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UT Arlington In The News - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Engineer to help Fort Worth with flash-flood forecasting

A UT Arlington water resources engineer is developing a first-of-its-kind prototype that would allow the City of Fort Worth to more effectively dispatch emergency personnel to save lives and property when flash flooding occurs, and Bio-medicine reported. D.J. Seo, an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, has received a $310,000 grant from the City of Fort Worth, the National Science Foundation and the National Weather Service to use very high-resolution rainfall data from a new weather radar system for high-resolution monitoring and prediction of flash flooding.

UT Arlington professor addresses surveillance case

Univision interviewed Alex del Carmen, professor and chair of UT Arlington's Criminology and Criminal Justice Department, about recent government surveillance and eavesdropping cases. The story questioned whether Americans were surrendering some privacy in exchange for security.