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UTA In The News — Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Sabherwal co-authors study on overconfident CEOs

ScienceNewsline and e! Science News published a new study co-authored by Sanjiv Sabherwal, UT Arlington associate professor of finance/real estate, which found that overconfident CEOs can put companies at risk. Researchers said CEOs need to demonstrate strong leadership and good decision-making skills, but leaders with overconfidence can involve their companies in riskier ventures and put investors’ funds at risk. The study is published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Dulaney helps launch new online Handbook of African American Texas

The Dallas Morning News columnist Norma Adams-Wade wrote about the new online Handbook of African American Texas and the role that UT Arlington History Chair W. Marvin Dulaney played in the project. He helped the Texas State Historical Association launch the project on June 19. He also wrote the lead essay and other key entries in the handbook.

Black receives national honor

Beverly Black, professor in the School of Social Work at UT Arlington, has been chosen as the Best Reviewer for 2013 for the Journal of Social Work Education, the Council on Social Work Education website announced. Her work was noted as outstanding among 127 Journal of Social Work Education reviewers for the past year. Editorial Advisory Board members praised Black for the comprehensiveness and organization of her reviews and for her exceptional ability to balance critique of an author’s work with encouragement for improvement.

Smith discusses new film interviewed Ya’Ke Smith, the Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at UT Arlington, about his new film, Heaven. The film delves into the issue of sex trafficking. “My goal is to challenge the mind of the audience. Film can force us to deal with our issues and prevent us from avoiding the ugly truth. It is a mirror, and I want to reflect the nature of who we are,” Smith said.

Cawthon discusses British monarchy and impending royal birth

The Himalayan Times (Nepal) and (Paris) published a Yahoo! story that quoted Elisabeth Cawthon, UT Arlington associate professor of history, about baby shower etiquette and the British monarchy. Prince William and Duchess Kate likely would make an official statement asking subjects not to send gifts. “If they allow something, it would be to limit a donation to charity,” Cawthon said.

Saxe analyzes Egypt's military coup

KOSA/CBS 7 (Odessa) interviewed Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about Egypt’s military coup. “I think what the Army is going to say at some point, if they can regain control… is they will announce a new constitution or amendments of the old constitution and some kind of an election later on,” Saxe said.

MAX schedule announced

KTVT/CBS 11 announced the new bus service schedule for Metro Arlington Express that will launch August 19 between UT Arlington and the Trinity Railway Express.