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UTA In The News — Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

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Consumer purchases

Lawrence Chonko, the Thomas McMahon Professor in Business Ethics in the UT Arlington College of Business, was among a panel of business professors interviewed on Dallas NPR affiliate, KERA 90.1 FM yesterday, for the program, “Think with Krys Boyd.” They discussed how consumers’ purchases are impacted by what they know about the businesses they support.

Ashley Madison hacking attack

WFAA/ABC 8 interviewed Matthew Wright, a UT Arlington associate professor of computer science and engineering, about a hacking attack on AshleyMadison.com, a website for married people searching for other married people with whom they can have an affair. The hackers released private information for 32 million accounts and threaten to release even more details. “Never before have we seen such clear personal information of such a sensitive nature get out on such a large scale,” Wright said. Several businesses are now investigating workers for using government computers to access the site.

Regents approve WNBA play at UTA

WFAA/ABC 8 and Hoopfeed.com reported that the UT System Board of Regents has approved an agreement that will allow the WNBA team, the Tulsa Shock, to play the next five seasons at UT Arlington’s College Park Center.

Former Movin' Mavs player featured

KTVT/CBS 11’s “This Is Texas” segment featured William Hernandez, a UT Arlington College of Engineering alumnus and former athlete, who won three national championships with the UTA Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team in the 1990s. Hernandez is the founder of Per4Max, a company that makes custom-fit wheelchairs for active disabled individuals worldwide. The broadcast story was also featured on the station’s website, CBSDFW.com.