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UTA In The News — Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Eliminating a health threat

A study conducted by researchers at UT Arlington recently found the elimination of malaria in the American South in the 1930s was likely due to public health interventions, Vaccine News Daily reported. The study, titled “Eliminating Malaria in the American South: An Analysis of the Decline of Malaria in 1930s Alabama,” was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health. Previous studies hypothesized that the eradication of malaria in the region during that time period was the result of farmers abandoning their fields. Daniel Sledge, professor of political science at UT Arlington and leader of the study, said public health programs were responsible for the elimination of the disease.

Record labels doing okay

Major record labels have capitalized on iTunes to maintain the same advantages that they held previously through physical media distribution networks, a recently published paper by UT Arlington Assistant Professor David Arditi says as reported by TMC Net.

Artist emerging

Stephen Lapthisophon, a UT Arlington visiting assistant professor of Art and Art History, opened his Dallas Museum of Art exhibit Sunday, The Dallas Morning News and reported. Lapthisophon's solo exhibition runs through March 30, 2014. Lapthisophon, who is legally blind, is a Dallas artist. His exhibit is the latest installment of the Concentrations series that focuses on internationally emerging and underrepresented artists.

Drones as crime fighters

Andrew Clark, UT Arlington associate professor of communication, was interviewed in a CW 33 KDAF story about the use of drones by law enforcement agencies.

Suicide link examined

The effect of anti-bullying videos is being questioned after two students committed suicide within days of each other in Illinois and Nevada, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, the Baltimore Sun and the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call reported. The articles cited a UT Arlington study that showed students attending schools with bullying prevention programs were more likely to have experienced peer victimization, compared to those attending schools without bullying prevention programs.

Suppressing speech?

Quoting a UT Arlington study, some commentators on Fox News said anti-bullying laws suppress students' free speech and do nothing to combat bullying, Generation Progress reported.

Sanctions announced

The University of Texas at Arlington has suspended its chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon for three years for underage drinking violations, The Dallas Morning News, Fox 4, WFAA and several other media outlets reported. Alpha Tau Omega, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Chi are on probation through the end of next May. The sanctions follow an investigation into underage drinking allegations during Bid Day activities.