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UTA In The News — Monday, April 22, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

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Veterans art therapy

Amanda Alexander, UTA associate professor of art education, went on Think on KERA 90.1 FM to discuss art therapy as a coping mechanism for veterans with service-related trauma or disability. Alexander leads UTA’s Artopia program.

Preventing harrassment

UTA College of Business professors Jim Quick and M. Ann McFadyen developed a strategy that adopts a three-stage life-history prevention surveillance model commonly used to prevent public health epidemics for use in preventing sexual harassment, reported O.K. Carter in the Fort Worth Business Press.

Voter turnout

Thomas Marshall, a UTA professor of political science, does not anticipate a bump in historically low voter turnout rates during the upcoming Tarrant County municipal elections, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Marshall said contested races with large investments in door-to-door campaigning typically drive turnout, but he does not see that at play for this election.

Professor's legacy

One reader wrote into The Dallas Morning News to suggest the designation of a month celebrating Allan Saxe in honor of his retirement from UTA, adding that Saxe has “deeply, profoundly touched the lives…of people in this community, in this state and beyond.”

Ending robocalls

Roger Meiners’ proposal for a 1-cent tax on every call made as a way to stop the rise of robocalls was identified as having practical applications for ending excessive blast email marketing by Target Marketing. Meiners is a professor and chair in the UTA Department of Economics.