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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Mapping history

The Fox Business Network interviewed Sam Haynes, professor of history and director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies at UT Arlington, for its program, Strange Inheritance. The episode focused on a De Cordova 1849 map of Texas that was inherited by an Alabama family, and the history relating to the Mexican-American War. “Although the war is very little known among Americans, it’s actually the most important war fought between two neighbors in the western hemisphere,” Haynes said. The program also included video of one of just a few other De Cordova maps held in the UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections. Watch the full episode in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

After-hour emails

People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not, Dica33 (Italy) 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.

UTA wins grand prize

UT Arlington is among six grand prize winners of the STANLEY Security Together for Safer Schools Grant Program, GSN Magazine reported. The grants will provide the winning institutions with STANLEY Security installed products and solutions, consultative security services, campus security standards development best practices, and compliance education opportunities.  

Former student named McKinney chief

Greg Conley, a longtime assistant chief in Garland, has been tapped to lead the McKinney Police Department, The Dallas Morning News reported. Conley has a master’s degree in criminal justice from UT Arlington.