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UTA In The News — Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

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Bullying research in Time

A Time magazine Ideas piece featured a study by Seokjin Jeong, UT Arlington assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, that suggested anti-bullying programs in schools could be having the opposite of their intended effect. Jeong and his co-authors examined 7,000 kids at 195 different schools and found that children who attended schools with anti-bullying programs were more likely to experience bullying than children who attended schools without such programs.

University JFK exhibit highlighted

An Associated Press compilation of exhibits around the country coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy featured the UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections exhibit of 80 photos, The photos, some rarely seen, show JFK and the first lady during their visit to Fort Worth, just before he arrived in Dallas. Numerous media outlets in Texas and the U.S. carried the story, including The Denver Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer,  the Charlotte Observer and the Austin American-Statesman.

Column features School of Architecture graduate

Fred Perpall, a graduate of UT Arlington’s School of Architecture who became CEO of Beck Group in January, was the subject of a Dallas Morning News column on his unique transition into the company’s top job. Dean Don Gatzke was also quoted and said Perpall’s promotion to CEO “shows remarkable confidence in Fred and also a trusting in a new generation. It’s a well-placed trust.”

Engineers' battery research showcased

Two UT Arlington engineering faculty members have won a $152,077 Office of Naval Research grant to study the thermal properties of lithium-ion batteries and devise better designs for cooling and operating them safely on Navy ships and planes, the website Smart Energy Universe reported. David Wetz, electrical engineering assistant professor, and Ankur Jain, aerospace and mechanical engineering assistant professor, are working collaboratively on the research effort.

Editorial congratulates UT Arlington team

The Dallas Morning News editorial page included kudos for physics faculty at UT Arlington. UT Arlington professors, as well as faculty at SMU and UT Dallas, worked on the particle collider that figured prominently in the Nobel in physics that scientists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert won for their discovery of the “God particle.”

Huffington Post story quotes College of Business professor

James Campbell Quick, professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at UT Arlington, was quoted in a Huffington Post piece on the Sunday Night Blues -- a combination of realizing weekend fun is coming to an end and anticipating the beginning of five days of pressure. Quick recommends getting your feelings out on paper. “It's like flushing a toilet: You get it out on paper and you have flushed your system out,” he said.

Sculpture assistant professor lauds Sky Mirror at AT&T Stadium

Award-winning sculptor Darryl Lauster, an assistant professor of art and sculpture at UT Arlington, was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about the new $10 million, Sky Mirror sculpture at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. “They’ve brought contemporary, cutting-edge art to a stadium,” he said.