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UT Arlington In The News - Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Economist talks about fiscal cliff

The U.S. economy could fall into recession in early 2013 if Congress fails to stop a looming fiscal cliff made up of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes, Housingwire reported in a story that featured UT Arlington professor Roger Meiners, chair of the University’s economics department. Meiners said: "Markets have already taken into account the fiscal cliff and a lot of their concerns are already reflected in stock and equity prices, as well as decisions that businesses are making today."

News director profiled

Morning shows on Spanish-language stations Univision23/Telefutura 49 recently featured an interview with Julian Rodriguez, Department of Communication lecturer, and a story about his work at the University. Rodriguez, news director at UTA News en Español, also is vice president of the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators.

Putting it all together

UT Arlington film professor Bart Weiss was featured in a Dallas Morning News story about the upcoming Dallas Video Fest. Weiss, co-founder of the event, talked about calling on other film experts to help put together the 24th annual festival. Weiss also was featured in a KERA/90.1 FM Arts and Seek story about the festival.

Steering clear of snakes

UT Arlington professor Jon Campbell, chairman of the biology department, was quoted in a KXAS/NBC 5 story about a 2-year-old who was bitten by a Copperhead snake on a playground in Richardson Tuesday. "Copperheads especially like to hide in brush piles and other piles of debris -- any place they can get up underneath and hide by day,” Campbell said.