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UTA In The News — Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

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Micro-optics assembly

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher will use an Army Research Office grant to purchase a micro-optics assembly and characterization system that will usher in more intricate nanoscale-related research and manufacturing in the College of Engineering, Phys.org, AZoNano.com and Controlled Environments magazine reported. Weidong Zhou, an electrical engineering professor who specializes in nanophotonic devices and nanotechnology manufacturing, is the principal investigator on the $298,770 grant.

Life in Cuba

“Cuba: Histories of the Present” was featured in the Huffington Post’s World Section. The photographic display is by David LaFevor, an assistant professor of Latin American History and Digital Humanities at The University of Texas at Arlington, who is working on an ongoing project on Latin America and the American South. LaFevor's project features images taken in Cuba between 2006 and 2014. The photographs are on display in the sixth floor parlor of the UT Arlington Library.

Management study

A new management study says that the tone of an after-hours email from a supervisor can affect how disruptive the email is to an employee's time after work, the Bryan-College Station Eagle reported. Marcus Butts, a UT Arlington associate professor of management, teamed with colleagues from TCU and Texas A&M to complete the study, which will be published in the Academy of Management Journal.

Teachers on the defense

Texas teachers would be able to protect themselves from threatening students without having to worry about facing lawsuits or losing their jobs under a new bill filed in the Legislature, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, said that’s important when a teacher might feel threatened. “Schools are for education, and any students who are disruptive to the education process should not be a part of it.”