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UTA In The News — Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

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NBC: What drives attitudes toward immigrants?

NBC Latino interviewed Jared Kenworthy, UT Arlington associate professor of psychology, and co-author of a study that examined group-level narcissism, which is linked to negative attitudes toward undocumented Latino immigrants. “This is the more macho version. It’s the feeling that the group is superior to every other group and is entitled to be treated better than any other group,” Kenworthy said.

Chemistry professor All-Star

Daniel Armstrong, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington and a pioneer of pseudophase separation, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society, reported.

Weight-loss incentives

Medical reported that researchers at UT Arlington found that employees were more likely to lose weight if employers offered financial incentives in company-run weight loss programs. “We discovered that the best results for weight loss were through a more regular payment of refundable participation feeds,” said Joshua Price, a UT Arlington assistant professor of economics and co-author of the study.

Outstanding teachers honored

Nine UT Arlington faculty members across various disciplines have been recognized by the University of Texas System Board of Regents for demonstrating extraordinary classroom performance and innovation at the undergraduate level, and reported.

Well water study shows elevated contaminants

A recently published study by researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’ Barnett Shale, the Tucson reported.

Collaborative research

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram mentioned that the Texas Medical Research Collaborative, partners with UT Arlington as well as other universities, healthcare providers and corporations in support of healthcare.

Expert advice for student veterans

U.S. News & World Report University Directory mentioned UT Arlington’s student-run newspaper, The Shorthorn, in a story about experts’ advice to student veterans returning to school. The paper interviewed Lisa Skier, program coordinator of Grace After Fire, a Texas-based women’s veteran organization. “First, get help when you need it. Don’t wait and try to do it yourself. That’s why we are here, to help out. Second, get involved,” Skier told The Shorthorn.