Well study in the spotlight
An Associated Press story on a recently published study co-authored by
Kevin Schug, UT Arlington associate professor of chemistry/biochemistry,
was carried on websites nationally and regionally, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Yahoo! Finance, The Street, HuffPost Green blog, the Houston Chronicle, KENS/CBS5 (San Antonio) and the Wichita Eagle.
The study, which also included UT Arlington graduate Brian Fontenot and
associate professor of earth and environmental sciences Qinhong “Max”
Hu as co-authors, found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy
metals close to natural gas extraction sites in the Barnett Shale area
of North Texas.
Local outlets such as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Fort Worth Business Press as well as websites like Upstream Online and Health Canal,
also reported on the findings from the North Texas water well study
published by the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Kevin
Schug, UT Arlington’s Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical
Chemistry, was a co-author and a leader of the research team. A story
from The Charleston Gazette highlighted the fact that chemicals typical of hydraulic fracturing fluids weren’t detected.
Business practice could backfire
Companies that empower consumers by involving them in important
processes such as product development should consider their move as
these attempts could backfire, according to a new study published by
Mehdi Mourali, of the University of Calgary, and Zhiyong Yang, an
associate professor of marking at The University of Texas at Arlington,
the websites Yahoo! Finance Canada, RedOrbit, Science Newsline and Social Media Today
reported. The authors found that some empowered consumers deliberately
expressed opposing views and rebelled against attempts to influence
Talking about the Middle East
An article in The Australian
quoted UT Arlington associate professor of political science Brent
Sasley on the choice of Martin Indyk, a former ambassador to Israel, to
head the U.S. delegation during a new round of Middle East peace talks.
Leader in Fort Worth
David Mack Henderson, a UT Arlington alum who has been associated
with the organization Fairness Fort Worth since its inception, was named
the group’s new president on Thursday, the Dallas Voice
reported. Henderson has a bachelor’s degree in music and business from
UT Arlington, where he founded the school’s first LGBT student
organization in 1980.
Understanding a court martial
Lisa Marie Windsor, a 22-year veteran of the Judge Advocate General Corps and retired Army colonel, was featured in a Dallas Morning News
question-and-answer column in advance of the upcoming court-martial of
Nidal Hasan in connection with mass shooting at Fort Hood. Windsor is a
graduate of UT Arlington and has tried more than 75 courts-martial on
both sides. She explained the main differences between military and
Working on the fundamentals
About 100 athletes from DFW’s Special Olympics brushed up on their
volleyball skills Saturday at a free clinic at UT Arlington’s College
Park Center, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
reported. Through drills, athletes worked on the fundamentals and UT
Arlington volleyball players and coaches helped lead the sessions and
offer encouragement and advice.