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UTA In The News — Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

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National focus on bullying

Fox News mentioned a UT Arlington study by Seokjin Jeong, a UT Arlington assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, about bullying. Jeong's study says that students attending schools that employ anti-bullying education measures might be more apt to be bullied.

Gender issues on screen

Movie Star Barbie will be cruising into theaters very soon, Yahoo! Movies reported. But, the story asks, how can any human actress live up to the doll's impossibly proportioned body? The article quoted Dustin Harp, UT Arlington assistant professor of communication. An expert in women's and gender issues, Harp points to the film's writer, Jenny Bicks of "Sex and the City" and "The Big C" TV series, as a foreboding clue. "I expect that the image will be hyper-sexualized," Harp said.

Planning assistance

The city of Palestine will host a meeting Friday that will give citizens a chance to offer their input on its Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the Palestine Journal reported. The city is working with The University of Texas at Arlington to create an updated Comprehensive Land Use Plan to address the future development.

Marketing association award

Clemson University marketing professor Charles Duke has been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marketing Educators Association, upstatebizSC reported. Duke earned his doctorate from UT Arlington.