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UTA In The News — Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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Brexit stats

John Connolly, a staff statistician in the UTA Office of Information Technology, examined the effect the ‘Brexit,’ Britain’s exit from the European Union, could have on the Scottish effort for independence in The Washington Post. Connolly said the independence effort is plausible but would require persuading enough people who voted no on independence last time to change their vote to yes.

Legislative sit-in

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, discussed the sit-in by U.S. House Democrats to demand a vote on gun legislation with KLIF 570 AM.

Veteran's outreach

MetroMBA reported that the UTA College of Business has been awarded a two-year, $500,000 Small Business Administration grant to establish a Veterans Business Outreach Center that will offer educational, training and consulting services to veterans who are starting or growing a business.

Risk factors

UTA researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders, YourPsychology.com reported.

Immigrant advocate

Benzinga, KUSI 51 (San Diego, Calif.), WAVE NBC 3 (Louisville, Ky.), KFVE 9 (Honolulu), KLTV ABC 7 (Tyler, Texas) and various other media outlets reported that Michele Bobadilla, founder of UTA's University Crossroads outreach initiative, received the Immigrant Advocate Award at the 5th Annual Immigrant Journey Awards ceremony.

Varsity coach

KXXV ABC 25 (Waco) reported that alumnus Brad Chasteen has been named Midway High School’s new boys varsity basketball coach. Chasteen earned a bachelor’s degree in education from UTA.