Classes, events and summer camps at The University of Texas at
Arlington were closed for almost two hours Wednesday morning after
authorities received a report that an armed man was headed to the
campus, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
and several other outlets reported. There was never an indication that
the suspect actually made it to campus, and authorities announced that
the threat passed and the campus reopened about 9:30 a.m. Normal class
schedules will resume at noon Wednesday.
Looking to the sky
Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington have published
what may be the first academic study of "drone journalism" -- the
controversial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in journalism and
mass communication, according to the National Journal, UPI, Science Newsline, the Dallas Observer's Unfair Park
blog and several other websites. Mark Tremayne, assistant professor of
broadcast communication, is lead author on a paper published in Digital Journalism.
Associate professor Andrew Clark is his co-author. Until now, there has
been no formal research on the use of smaller drones to photograph and
record on private property without permission.
There’s a brand new poem to add to Juneteenth celebrations this year
-- a previously unknown work by the country’s first published black
writer, Jupiter Hammon, and it was discovered by a UT Arlington student,
according to a story on NPR affiliate KERA/90.1 FM.
UT Arlington grad student Julie McCown, uncovered the handwritten poem,
an “An Essay on Slavery,” while looking for a specific piece of
Hammon’s work. Associate English professor Cedrick May, an expert on
Hammon and McCown’s adviser, confirmed the find, and he reads the full
poem in the audio story.
Zebra mussels' peak season
Millions of tiny mollusks in two North Texas lakes will raise the
cost of water in the region as soon as this summer, and experts, such as
UT Arlington professor emeritus of biology Robert McMahon, say they
could do the same in other parts of the state, according to a story by
the National Public Radio project StateImpact. Texas is entering its peak season for the spread of zebra mussels. “This is not a cheap animal,” McMahon said