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UTA In The News — Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Examining potentially dangerous employees

Two UT Arlington management professors argue that employers can prevent workplace violence by keeping dangerous employees positively engaged and closely supervising them to ensure they get the help they need, reported. James Campbell Quick and M. Ann McFadyen of the College of Business management department made the case in the paper, "No Accident: Health, Wellbeing, Performance … and Danger," soon to be published by the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance.

Addressing the nation's poverty by fostering economic growth

More than 500 economists across the country are calling for a comprehensive approach to address the nation's poverty by fostering economic growth, The Dallas Morning News reported. The group presented an open letter to federal agencies and congressional committees. Roger Meiners, UT Arlington economics chair, was one of those economists signing the letter.

Petruso discusses new, adventurous archeology exhibit

Karl Petruso, UT Arlington Honors College dean and anthropology professor, was interviewed in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Life & Arts section in anticipation of the new Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Poster serves as judge

Elizabeth Poster, UT Arlington College of Nursing professor and former dean, was on a panel of four judges that selected the winners and finalists of D Magazine’s 2014 Excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth Nursing Awards. Becky McCulley of UT Southwestern was named a finalist in the Nursing Administration category. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from UT Arlington.

Connecting to research

A UT Arlington undergraduate student, Emmanuel Fordjour, is on the fast track through his groundbreaking research on one of the most urgent drug-resistant health threats, BioNews Texas reported. Fordjour was named a winner of the Washington D.C.-based Council on Undergraduate Research's 2014 Posters on the Hill competition.

Young student winners honored in animal essay contest co-launched by Saxe

Twelve Arlington students in grades three through six were honored as winners of the annual Animal Essay Contest at the March 4 City Council meeting, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The contest was started 13 years ago by council member Sheri Capehart alongside animal advocate Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science at The University of Texas at Arlington. The contest asks students to write about the responsibilities that go with pet ownership, urging them to understand the care needed to have a pet for life.