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UTA In The News — Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

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Exploring family trees

A Fort Worth Star-Telegram report about archival research at the National Archives at Fort Worth, the government’s second largest repository of records from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, included a quote from Donna Akers, an associate professor at UT Arlington, who teaches a course on Native Americans. The information at the archives center is  significant because documenting first-hand accounts from older Indian relatives can be challenging as they age. Additionally, Indian languages have been disappearing, Akers said.

Organizing complexity

Li Zeng, a UT Arlington assistant professor of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, has received a $142,223 National Science Foundation grant to develop a mathematical method of ensuring for consistency in various manufacturing processes that produce complex data, News Fix (Toronto) reported.

A theory on shaking

A series of recent earthquakes in northern Parker County could have been a domino effect triggered by a single injection well, John Wickham, a UT Arlington professor of earth and environmental sciences, told the Weatherford Democrat.

A historic day remembered

Evelyn Barker, UT Arlington Libraries director of marketing and communications, spoke live this morning to KTVT/CBS 11 about the President John F. Kennedy photography exhibit at the UT Arlington Central Library. Most people know how that fateful day ended in 1963, but few know how it began, Barker said. The exhibit shows a happy first couple visiting Fort Worth where JFK gave his last public speech.

A chance to shine

UT Arlington was mentioned in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about the $276 million that the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four is expected to bring to the Texas economy. Being in the national and international spotlight again gives Arlington an opportunity to show off assets, such as The University of Texas at Arlington and its major employers, which could yield future economic development opportunities, Arlington Deputy City Manager Theron Bowman said.

New law needs young people

World on Campus interviewed Daniel Sledge, a UT Arlington assistant professor of political science, for a story about the Affordable Care Act and young adults.

A musical force on campus

The Dallas Observer interviewed Gunther Schuller, Pulitzer Prize winner, composer and conductor about his work this week with ensemble students from UT Arlington and SMU as guest artist-in-residence. also reported on Schuller’s upcoming appearances.

Kennedy's place in history

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun (Penn.) carried an Associated Press story that quoted Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about President John F. Kennedy’s complex place in black history.

Bullying programs backfire?

News Fix (Toronto) reported on a study by Seokjin Jeong, UT Arlington assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, that showed youth are more likely to be bullied at schools with anti-bullying programs.

Asking for public help

UT Arlington police investigating a rash of recent robberies of cellphones or wallets released a surveillance video on Thursday that shows two men who match the description of robbers who stole cellphones from women on Oct. 30, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. A total of six robberies have been reported since Oct. 22. Four suspects were arrested after one robbery on Nov. 3.

Research recognized

The North Dallas Gazette reported that Erika Pribanic-Smith, a UT Arlington assistant professor of communication, has received a national award for her research into how women used 19th century magazines to rally support for the preservation of George Washington’s estate.

Housing boom

Interest in privately built student housing continues to boom around The University of Texas at Arlington, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.