Skip to content. Skip to main navigation.

UTA In The News — Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bookmark and Share

Poem discovery

UT Arlington associate professor of English Cedrick May wrote in the Yale Alumni Magazine a first person account of the discovery of a previously unpublished poem by 18th Century slave Jupiter Hammon, the first African American writer to publish in America. The new work, "An Essay on Slavery," represents a shift in Hammon’s thinking about the nature of slavery itself.

International concerns

Brent Sasley, a UT Arlington assistant professor of political science, takes a critical look at national security decision-making in Israel and suggests some ways to strengthen it in a column on The Atlantic web site. Sasley said it's hard to have confidence in Israel's ability to plan for non-military consequences of a military strike on Iran simply because Jerusalem tends to avoid such planning.

Concussion test research

When researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and Dublin City University tested healthy non-athletes with ImPACT concussion testing software, it misidentified concussions in 22 to 46 percent of them, according to Active Times website. The study, authored by UT Arlington assistant professor of kinesiology Jacob Resch, was also featured on the MedIndia website. Resch said health care providers, including physicians and athletic trainers, should be aware that it may take multiple tests to confirm a concussion.

New engineering leader

Khosrow Behbehani, a noted biomedical researcher, inventor and chairman of The University of Texas at Arlington Department of Bioengineering, has been appointed dean of the university’s College of Engineering, the Fort Worth Business Press reported. Behbehani joined UT Arlington in 1985 and has been chairman of his department since 2002.

Going tobacco free

The University of Texas at Arlington’s tobacco-free campus was mentioned in a D Healthcare Daily story about efforts to create a statewide smoking ban. For the fourth consecutive legislative session, the drive to create a statewide smoking ban in most public places and indoor worksites went up in smoke. UT Arlington’s policy was also mentioned in a KXAS/NBC 5 story about efforts to ban smoking at Texas Woman’s University.