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UTA In The News — Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Predicting violence

James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy and Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at UT Arlington, was interviewed live on KLIF/570 AM this morning about Wednesday’s deadly shooting at Fort Hood. “These things are not accidents. They are events that can be predicted,” Quick said, noting that there must not be a “conspiracy of silence” when a fellow co-worker appears to have mental health problems or challenges. A recently published paper by Quick and M. Ann McFadyen, associate professor of strategic management, argues that employers can prevent workplace violence by keeping dangerous employees positively engaged and closely supervised ensuring they get the help they need. The paper, “No Accident: Health, Wellbeing, Performance … and Danger,” is published by the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Architecture dean stepping down

Don Gatzke, the dean of UT Arlington’s School of Architecture, the only architecture school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is stepping down, The Architect’s Newspaper reported. “I feel like I’ve come to the end of a personal chapter, and it’s time to step away and let somebody else do it,” said Gatzke. Under his tenure, the program has grown in reputation and size.

Research shows elevated levels of elements in private water wells

In its story about the Monterey Shale’s impact on California’s water, air and land, The Fern.org noted that researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have discovered elevated levels of arsenic, selenium, and strontium—sometimes exceeding the government’s safety thresholds—in private drinking-water wells near drilling sites in Texas’s Barnett Shale.  

Times of Israel quotes political scientist

The Times of Israel quoted Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, in its article about negotiation talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. The quote was taken from a piece that Sasley wrote for The Jewish Daily Forward blog.