UTA alum focuses attention on Mexico's drug violence
Dominic Bracco II, respected photojournalist and UT Arlington alumni,
discussed what life is like for residents in drug-ravaged Ciudad Juárez,
Mexico on the KERA Radio/90.1 FM
radio program, Think. Bracco’s photography exhibit, "Life and Death in
the Northern Pass," is on display at the UT Arlington Central Library
through January 14, 2012. He will give a lecture at the library today at
noon. Bracco also talked about his work on KUVN/Univision 23 and UTA Radio.com.
Social work professorship
The Dallas Morning News Education Notes section mentioned that The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work Advisory Council has created a $250,000 endowed professorship to support family violence research.
Natural gas drilling boom
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Fort Worth Business Press
reported that the Barnett Shale natural gas drilling boom has had an
economic impact of $65.4 billion in North Texas since 2001 and now
supports, directly and indirectly, 100,268 jobs in 24 counties,
according to a report by economist Ray Perryman. MarketWatch.com, CNBC.com,
and other media reported that more than $5 million in royalties has
been paid to The University of Texas at Arlington since wells on campus
started production in 2008.
Working with a new partner
UMED Holdings, Inc. Tuesday announced that it has retained the national
public relations firm Martin E. Janis & Company, Inc. to carry out a
fully integrated public relations and investor relations program for
the company, MarketWatch.com
reported. "We are extremely excited to be working with the Janis
organization," said Kevin Bentley, Chief Executive Officer of UMED
Holdings. "Their experience in the oil and gas industry in particular
will be of great benefit to UMED Holdings, Inc. as we commence our
activities with the planned roll out of The University of Texas at
Arlington/1st Resource Group Gas-To-Liquid conversion units."
Voting district proposal
interviewed Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political
science about the Fort Worth School Board’s plan to consider a new
voting district. Hispanic groups say the proposed plan does not give the
community equal representation and the group suggests voting lines
could set new standards in Texas.
See something, say something
reported on the UT Arlington Police Department's “See something, Say
something” program modeled after the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security program, which encourages people to report any suspicious
activity they see in public.