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UTA In The News — Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

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Furlough Fallout

James Campbell Quick, a professor in the UT Arlington College of Business' Goolsby Academy, offered expert insight into the psychological toll on federal workers following the government shutdown and furloughs, The Washington Post's On Leadership blog reported. Quick holds the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy and is Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Family Violence

A national Associated Press story tried to explain the inexplicable in a series of four mass killing of families that took place in Arizona, New York Texas and South Carolina. The acts began on the final weekend of October, which was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Alejandro del Carmen, chair of the UT Arlington Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, said it might seem as if deadly violence has increased because the Internet and social media delivers vivid news from everywhere in almost real time but added, "It's another week of random violence in America." The Huffington Post, WFAA, Austin American-Statesman, San Francisco Chronicle, KHOU Channel 11 (Houston), Cleveland Plain Dealer (OH) and dozens of other media websites published the story.

Squared Away

Tourists land in Fort Worth, ready to kick up their heels with some cowboys and culture, and promptly hustle over to Sundance Square Plaza, which opens today, reported. Don Gatzke, UT Arlington dean of School of Architecture, says that unlike Victory Plaza, Sundance Square seems to have the recipe for success. “There’s a wider variety of spaces and scale of space in Sundance Square than there is in Victory Park. They’re different situations. Victory was new construction, trying to add an element to the city. Fort Worth had the advantage of this being in the center of an already intact fabric.”

Mission Accomplished

Priscila Caçola, UT Arlington assistant professor of kinesiology, hit her fundraising goals to help with research on Developmental Coordination Disorder, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Student recognized as engineering leader of tomorrow

UT Arlington's Yayu "Monica" Hew, an aerospace engineering and physics student, was among the award winners in Penton's Aviation Week's "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The Twenty20s," WAND Channel 17 in Decatur, Ill., Fresh News, WAFB in Phoenix, Az., WCIV 4 in Charleston, S.C., and many other media outlets reported. The awards, produced in partnership with Raytheon, recognize top engineering, math, science and technology students.

Lamster to join panel

Mark Lamster, UT Arlington architecture professor in practice and Dallas Morning News architecture critic, will be part of a panel discussing Mark Birnbaum's documentary short, Pilot Grove Church, Dallas Art News reported.