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UTA In The News — Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Charting business success

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 Daily reported. Elten Briggs, associate professor of marketing, co-authored the paper that was recently published in the Journal of Business Research.

Showing sustainability

UT Arlington has chosen to quantify its sustainability progress with an annual sustainability report, reported. Global Reporting Initiative, a leading international standard for corporate responsibility reporting, said UT Arlington's report is in the minority of university-produced examples and mirrors corporate citizenship strategy.

A new way to spot storms

The newest CASA radar unit, installed Tuesday in Midlothian, could be the first of several new low-level radars that will provide Dallas-Fort Worth with a detailed look at developing thunderstorms and tornadoes this spring, KDFW Fox 4 reported. The first CASA radar unit installed in North Texas was at UT Arlington, Fox 4's Chief Meteorologist Dan Henry said.

Distinguished alumn makes news

Jacqualyn A. Fouse, a UT Arlington distinguished alumni, was named to the Perrigo Co. board, Reuters, Pharmacy Choice and several other media websites reported. Perrigo is an Ireland-based healthcare and pharmaceutical supplier. Fouse sits on the University's Development Board and the College of Business Advisory Board.