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UTA In The News — Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

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Acclaimed behavioral researcher joins UTA

Kay-Yut Chen, a renowned behavioral and experimental researcher from Yahoo! and Hewlett-Packard, will join The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Business in the Information Systems and Operations Management Department in the fall, MarketWatch, KSTC 45 of Minneapolis, KCEN TV of Temple, L.A. Biz, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and several other websites reported.

Education researcher receives two grants for study

A UT Arlington nursing professor is researching the experiences master’s degree students have when taking online courses versus face to face, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Ronda Mintz-Binder received two grants from education company Academic Partnerships to start the multiyear study.

Bound for Success

UT Arlington unveiled its Bound for Success program with the Grand Prairie and Mansfield school districts, The Dallas Morning News' Best Southwest Neighbors section reported. The early admissions program’s goal is to increase the number of high school students who earn a college degree. The partnership provides advising support for high school students in the two school districts.

Workplace violence prevention

Most incidents of workplace violence could have been prevented, James Campbell Quick, a UT Arlington management professor, wrote in a guest column for Business Management Daily. A supportive workplace is one that works daily to keep violence at bay, using a three-stage strategy of primary, secondary and third-level prevention.

Major League Baseball draft firsts for UTA

Three UT Arlington baseball players were drafted in the first 10 rounds of Major League Baseball's draft for the first time ever, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and several other media outlets reported. The three players were: Zach Thompson, a right-handed pitcher who went in the fifth round to the Chicago White Sox; Greg McCall, a catcher who went in round 9 to the Milwaukee Brewers; and Matt Shortall, an outfielder who went in round 10 to the Philadelphia Phillies. A fourth UT Arlington player, left-fielder Ryan Bottger, was drafted in round 12 by the Houston Astros.

Greene: "We should all expect more..."

In a system of government where we depend on the knowledge of people with a purpose they can define, we should all expect more from students pursuing college degrees, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram op-ed piece written by Richard Greene said. Greene is an adjunct associate professor in UT Arlington's School of Urban and Public Affairs. He also is a former Arlington mayor and served as an appointee of President George W. Bush as regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency.