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UTA In The News — Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Minority business research

The Journalist’s published a research brief by Colleen Casey, a UT Arlington associate professor in the School of Urban and Public Affairs, about business formation by minorities and people without wealth. “Because most financial resources for start-up activities come from an entrepreneur’s own personal savings or wealth — including resources from jobs, savings, investments and real estate — minority and less-privileged entrepreneurs start out at a disadvantage,” Casey wrote. The Journalist’s Resource is a project of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

Cancer survivor challenges

Even 20 years after being cured, many cancer survivors continue to fight its effects, concludes a study co-authored by the University of Central Florida and researchers in the UT Arlington School of Social Work, Science Codex reported. They found that cancer survivors’ challenges range from sexual dysfunction to anxiety about getting cancer again to financial hardships, resulting from their disease and its treatment. The study is published in the journal Cancer.

State of the Union examined

Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, was a guest on The Chris Krok Show on WBAP/820 AM, following President Obama’s State of the Union Address. “If they [Saxe’s students] missed it, they didn’t miss much,” he said. “It was the same issues brought up over and over again. The number one issue in my mind is terrorism around the world and he [Obama] barely addressed it.”

Politics of appropriated identity published a commentary by Ben Agger, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Theory at UT Arlington, on what he called the politics of appropriated identity. With regard to the “JeSuisCharlie” hash tag movement, Agger wrote: “In the Internet age, one can effortlessly tweet and post solidarity and embrace identity, whereas Kennedy and Hayden traveled to Europe to give speeches.” 

College Gridiron Showcase

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on the College Gridiron Showcase all-star game that will be played Jan. 31 at Maverick Stadium on the campus of UT Arlington. Former Dallas Cowboys standout Doug Cosbie and former USFL and Oklahoma star Marcus Dupree will be the coaches.