rusty Knuckles, a website that features a custom merchandise company and an independent record label.
Brittany Byrd was named a finalist for the Good Works Under 40 honor, The Dallas Morning News
reported. Byrd, a UT Arlington graduate, founded Girls Embracing
Mothers Inc., a group aimed at helping girls ages 7 to 17 visit their
mothers in prison.
David Gappa has opened Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery in Grapevine, The Dallas Morning News
reported in a feature story. The studio offers classes in glassblowing,
which Gappa learned while earning his degree from UT Arlington.