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UTA In The News — Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Business and controversy

Elten Briggs, UT Arlington associate professor of marketing in the College of Business, said in a KRLD 1080 Radio interview that companies will continue to drop advertising with the Los Angeles Clippers in association with the racist comments the team's owner has allegedly said recently. Briggs said companies won't continue to advertise if they're not getting their money's worth.

TMAC honors

Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas Inc. was recognized by Congressman Michael Burgess and representatives from TMAC with the Performance Excellence Award for implementing Lean Six Sigma initiatives at its Forth Worth facility, PAX International reported. TMAC, a part of the office of research administration used to be the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, delivers hands-on technical assistance and training to a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing, government and health care.

Mountain histories

A new paper by Majie Fan, an assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at UT Arlington, is featured in the April 24 edition of the journal Geology, according to the website Science Codex. Fan’s research examined the geology and history of the central Rocky Mountains and nearby Great Plains.

New provost post

Dana Dunn, UT Arlington special adviser to the provost, has been named provost of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, the Greensboro News & Record reported. Dunn has served UT Arlington in her current position, as special adviser to the president and as provost.