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UTA In The News — Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Texas Autocross

The familiar revving of student-designed and built FSAE racecars will be the norm at the 16th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend scheduled July 9-10 on The University of Texas at Arlington campus, Dallas Innovates reported. For the first time, one of the UTA competition cars will be an all-electric vehicle powered by four student-designed, in-wheel motors. As with other high performance electric cars, this car is capable of much better acceleration than a regular combustion car.

Sabbatical benefit

A Forbes article on the surprising benefits of work sabbaticals noted a study co-authored by James Campbell Quick, a UTA professor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior and a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Management. The research team found that professors who took sabbaticals experienced a decline in stress and an increase in psychological resources and overall well-being.

Charity as big business

Rachel Croson, dean of the UTA College of Business, was interviewed on the BBC Radio’s “Analysis” program in a segment about charity as big business. In the United Kingdom, more than £9 billion is donated to charitable institutions each year. Croson examined the behavior of a public radio station’s donors based on how others donated. Croson’s segment begins at the 18:30 mark.

Entrepreneur honor

IndiaWest.com reported that five Indian Americans, including a UTA alumnus, are among this year’s regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winners. Raj Malik is the president and chief executive officer of Irving-based BioWorld Merchandising. He won in the consumer products category at the Southwest regional June 25 banquet. Malik earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from UTA.

Architecture exhibition

NPR Dallas station, KERA/90.1 FM, noted the Fort Worth Community Arts Center exhibition, “12 Houses,” which features residences built by the architecture alumni and faculty of UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

UTA College of Business sponsors luncheon

Fort Worth Business noted that the UTA College of Business co-sponsored the Fort Worth Business Press’ CFO of the Year award luncheon held Wednesday at The Fort Worth Club.