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UTA In The News — Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Seo to design prototype that predicts flash flooding reported that UT Arlington Associate Civil Engineering Professor D.J. Seo is designing a first-of-its-kind prototype that predicts flash flooding. “The prototype will provide timely and location-specific information of what’s happening currently and in the immediate future when flash flooding occurs,” Seo said.

Cyberbullying on college campuses bringing new ethical issues, Yoon says

Science and e! Science News reported on research by UT Arlington Associate Education Professor Jiyoon Yoon that examined cyberbullying at the collegiate level. “We hope our study will lead universities to ask themselves ‘What does the university do to help minimize cyberbullying in academe?”

Price research noted in story about jobs that pay for pounds lost

In its story about employers that are increasingly offering cash and other incentives to motivate workers to lose weight, Medical noted research co-authored by Joshua Price, UT Arlington assistant professor of economics. The research found that the success of such employer-sponsored weight-loss programs depends largely on the type and frequency of rewards offered to employees.

Sabherwal research shows that overconfident CEOs can put companies at risk reported on 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.

Gray honored by American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing has named Jennifer Gray, interim dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing, as one of 172 nursing leaders to be inducted into its 2013 Class of Fellows, the Dallas Business Journal Executive People on the Move noted.

MIDEA awards equipment and project minigrants to UT Arlington, six other Texas institutions

UT Arlington is among seven Texas institutions that have been awarded a minigrant from the NMC’s Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts, TMCNet.comDigital Journal and other media reported. UT Arlington’s award will support the development of The Campbell-Dowdy African Art Collection website, giving the collection a responsive online presence that will provide educational information and raise awareness to attract prospective donors.