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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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After-hour emails, texts

People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not, a new study from Marcus Butts, a UT Arlington management associate professor, shows, The Learning Brain and In The Cloud reported. Butts is the lead author on a study recently published in the Academy of Management Journal that says these after-hour emails and texts interfere with peoples’ personal lives also.

Relieving pain

A new study led by Samarendra Mohanty, UT Arlington assistant physics professor, shows for the first time how a small area of the brain can be optically stimulated to control pain, BioNews Texas and Med Device Online reported.

Engineering research

One of the keys of UT Arlington researchers' designing and building a working micro-windmill to generate power for electronic devices is in using a nickel alloy to construct it, EE Times reported. 

Netanyahu speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on the Iranian nuclear program isn't likely to downgrade Israel-U.S. relations because the relationship is much deeper than one prime minister and one president, wrote Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, in a Foreign Affairs opinion piece.

Alumni in the news

Three chief financial officer of the year nominees -- Dan Reynolds of Calloway's Nursery, Susan Drake of the Kimball Art Museum and Les Shuler of Worthington National Bank -- all received undergraduate or graduate degrees in accounting from UT Arlington, the Fort Worth Business Press reported.

Performance reviews

Marcia Moore, a UT Arlington master's of Social Work graduate, wrote a guest column for the Houston Chronicle about the best ways to record accomplishments on a performance review. Moore is a human resources consultant to small- and medium-sized businesses.