WBAP/820 AM morning anchors participated in a live drive-time
broadcast Friday morning at UT Arlington’s College Park Center. One segment
featured an interview with UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari and
Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck discussing the partnership between the
university and the city, research and college sports. Other segments, part 1 and part 2, featured an interview with UT Arlington men’s basketball coach Scott Cross.
Economics of health
During their live broadcast from UT Arlington's College Park Center, WBAP/820 AM
anchors also interviewed Josh Price, UT Arlington assistant professor
of economics and co-author on a study, which found that financial
incentives can be a very effective tool in encouraging employees to lose
weight at companies that offer their workers those types of programs.
Price also discussed the issue of soft drink sales bans in some schools.
New addition for research
The Dallas Business Journal Executive People on the Move
reported that Ashley Purgason, a UT Arlington graduate who served as
student regent on the UT System Board of Regents during 2012-2013, has
joined the UT Arlington College of Science as an assistant dean. She
will focus on increasing undergraduate research opportunities and
fostering innovative learning, including community and industry
Undergraduate's big honor
BioNews Texas and Azom.com
reported that John Gurak, a University of Texas at Arlington junior, is
one of less than 40 scholars nationwide to be awarded the EPA National
Center for Environmental Research's two-year fellowship for his ‘Green
Pollution study gets notice
In an op-ed in The Fayetteville Observer,
David McGowan III, executive director of the North Carolina Petroleum
Council, cited a study by UT Arlington researchers that found elevated
levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas
fracking sites in Texas’s Barnett Shale.
Starting class with iPads
The Alaska Dispatch carried a Christian Science Monitor
story in which UT Arlington Sociology Professor Ben Agger was
interviewed about America’s second largest school district, the Los
Angeles Unified School District, giving all its students iPads. It’s a
$1 billion high-tech investment that some are questioning.