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UTA In The News — Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

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After-hour emails, texts

People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not and that can interfere with their personal lives, a new study from a UT Arlington management researcher shows, Phys.org, The Beacon Review, Newsroom America, eScience News, Psych Central and several other media websites reported. Marcus Butts, UT Arlington associate professor in the College of Business' Department of Management, is lead author on a study recently published in the Academy of Management Journal.

Relieving pain

Kurzweilai.net and Red Orbit reported on a new study led by Samarendra Mohanty, UT Arlington assistant physics professor, which shows for the first time how a small area of the brain can be optically stimulated to control pain.

Trends in educational technology

George Siemens talked about the digitization of the university and other higher education distance learning trends as part of a question-and-answer article in The Pie News. Siemens is the UT Arlington executive director and professor for the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge research lab.

Costly concept

Allowing Texans to carry concealed handguns on college campuses has a hefty price tag, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The plan could cost them nearly $50 million in coming years. Projections from the University of Texas System alone, which includes the University of Texas at Arlington, show that implementing the bill could cost $39 million over six years, with most of that cost at the health institutions, according to paperwork submitted to the Legislature.

Hackathon event attracts hundreds of students

Hundreds of high school and college students pulled an all-nighter at Dallas’ first major hackathon, The Dallas Morning News reported. UT Arlington students -- along with students from other North Texas colleges and businesses -- helped organize HackDFW.

OSHA training

Matt Kerr, director of the UT Arlington OSHA Training Institute Education Center, will be one of the featured speakers at the Midland Energy Expo April 14-15 in Midland, the PB Oil & Gas reported. Kerr's presentation will be about accident investigation.