Making roads stronger
published an article about Sahadat Hossain, an associate professor of
civil engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington and the man
behind a new state program to shore up crumbling roads using an
underground support system of recycled plastic pins. With a
million-dollar grant from the state department of transportation,
Hossain is now beginning to implement the plastic pin solution on two
other Texas Highways, Routes 183 and 360. "Eventually, the idea is going
to catch on internationally," he says. "I'm confident."
Do anti-bullying programs work?
Anti-bullying initiatives have become standard at schools across the
country, but a new UT Arlington study finds that students attending
those schools may be more likely to be a victim of bullying than
children at schools without such programs, ScienceDaily, Science Codex
and other online sites reported. "One possible reason for this is that
the students who are victimizing their peers have learned the language
from these anti-bullying campaigns and programs," said Seokjin Jeong, an
assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at UT Arlington
and lead author of the study.
Chemistry research addresses drilling
Chromatographyonline.com and The Column
featured stories on a study led by UT Arlington associate professor of
chemistry/biochemistry Kevin Schug that sought to survey and assess the
impact of natural gas extraction from shale, also known as “fracking”,
on nearby water sources. The results of the assessment included a
finding of high levels of arsenic and other contaminants closer to
drilling sites. They were recently published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
an online publication for separation science, noted that Daniel W.
Armstrong, UT Arlington professor of chemistry/biochemistry, has been
named a fellow of the American Chemical Society. Armstrong, UT
Arlington’s Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, has authored more than
550 publications, including 29 book chapters and one book, and holds 20
Campus diversity lauded
The University of Texas at Arlington is about as diverse a campus as
you can find in America, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News
& World Report, CultureMap Dallas
reported. The publication’s “diversity index” measures where college
students are “most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or
ethnic groups different from their own.” In its current rankings, UT
Arlington tied for the fifth most diverse campus in the country.
Planning downtown living
Michael Buckley, a clinical professor with the UT Arlington School of
Architecture and director of the Center for Metropolitan Density, was
quoted in a Fort Worth Business Press
story about the Trinity Uptown flood control and economic development
project in Fort Worth. He said the Trinity Uptown development can
provide an attractive new living environment for people who work in
downtown Fort Worth, a major employment hub.