Looking for impact
Oil & Gas Monitor
featured a story 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
U.S. News ranks University high in diversity
UT Arlington should be congratulated for placing No. 5 in the country in terms of being an ethnically diverse campus, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial said, citing a U.S. News & World Report ranking. UT Arlington moved up from its No. 7 spot last year. The “diversity index” as defined by the magazine, is based on where college-bound students seeking diversity “are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own.” The diversity ranking wasn’t the only praise U.S. News had for UT Arlington. The university’s undergraduate business school, ranked 141 last year among 388 similar programs, shot up to No. 119 in this year’s listing.
Joining a community
A new study revealed that getting immersed in the community and
fostering a community atmosphere among customers aids a retailer's
bottom line, Business News Daily
reported. Elten Briggs, a UT Arlington associate professor of marketing
in the College of Business, was a co-author on the study.