UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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Recording industry analysis

David Arditi, UTA associate professor of sociology and anthropology, wrote an opinion piece published in the Tennessean discussing how the recording industry decides which new music to play and its practices for measuring music consumption. “The recording industry has a history of neglecting to play innovative new music. This neglect is often self-motivated as the major record labels resist anything that doesn’t generate profits for them,” he said.

Alumni award from Howard University

Dereje Agonafer, UTA Presidential Distinguished Professor and Jenkins Garrett Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has received the Howard University 2020 Alumni Award for Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement, 7th Space, Scienmag, Mirage News and Bioengineer.org reported. Agonafer, who earned his doctorate from Howard, joined UTA in 1999 after a stellar 15-year career with IBM. At UTA, he has supervised 225 graduate students and is currently advising 15 doctoral students.

Small business credit cards

Sanjiv Sabherwal, UTA Goolsby-Fouse Endowed Chair and professor in the Finance and Real Estate Department, was featured in a WalletHub article discussing best practices for small business owners when it comes to credit cards.