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UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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The real deal on "Black Friday"

Traci Freling, a UT Arlington assistant professor of marketing, spoke with KTVT/CBS 11 about "Black Friday" and retail marketing gimmicks that lure shoppers in when they might get as good — or better — a deal online. Freling teaches a class on Black Friday and said she personally avoids shopping on that day.

Psychology professor honored

Robert Gatchel, chair of the UT Arlington psychology department, has received Texas Psychological Association’s 2011 Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, that group’s most prestigious honor, the Dallas Business Journal's Executive People On the Move reported. The award is given to a psychologist “who has a long and distinguished record of exemplary professional service" and is recognized by his colleagues in and outside the field of psychology.

Roving Museum of Photography

Showcasing a number of photographic images, The University of Texas at Arlington’s “Roving Museum of Photography” made use of a 24-foot U-Haul truck as display space on Dragon Street in Dallas, D Magazine's Front Row blog reported. This is a semi-annual outing for UT Arlington students and has become an expected method of exhibiting art on the Dallas gallery scene. Striving for exposure and welcoming camaraderie, these non-traditional venues act as a counterpoint to the often sterile, stereotypical gallery experience.

Honorable achievement

U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis becomes the Chief Judge of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas in January, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported. Judge Davis is a UT Arlington alum.

Great Woman of Texas

Hollace Ava Weiner, a UT Arlington alumna who has published numerous books, was named a Great Woman of Texas by the Fort Worth Business Press. She was one of 17 outstanding North Texas women honored Nov. 9 at the Fort Worth Club. Deborreh McCormick Wallace, customer relations manager at UT Arlington's TMAC (formerly the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center) in Fort Worth, also was among this year's winners.

Urban drilling

The chair of the Dallas gas drilling task force mentioned UT Arlington in a Q&A with the Dallas Observer’s Unfair Dallas blog. Lois Finkelman said: “There are certainly examples of cities that have had urban drilling for decades, like Los Angeles, places like UT Arlington that have it on campus and it seems to work.”