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UTA In The News — Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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UTA part of NASA consortium

UT Arlington is the latest member to join NASA’s Systems Engineering Consortium, which is funded by Marshall Space Flight Center and Langley Research Center, Intelligent Aerospace reported. The group is investigating best ways to design aerospace systems.

STEM Academy

ASEE First Bell noted reports that UT Arlington is partnering with the Arlington school district to launch a new STEM Academy. The story initially appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Power of sabbaticals

Jim Quick, a distinguished professor of leadership and organizational behavior in the UT Arlington College of Business, was quoted by The Wall Street Journal about the power of sabbaticals in a story about the benefits of Alex Rodriguez's season-long suspension from baseball. Quick co-authored a comprehensive study of university sabbaticals, published in 2010 in the Journal of Applied Psychology, and found that professors tend to be less stressed and more likely to do better work after they return. The study suggested one way for employees to maximize their mental health: ignore their work calls, emails and all other reminders of the office. “There are real benefits if you can get away and put yourself in a different place,” Quick said.

Subway needs new campaign

KRLD/1080 AM (CBS Radio) interviewed Elten Briggs, an associate professor of marketing in the UT Arlington College of Business, about former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, who pleaded guilty Wednesday to child pornography charges. The trouble comes as Subway faces declining sales. “I think the best thing, but it’s not going to be an easy thing, would be to find a way to replace Jared as the face of Subway, whether it be a person or a new campaign,” Briggs said.

UTA professors featured

Dallas Morning News columnist Norma Adams-Wade wrote about an upcoming panel discussion that will examine the 1955 murder of Emmett Till and its impact for a new generation. W. Marvin Dulaney, UT Arlington professor and history chair, will give an overview and lead the panel discussion that also includes UTA criminology and criminal justice professor Robert Bing.