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UTA In The News — Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

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From UTA to Rio

UTA student-athlete Rose Hollermann is dedicating her play in the 2016 Summer Paralympics to her parents, KXAS NBC 5 reported. Hollermann is a scholarship student-athlete for the UTA Lady Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team. The Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin Sept. 7.

Media and female politicians

Dustin Harp, a UTA assistant professor of communication, said news coverage of female politicians typically follows gendered lines that often disregards women's competence in political affairs, A Closer Look reported. Harp, an expert in gender and media studies, examines the issue in “Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Hearing Coverage: Political Competence, Authenticity, and the Persistence of the Double Bind,” which appears online in the June issue of Women's Studies in Communication.

After-hour work emails

Expecting employees to monitor and answer e-mail related to work, even after hours, increases employees’ emotional exhaustion and upsets the balance between work and family, a study that a UTA associate professor helped write has found, reported IntraMed, a Spanish language medical website. Marcus Butts, UTA associate professor of management, said the study shows how “a lack of detachment” regarding work negatively affects employees.

Former UTA president takes new leadership role

James D. Spaniolo, who served as president of The University of Texas at Arlington for nearly a decade, has been tapped to become the next president and chief executive officer of the North Texas Commission, Fort Worth Business, the Star-Telegram, the Dallas Sun and the Dallas Business Journal reported. The Star-Telegram also published an editorial praising Spaniolo’s hiring.

Trump campaign

Political campaigns typically undergo changes like the ones Donald Trump’s has recently, said Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, in a story on KRLD 1080 AM.

Police recruitment

The Dallas Police Department is vetting more than 100 people to fill open positions, The Dallas Morning News reported. Arshad Mustafaa, a UTA criminal justice graduate, is one of those and was featured in the story. Mustafaa submitted his application a week before the ambush that killed five law enforcement officers.

Saxe comic book

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, was mentioned in a Denton Record Chronicle story about the third annual Creative Women’s Conference, which combines the energy and interest of the comic book convention with the pluck of the DIY movement. David Doub, a coordinator of the conference, said his press frim published Eliamaria Madrid-Crawford’s Humans Really Irritate Me, a graphic novel that collected Saxe witticisms.

National Waffle Day

UTA was featured in a listing of entities offering free waffles for National Waffle Day on Aug. 25, Time, GoBankingRates.com and several other websites reported. UTA sponsors Waffleopolis in which students receive free Belgium waffles, ice cream and an assortment of toppings.