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UTA In The News — Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Ickes on Armstrong's apology

570 AM/KLIF interviewed UT Arlington Distinguished Professor of Psychology William Ickes about Lance Armstrong’s expected admission to using performance-enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career. Ickes agreed with research that shows a public apology can help to redeem a person’s image. But in Armstrong’s case, he doesn’t think the public will forgive the cyclist right away. “Because the lies persisted for so long, he’s going to have to spend a fair amount of time telling the truth, making amends, apologizing,” Ickes said. “He spent a long time digging this hole that he’s in, so he’s going to have to spend a long time climbing back out of it.”

Discovery News features Rodrigues research

Discovery News reported on research into the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest led by Jorge Rodrigues, assistant professor of biology at UT Arlington. “We knew that if you cut the trees, the animals will disappear, but we didn’t know what happened to the microbes,” Rodrigues said. “We showed for the first time, in the case of the Amazon, you would see losses of microbe species when moving land use from the forest to the pasture.”

Student's life lessons shared with Star-Telegram readers

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Other Voices carried an op-ed by Austan Pierce, 20, an advertising major at UT Arlington and member of the Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team. Pierce described the challenges and opportunities he has experienced living with Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer.