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UTA In The News — Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Stadium impact

Small businesses that are adaptable might have an economic advantage when the next megaproject comes to town, Next City reported. UT Arlington management professors studied how business owners respond to environmental disruption by looking at the convenient local case study of AT&T Stadium, which opened in Arlington in 2009. Liliana Pérez-Nordtvedt, the principal author of the report, said, “one of our takeaways was that temporal adaptations might be less costly [than content changes] for small businesses."

New concussion prevention model

Cindy Trowbridge, UT Arlington kinesiology associate professor, talked about what parents need to understand about concussions in youth sports on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Kathleen Dunn Show. Trowbridge also is a clinical education coordinator in the Athletic Training Education Program at UT Arlington. She also is one of six certified U.S. athletic trainers selected to coordinate a new youth sports safety program from the MomsTEAM Institute, a leading youth sports health and safety think tank and watchdog group.

Post-treatment cancer survivors battle sexual dysfunction, anxiety decades later

A study that UT Arlington School of Social Work professors co-authored looked at the needs of cancer survivors decades after their medical treatment ended, Science 20 reported. Gail Adorno, a UT Arlington assistant professor of Social Work, and Cara Wallace, a UT Arlington Social Work doctoral student, led the study, which showed many of the cancer survivors suffered from sexual dysfunction, anxiety about getting cancer again and financial hardships.

Nine for 90

Former Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson led hundreds of volunteers and high school students at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ “Nine for 90” event Wednesday at the E.H. Hereford University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington, KDFW Fox 4, KXAS NBC 5 and KTVT CBS 11 reported. Students toured the UT Arlington campus at the end of the day.