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UTA In The News — Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

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Cuban photo essay

The Huffington Post featured a photo and essay about a Cuban boxer by David LaFevor, a UT Arlington assistant professor of Latin American History and Digital Humanities.

Target layoffs require integrity

James Quick, a UT Arlington management professor of leadership and organizational behavior in the College of Business, said people can deal with reality in talking about Target Corp.'s mass layoff earlier this week, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. Quick said leaders at downsizing companies fare best when they show they care about what’s happening to those who are losing their jobs. “What they can’t deal with is a lack of integrity and forthrightness.”

National chemistry award

Purnendu Dasgupta, a Jenkins Garrett professor of chemistry at UT Arlington, was awarded the 2015 J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education, Current Affairs reported. The award is given by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry. Dasgupta was awarded for his contribution in the field of analytical chemistry.

Email anger

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, Missouri's KSIS 1060 AM 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.

Metal present

A 2013 UT Arlington study that showed increased level of heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites was mentioned in a Huffington Post story about whether the oil and gas industry has torpedoed EPA's effort to study fracking. The story originally appeared on the Greenpeace blog.

Cancer survivors conference

UT Arlington Health Services is teaming up with several health care organizations to sponsor the fifth Young Adult Cancer Survivor Conference at UT Arlington this weekend, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in a story profiling some of those survivors.