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UTA In The News — Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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After-hours emails, texts

People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not, KERA's All Things Considered, U.S. News & World Report, HealthDay,, and many other media sites reported. A new study from Marcus Butts, a UT Arlington management associate professor, shows that employees feel after-hour emails and texts interfere with their personal lives. The study was recently published in the Academy of Management Journal.

New Jupiter Hammon poem discovered

The New Haven, Conn., Register noted UT Arlington in its story about a Jupiter Hammon poem recently discovered by Connecticut scholar Claire Bellerjeau. Hammon was a slave, pastor and essayist considered one of the founders of African American literature. Before Bellerjeau, Hammon’s last poem was discovered in 2013 in the Manuscripts and Archives library at Yale University by a UT Arlington graduate student. 

Female movie characters

Patricia Newton, a film lecturer in the UT Arlington Department of Art and Art History, was quoted in a Palm Beach Post, Fla., story about female characters’ likability.

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Cancer survivors study

A new UT Arlington study shows anxiety and chronic pain are among problems that adult cancer survivors experience years after treatment, Medical Xpress and Oncology Nurse Advisor reported. Gail Adorno, UT Arlington assistant professor of Social Work, said the study's findings suggest that cancer survivors do experience a variety of unmet needs from having had cancer and/or its treatment.

Upcoming Israeli election

The coming Israeli election is seen as a defining moment for Israel’s Arab minority, which, for the first time ever, is fielding a joint ticket of parties that some expect to become the third-largest faction in the parliament, the International Business Times reported. A third-place finish for the Joint List in next week’s election would signal to the Arab minority that participating in the Israeli political arena could be advantageous, said Brent Sasley, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science.

Clinton email controversy

During an interview with KFBK/1530 AM in Sacramento, Calif., Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science at UT Arlington, discussed the email controversy surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

She's the mayor and a Maverick

UT Arlington was mentioned during an introduction of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price at the American Public Transportation Association conference hosted in Washington, D.C. Mayor Price is a UT Arlington alumna. Public transportation leaders met on a CSPAN3 program to discuss issues affecting public transit and inter-city passenger rail. 

Sustainability summit

Don Gatzke, UT Arlington architecture professor, is one of the speakers at a Dallas County Community College District Sustainability Summit on April 2 at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Teaching tool

Christopher Kilgore, UT Arlington writing resource coordinator in School of Social Work, was one of the guests on the Comics Podcast Network where a panel talked about how comics have been used for educational purposes.

An everyday hero

George Wright, a former provost at UT Arlington, is highlighted in, a Kentucky online newspaper, as one of the state's everyday heroes. Wright grew up in poverty in Lexington but persevered to serve as UT Arlington provost for eight years before becoming the seventh president at Prairie View A&M University near Houston. The newspaper article was reprinted from a 2012 book, Kentucky's Everyday Heroes for Kids.