UTA In The News — Monday, September 18, 2023

Monday, Sep 18, 2023 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Trial outcomes

Mark Hand, UT Arlington assistant professor of political science, talked about the outcomes of the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial, KUT 90.5 FM reported.

Eco-anxiety explored

In a world facing environmental challenges unprecedented in human history, it’s no surprise that eco-anxiety—a pervasive worry about the current and future state of our planet—has become an increasingly prevalent mental health issue, Karen Magruder, a UTA assistant professor of social work, wrote in a column for The Conversation. Magruder offered some tips on coping with that worry. The column also ran in the Houston Chronicle; the Albany, N.Y., Times Union; and many other media outlets.

Development impact

Ashish Sedai, a UT Arlington assistant professor of economics, said a strike at the Arlington GM plant could affect everyone involved in the supply chain, WFAA ABC 8 and WBAP 820 AM reported. United Auto Workers went on strike last week, but the local plant workers are not part of the picketers yet.

Town hall meetings

Mark Hand, UT Arlington assistant professor of political science, said there isn’t enough existing research on whether town hall meetings are effective for persuading people, the Fort Worth Report reported.

Substance use disorder misconceptions

Danielle Stillman, an associate addictions counselor at The Menninger Clinic, wrote a Psychology Today article about common misconceptions about substance use disorders. Stillman earned her master’s degree in social work from UT Arlington.

Constitutional revolution

Morgan Marietta, UT Arlington chair and professor of political science, wrote a column for The Conversation on how a constitutional revolution is underway at the U.S. Supreme Court. The column also was published in Georgia’s Cobb County Courier; the Milwaukee Independent; the Prescott, Ariz., News; PennLive and many other media outlets.

Corson selected

The University of Texas at Arlington has selected Paul J. Corson as executive director of its Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Development, Dallas Innovates reported.