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UTA In The News — Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Martinez-Cosio receives research award

A University of Texas at Arlington professor who co-authored a book about the challenges faced by private foundations engaged in community revitalization has been awarded the Community Development Society's Current Research Award for 2014, the websites News Medical and Bio-Medicine reported. Maria Martinez-Cosio, associate professor in the School of Urban and Public Affairs, will accept the award this week at the society's national conference.

Communicating about the female condom

While young adults are aware of what condoms are, they are totally oblivious to female condoms which is one of the only two barrier protective methods, a new study by two UT Arlington researchers has found, the International Business Times reported. The research by Charla Markham Shaw, associate professor of communication, and Karishma Chatterjee, an assistant professor of communication studies, appears in the Open Access Journal of Contraception.

Vox features interview with Sasley about conflict in the Middle East

The website Vox featured a lengthy interview with Brent Sasley, associate professor of political science at UT Arlington, about the current conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Sasley said: “Now, my concern is that Israel doesn't have a strategic agenda for the region as a whole, which means it doesn't have a strategic goal in this operation.”

Alumni Association to disband, University to launch alumni program

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the nonprofit UT Arlington Alumni Association will disband in coming months because of financial problems, but the university will simultaneously launch its own program.  The story said UT Arlington will “continue to work diligently to engage all alumni and alumni groups in the life of the University.”