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UTA In The News — Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

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Political science chair outlines Michelle Obama's s agenda

KDFW/FOX 4 interviewed Rebecca Deen, associate professor and chair of the UT Arlington Department of Political Science, about First Lady Michelle Obama and how she will likely use her husband’s second term in office to leave her own legacy. “I think that one thing that’s been clear about Mrs. Obama is that she has wanted to focus on issues that are important to working women. And I would see that she would continue that,” Deen said.

Professional organization honors chemistry associate professor

UT Arlington Associate Professor Kevin Schug will be honored with the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science at the Pittcon 2013 conference in March, Lab Manager reported. The award, sponsored by Agilent Technologies and administered by the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society, recognizes and encourages outstanding contributions to the field of separation science by a young chemist or chemical engineer within 10 years of their highest degree. Pittcon is the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science. It is organized by The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania not-for-profit educational corporation which is comprised of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).

TV stations discuss economics assistant professor's research

Joshua Price, a UT Arlington assistant professor of economics, cautioned against judging Delmon Young's new contract with the Philadelphia Phillies without knowing exactly what went into the negotiations, WCAU Channel 10 in Philadelphia, KNTV Channel 11 in the Bay Area and many other websites reported. Some of Young's contract is linked to weight loss. Price worked with John Cawley, who runs Cornell University's Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities, on a weight-loss study.

Assistant professor of sociology says society wants heroes

The Buffalo (NY) News interviewed Krystal Beamon, UT Arlington assistant professor of sociology, about Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who despite being linked to a double murder in 2000, is highly celebrated and often commended for his Christian faith. “We adopt this narrative that he’s reformed and he loves the Lord and he’s a better man,” Beamon said. “We want to believe that. That’s how important sports are in our society and how much we want heroes.”