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UTA In The News — Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Job opportunities and the ACA

Margarita Trevino, UT Arlington clinical assistant professor and director of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health in the College of Nursing, was interviewed in a Univision Conexion Texas special on the Affordable Healthcare Act. She discussed the job opportunities the new law might bring. The special was set to air in Dallas, Houston and several other cities.

"Everyday Glory"

Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush received a private tour of "Everyday Glory," a new exhibit by Sedrick Huckaby, assistant professor of art and art history. The exhibit will be on display at the Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Dallas until Jan. 11, 2014. Read more at the Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden website.

Business and diversity

A recent UT Arlington study contends that service-oriented businesses that want to succeed with minority customers should consider hiring frontline employees who represent those ethnic groups, particularly when the business caters to Hispanics or Asians, Science Codex reported. Elten Briggs, associate professor of marketing, co-authored the paper that was recently published in the Journal of Business Research.

Anti-bullying study cited

A recent UT Arlington study found that students at schools that employ anti-bullying initiatives could face more bullying than schools who don’t have such measures, reported. Seokjin Jeong, an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at UT Arlington and lead author of the study, which was published in the Journal of Criminology, said one possible reason for this would be that bullies learn the language of these anti-bullying methods.

Lottery logic

With the Mega Millions lottery eclipsing the $580 million mark for tonight's drawing, the St. Louis Park Patch, Burlington (Mass.) Patch and several other Patch community newspaper blogs offered some of the reasons people fork out the money for lottery tickets even though their odds of winning decrease. The story, originally in the Chicago Tribune, quoted Daniel Levine, a professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Arlington, who said people often make decisions in terms of what's possible rather than what's probable. "They're drawn to the fact that there is a chance that they'll win, and they're not thinking about the numbers. Our decisions don't always fall into a rational model."