National Public Radio’s Morning Edition reported on efforts to eliminate malaria and included comments from political science Assistant Professor Daniel Sledge. He recently analyzed what factors helped eliminate malaria in the rural South in the 1930s.
A Chicago Tribune article about a large Mega Millions jackpot featured comments from psychology Professor Daniel Levine. He said people often make decisions in terms of what’s possible rather than what’s probable.
Architectural historian Kathryn Holliday was among the experts quoted in a New York Times story examining the Renzo Piano Pavilion, the sustainable expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Holliday is the director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at UT Arlington.
In a USA Today story, sociology Professor Ben Agger said a recent drunken driving fatality case involving a privileged Texas teen might change parenting decisions. The accident killed four people. The teen received probation after his attorneys blamed the crash on “affluenza.”
LAUREL SPRINGER MAYO
U.S. News & World Report quoted Laurel Springer Mayo in an article about what students should consider before enrolling in online courses. She is the director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge research lab.