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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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After-hour emails, texts

People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not, WAGA Fox 5 in Atlanta, WTVT Fox 13 in Tampa Bay, Fla., WLNE 6 in Providence, R.I., KVVU Fox 5 in Las Vegas,, the website for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, and many other media websites reported. Marcus Butts, a UT Arlington management associate professor, was lead author on the study, which also showed that encouraging emails and texts had positive, but short-lived effects on many of those employees. The study was recently published in the Academy of Management Journal.

A pocket-sized discourse

India Abroad published a commentary by Ritu Khanduri, a UT Arlington cultural anthropologist, about the caricaturing culture and a world still recovering from the Charlie Hebdo tragedy. Among other things, Khanduri’s book, "Caricaturing Culture in India: Cartoons and History in the Modern World," addressed cartoons and how they can provoke thought or protest in equal measure.

Alternative spring break

A Mississippi Land Trust environmental project is getting some helping hands from Texas, WAFB 9 in Baton Rouge La., WTVM 9 in Columbus, Ga., WLOX 13 in Biloxi, Miss., and WVUE Fox 8 in New Orleans reported. About 10 students from The University of Texas in Arlington planted and fertilized native trees on seven areas owned by the land trust near the Bay St. Louis Bridge in West Harrison County. "We focus on volunteering out of state and going to those areas around the country that are in need," said volunteer Mirian Guerrero. "We focus on environmental issues, homelessness issues and childhood issues."

Alumna on the move

Burns & McDonnell, a company made up of more than 5,000 engineers architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs, has hired water industry leader Kathy Berek to lead a new division centered on water, EIN and several other websites reported. Berek received her master's degree in civil engineering from UT Arlington.