reported that scientists at The University of Texas at Arlington, led
by associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry Kevin Schug,
recently published a new study of water wells near the Barnett Shale
that finds elevated levels of pollution around natural gas extraction
sites. The paper, which was also featured on the websites Green Right Now and Marcellus Drilling News,
examined 100 water wells in or near the Barnett Shale and focused on
the presence of metals such as barium, arsenic, selenium and strontium.
Talking of peace
UT Arlington associate professor of political science Brent Sasley was quoted in a piece in The Times of Israel
about the resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
He said: “Putting everything on the table means that both sides get what
they want. It also allows them to connect different issues together,
making trade-offs where necessary and making it easier to see the final
Fine arts professor honored
Mary Vaccaro, professor of art and art history at UT Arlington, has
been appointed to serve on the national screening committee for U.S.
Student Fulbright applications to Italy, the Dallas Business Journals’ Executive People on the Move
column reported. An expert on Italian Renaissance art, Vaccaro is one
of just three members representing different disciplines and fields, who
will serve on the committee.