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UTA In The News — Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Vital health messages

According to a study from The University of Texas at Arlington, a poll of college students revealed that most had no idea what a female condom was, let alone that it might be something they could use, Salon reported. Charla Markham Shaw, associate professor of communication, and Karishma Chatterjee, an assistant professor of communication studies, co-authored the study, which was published in June. A story about their work also appeared in the Business Standard, India's leading destination for latest news, analysis and opinion on markets, companies.

Sasley featured in CBS11 segment on turmoil in the Middle East

KTVT/CBS 11 featured an interview with Brent Sasley, associate professor of political science at UT Arlington, on the ongoing fighting in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas. He said the U.S. has a vital interest in bringing the sides together. “Everybody knows that the solution is a two state solution … an Israeli state and a Palestinian state, that’s the one that has been on the table for a number of years,” he said.

Sasley quoted in Vox piece on current Israeli offensive in Gaza

Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, was quoted in story on the website Vox to help explain the current Israeli offensive in Gaza. Sasley said Israel’s actions have left it in a holding pattern, unable to resolve the problem of Hamas. “Israel doesn't have a national security strategy, it's never articulated one. That's the problem," he said.

Bateman: "Supreme Court justices should be elected by citizens"

Oliver Lee Bateman, a lawyer and an assistant professor of history at The University of Texas at Arlington, wrote a column for the website Mic arguing that U.S. Supreme Court justices should be elected by citizens. He said: “Democratically elected justices will continue to make unpopular decisions, much as presidents and congressmen do, but at least voters would now have the final say in their selection.”

UT Arlington student hits high note with ringtone

The Dallas Morning News reported on Umair Ali, a senior at The University of Texas at Arlington who has sold more than 200,000 ringtones in the iTunes store and expects to make around $300,000. Initially Ali gained popularity through word of mouth and iTunes charts. But he’s now using what he has learned in college courses to develop a brand and online presence.

Sickness in coral reefs

A Fox News website story about increased sickness in coral reefs and ocean bed dredging quoted Laura Mydlarz, UT Arlington associate professor of biology. Mydlarz, who did not take part in the study, said: “It adds data that we need to look at as far as managing how dredge sites are planned and how dredging is conducted on those areas.” The story originally appeared on the website LiveScience.

Warren quoted in Huffington Post

UT Arlington's Kathryn Hamilton Warren was quoted in a Huffington Post column on the idea of disruptive innovation as it applies to higher education. The post said Warren, a senior lecturer in English, wondered why "the idea that something that works must be changed for change's sake -- and that change in and of itself is seen as progress -- is an economic driver."