Spotlight on energy conservation efforts
KTVT/CBS 11’s EcoWatch segment
profiled UT Arlington’s Engineering Research Building, which recently
received elite LEED Gold certification. Construction of the 200,000
square foot building used fewer raw materials, produced less waste and
now uses less water and electricity than a typical building its size.
The report also mentioned the energy conservation features of the new
College Park Center.
Push for mass transit
KXAS/NBC 5 reported
on the online petition started by Anthia Meme, a UT Arlington student,
to get public transit in Arlington, the largest city in the U.S. without
public transportation. So far, she has 400 of the 500 signatures needed
to bring the issue before Arlington City Council.
Studying hydraulic fracking
interviewed Max Hu, a UT Arlington assistant professor of earth and
environmental sciences, for a story about hydraulic fracking. More than 1
million gas wells have been drilled nationwide — 14,000 in the Fort
Worth area. Hu said it could take decades for a problem to show up and
for an aquifer to purge any related pollution. He said monitoring wells
are a necessary safeguard.
The rise and fall of malls
interviewed Paul Geisel, professor emeritus in the UT Arlington School
of Urban and Public Affairs, about the rise and fall of North Texas’
shopping malls. Valley View Center in Dallas is the third area mall to
sink into foreclosure in the past two years. “Malls are generally at
major intersections and then what happens is a better intersection
emerges,” Geisel said. “Six Flags (Mall) went under when I-20 came
along, and then The Parks at Arlington was developed.” He cited a shift
in consumers’ preference toward mixed-use development and the concept of
Showing Maverick pride
broadcast video of UT Arlington students participating in the Maverick
Homecoming 2012 ‘Paint Your Ride with Maverick Pride’ event. The report
noted the homecoming parade, men’s basketball game, and other homecoming
activities scheduled for this weekend.
Hottest team... and ticket in town
mentioned UT Arlington’s new College Park Center and the men’s
basketball team, calling the Mavericks the hottest team right now on the