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UTA In The News — Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

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Running mates

KTVT CBS 11 quoted Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, in a story on Ted Cruz’s selection of Carly Fiorina as his running mate if he wins the Republican nomination. “It’s a little bit unorthodox to pick a VP candidate this early in the game,” Saxe said. KRLD 1080 AM also interviewed Saxe about Cruz’s selection.

Emerging Urban Artists

Carlos Donjuan, UTA senior lecturer and drawing area coordinator in the art and art history department, was featured in a Huffington Post article about “Make Your Mark,” an art book exploring emerging urban artists.

Faculty Entrepreneurship

Fort Worth Business reported that UTA-founded VisioSound Inc. is among four new companies that recently joined TECH Fort Worth’s Smart Start program as they prepare to launch their products. VisioSound is dedicated to developing personalized tools for foreign language learning using technology available on every smartphone and tablet.

Groundwater Quality

Topix.com and RigZone.com reported on research led by Kevin Schug, UTA Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, which demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing but also suggests that some potentially hazardous effects may dissipate over time.

EPA

A UTA student team’s design to reduce stormwater runoff that could result from future campus construction projects has won a national Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water award as part of the agency’s 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge, Smart Growth reported.