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UTA In The News — Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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Phishing behavior

A UTA researcher showed in a new study that people are overly confident when handling phishing attacks in the business world, Science Mag, Science Newsline, Science Daily and many other websites reported. Jingguo Wang, a UTA associate professor in the College of Business’ Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, led the study, which said computer users often make the wrong decisions when handling phishing attacks.

Connectivity, data analytics

George Siemens, executive director of the UTA Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Lab, talked about key issues in continuous connectivity and data analytics in a question-and-answer column in eduwire and Campus Technology.

MLK event speech

Cornell Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, will address the annual MLK Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet Friday at UTA, Public Now reported.

Obama final speech

Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, said President Obama’s final speech in Chicago last night was unusual for an outgoing president in an interview with WBAP 820 AM.

Chromatography concepts

Kevin Schug, a UTA professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, tested readers on chromatography concepts in the LCGC Blog.

New baseball stadium

The Texas Rangers’ Rob Matwick and Bryan Trubey, an HKS architect, did a question-and-answer column for Forbes about the new baseball stadium in Arlington. HKS also built UTA’s College Park Center, Globe Life Park, the current home of the baseball team; and AT&T Stadium.

Conference coming

The 2017 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition is taking its benchmark education program to the Fort Worth Convention Center, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com reported. The educational program offers 27 professional development hours, reviewed and certified by UTA. Academic sponsors include UTA’s Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education.

Author to discuss book

Terry Stickels will discuss and sign his book, The Big Brain Puzzle Book, at the UTA Central Library on Friday, Texas Book Lover reported.