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Friday, June 21, 2013

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Drone use examined

Recent research by UT Arlington communication professors Mark Tremayne and Andrew Clark on the use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles for journalism and by private citizens was featured on the website Electronic Products. Tremayne and Clark looked at the ethical and legal implications of the new technology. Their paper was published in the journal Digital Journalism.

Unwelcome invaders

UT Arlington professor emeritus of biology Robert McMahon was quoted in a Dallas Morning News story about the discovery of a juvenile zebra mussel clinging to a settlement sampler 10 feet below the surface of Lewisville Lake. Zebra mussels, which are native to Eastern Europe and Russia, breed prolifically, with the female releasing “a couple of hundred thousand eggs in a breeding season,” McMahon said.

Green efforts noted

The National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Promise blog featured a story on the effects of climate change that mentioned UT Arlington's Environmental and Regulatory Management System. The system is a “methodical approach to minimize adverse environmental impacts, maintain regulatory compliance, promote sustainability and encourage safe work practices,” according to the story. It is included in NWF Campus Ecology Program’s Campus Sustainability Case Study Database.

Leading change

Jose Angel Gutierrez, a UT Arlington political science professor, presented an audience of more than 100 at Del Mar College with a road map to being leaders of social change, as well as examples of how much further the Latino community has to go, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported. The Crystal City native lived through the heyday of the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and ’70s as a founding member of La Raza Unida Party, which ran its own candidates for political office. For Latinos to gain power, movements must be focused on the people and build a capacity for individuals and groups to grow, he said.

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