Oklahoma earthquake felt in several states
interviewed Glen Mattioli, a UT Arlington professor of earth and
environmental sciences, about a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that hit
Oklahoma Saturday night. “We don’t have very many earthquakes here in
the mid-continent, because this is not an area that’s near a plate
boundary,” Mattioli said.
Partnering on research to treat PTSD and brain injury
featured Alexa Smith-Osborne, an assistant professor in the UT
Arlington School of Social Work and Hanli Liu, a bioengineering
professor at UT Arlington, about their research, which is marrying
methods of evaluating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain
Injury to better serve vets who suffer from those conditions.
Bank Transfer Day
Roger Meiners, the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of
Economics and Law, and chairman of the UT Arlington Department of
Economics, was referenced in a CBSDFW.com
article about “Bank Transfer Day,” which urged people dissatisfied with
bank fees to move their money to credit unions on Saturday. Meiners
suggested that consumers consider alternatives before deciding to
withdraw all of their money.
Privacy concerns at public meetings
interviewed Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political
science, about privacy concerns at public meetings in Dallas. Citizens
are required to state out loud their home address and phone number. “I
would think it could have a deterrent effect on citizens who want to
stand up and have a comment,” Saxe said. The story is also posted at CBSDFW.com.
Renowned FSAE program marks 30 years
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interviewed Bob Woods, UT Arlington professor of mechanical and
aerospace engineering, and adviser to the University’s renowned Formula
Society of Automotive Engineers program, which celebrated its 30th
anniversary over the weekend. He said it’s not hard to recruit students
into the program. “It’s a very interesting competition to develop their
professionalism and their engineering education in ways that we could
never teach in the classroom,” Woods said.
Sports in North Texas
Joshua Price, UT Arlington assistant professor of economics, will be
among a distinguished panel of experts Tuesday, Nov. 8, discussing the
impact of sports in North Texas at the Real Estate Council’s Bank of
Texas Speaker Series, PRLog reported.
Fallen soldier remembered
A UT Arlington alum is being remembered for his patriotism and willingness to help others. KDFW/FOX 4, KDAF/CW 33, NBCDFW.com and WFAA/ABC 8 reported
the death in Iraq last week of 1st Lt. Dustin Vincent, 25, of Mesquite.
He died Thursday after coming under enemy fire in Kirkuk. Lt. Vincent
studied engineering at UT Arlington on a full Army/ROTC scholarship. He
graduated in 2009.
New scholarship awarded to UT Arlington biology major
UT Arlington biology major Valerie Hernandez is the first recipient of the Judith Carrier Scholarship, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student from
UT Arlington or Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, where Judith
Carrier was the founding president.
College campuses exploring gas leases
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
mentioned UT Arlington in a story about colleges exploring gas leases.
The article said a lease signed by UT Arlington in 2007 guarantees a 27
percent royalty on gas removed from the Barnett Shale deposit beneath