Natural gas study
reported on a study by researchers at UT Arlington that found elevated
levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas
fracking sites in Texas’s Barnett Shale.
Discussion about next Federal Reserve chair
(Memphis, Tenn.) interviewed Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate
professor of political science, about the debate that President Obama
may face over his next appointment for the head of the Federal Reserve.
“The appointment itself could open up a lot discussion about the role of
the Federal Reserve, what they do, should it be audited or not -- and
that could provide a very interesting academic debate,” Saxe said.
Best of Big D 2013
The August issue of D Magazine,
featuring Best of Big D 2013, has named Dallas VideoFest as the
editors’ choice winner for the Best Annual Festival in Dallas. Bart
Weiss, UT Arlington associate professor of art and art history,
co-founded the festival in 1987. The magazine called Dallas VideoFest
the city’s best-kept cultural secret for 25 years. Weiss also wrote a
piece about the El Paso Classic Film Festival as a guest blogger for
KERA’s Art and Seek.
Maverick Speakers Series
The University of Texas at Arlington has announced the lineup for the
2013-14 season of its Maverick Speakers Series, and it’s got some media
heavy hitters, the Dallas Morning News Arts Blog
reported. Among the speakers: CNN’s star anchor Anderson Cooper and
chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, NPR’s Nina Totenberg, and
ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen.
Councilmembers reject proposed complex
reported on the Arlington City Council’s rejection of a proposed
downtown four-story apartment complex that would have been marketed to
students at the fast-growing University of Texas at Arlington.
According. The report initially appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.