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UTA In The News — Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Conference questions

Reports that UT Arlington would soon leave the Western Athletic Conference to become a member of the Sun Belt are premature, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The reports come amid news that a dramatic shakeup among mid-major conferences is in the works and to the apparent detriment of the WAC. Conference USA and the Mountain West plan to merge and form a conference that would ultimately include 18 to 24 teams, including North Texas and UT San Antonio. UTSA, like UT Arlington, is only months from beginning membership in the WAC. Similar reports appeared in the Seattle Times and the Orlando Sentinel.

College of Business lecturer recognized

Dennis Veit, a lecturer in the UT Arlington College of Business, was mentioned in the Dallas Business Journal’s Executive People on the Move. Veit has been awarded the Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding Advising Award – Primary Advising Role – by the National Academic Advising Association.

CPR performance research reported that researchers from the UT Arlington College of Nursing and the Department of Kinesiology found that visual feedback worked best on CPR performance by trained rescuers who performed the 30:2 ratio – rather than hands-only CPR – for 10 minutes. “The visual feedback was continuous. The auditory feedback lagged,” said Carolyn L. Cason, interim vice president for research and leader on this study.

Perchlorate and breast milk research reported that a team led by Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UT Arlington, has found evidence that breast-fed babies can metabolize the environmental contaminant perchlorate, decreasing their risks of detrimental developmental effects from exposure. The research suggests a link between this characteristic and bifidobacteria, bacteria that is plentiful in the digestive systems of breast-fed babies.

Carlon to be inducted into Southland Conference Hall of Honor

Former UT Arlington athletics director Pete Carlon will soon be inducted into the Southland Conference's Hall of Honor as the Class of 2012, reported. Carlon will be enshrined during the Southland's annual Honors Ceremony and Dinner May 22 at the San Luis Resort and Convention Center in Galveston.