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UTA In The News — Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

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Malaria article

A UTA study says the right amount of diet and exercise can help lessen damage to the heart and skeletal muscles brought on by malaria, Science Daily, and other news websites reported. Marco Brotto, the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at UTA, co-authored the article, which was published in The Malaria Journal.

Dallas Biennial exhibition

Two UTA art graduates, Michael Mazurek and Jesse Morgan Barnett, create dark themes, realities at Dallas Biennial exhibition, The Dallas Morning News reported. The two artists gave created a self-sustaining, constantly evolving, curatorial project in Dallas Biennial.

Humanity award

Dr. Waseen Asghar, a UTA PhD graduate in electrical engineering, won the 2016 Humanity in Science Award, the Boca Raton Observer reported.

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Phishing study

A UTA researcher showed in a new study that people are overly confident when handling phishing attacks in the business world, reported. Jingguo Wang, a UTA associate professor in the College of Business’ Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, led the study.

Couples' strength

Diets work better when you have couples trying to reach the same goal, said Becky Garner, UTA assistant professor of public health in a KTVT CBS 11 article. 

Less debt

The University of Texas at Arlington placed second in terms of graduates with the least amount of debt in 2015 – $14,743, according to U.S. News and World Report story about college debt.

MLK events

The MLK Advancing the Dream Awards Banquet will be tonight and An Evening of Spoken Word, a slam poetry event, will be Saturday, the Star-Telegram, DFW Child and reported in listings of MLK Day events this weekend and Monday.

UTA PhD student leading chapter

A Dallas Morning News editorial said people should be encouraged that Aubrey Hooper, the Dallas NAACP’s new president, is willing to forge collaborative alliances to shape public policy. Hooper is a UTA PhD student in urban and public administration.

New police chief

Willow Park has chosen Carrie West as its new police chief, the Star-Telegram reported. West is a UTA graduate.

Bill could affect campuses

Many higher education leaders aren’t saying much as Texas lawmakers begin debating the bathroom bill, which would require regulation of how transgender people use facilities on college campuses, Inside Higher Ed reported.

Alum promoted

Michael 'Ike' Ikner has been promoted to assistant vice president and chief of police at The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Public Now reported. Ikner earned a UTA master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice.