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UTA In The News — Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Bonds for campus academic buildings

A group of education budget writers in the House has recommended funding for a raft of new academic buildings on state university and technical college campuses — including seven projects at Dallas-area schools, The Dallas Morning News reported. At UT Arlington, $70 million of $190 million requested for a science and education innovation and research building was recommended. However, a UT Arlington nursing building was not funded.

Hike-and-bike trail plans for Midlothian

James Richards and Taner Özdil, UT Arlington landscape architecture associate professors, presented new hike-and-bike trail plans to the Midlothian parks board, the Waxahachie Daily Light reported. Board members are asking the public to weigh in on the proposed system at its next meeting on April 13. UT Arlington and North Central Texas Council of Governments officials worked on the plan.

After-hours emails, texts

People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not, WSJV Fox 28 in Elkhart, Ind., and many other media websites reported. Marcus Butts, a UT Arlington management associate professor, was lead author on the study, which also showed that positive emails and texts had short, but positive effects on many of those same employees. The study was recently published in the Academy of Management Journal.

Play Like A Girl

Lady Movin’ Mavs Wheelchair Basketball player Josie Aslakson was featured in the Proctor and Gamble national media campaign “Play Like a Girl.” Aslakson can be seen in this YouTube video. The campaign’s goal is to empower women. The video starts out saying “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." Then, the producers asked young female athletes to share what challenges they have faced in their lives. Aslakson is seen first at the 38 second mark. “Life gives us tons of reasons to give up or to be too afraid to try,” Aslakson says. “No matter your circumstances, you have unlimited potential.”

Architecture forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum and the UT Arlington School of Architecture are presenting a lecture by architect Tom Kundig of Seattle March 24 at City Performance Hall, The Dallas Morning News reported in a Robert Miller column.