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Zhiyong Yang

Parents wield influence over teen smoking

A marketing professor’s study shows that parents have a greater impact on their grade-school-age children’s attitudes toward tobacco than peers or advertisers.

Mass Effect

Video game aids mentally ill patients

A social work graduate student is transforming the popular video game Mass Effect 3 into an effective therapy treatment for people with mental illness.

Water Worries

Researchers devise novel methods to extend the water supply

Water safety is a major concern in North Texas, where city officials and residents fret over the stability of the supply. UT Arlington is taking the lead in this important field.

piles of trash at the landfill

Civil engineers turn landfills into a power source

An innovative recirculation system developed by two civil engineers is providing a source of electricity for about 1,600 households in Denton, Texas.

GO Center at Seguin High School

Preparing high school students for college

Staffed by UT Arlington student mentors, GO Centers are offices in area high schools that help students navigate the college admission and application process.

Homecoming crowd in front of College Park Centerwatch video

Energy, excitement draw Homecoming crowds

Maverick spirit filled the streets of the College Park District as thousands of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members soaked up the fun and festivities of Homecoming 2013.

old trains

Railroads carry indispensable freight—and allure

Don’t think of trains as a nuisance. These rolling behemoths are a vital cog in the world’s supply chain. And UT Arlington and the city of Arlington wouldn’t exist without them.

Kevin Schug in the laboratorywatch video

Research examines impact of natural gas drilling

A new study of water wells in and near the Barnett Shale shows elevated levels of potential contaminants closest to natural gas extraction sites. Shimadzu Distinguished Professor Kevin Schug leads the research team.

illustration of alumni networking

Rising alumni influence serves as catalyst for state’s growing workforce

Of UT Arlington’s more than 163,000 alumni, about 127,000 live in Texas and provide a stream of employees for high-demand fields like nursing, information technology, and bioengineering.

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper to headline speakers series

The season opens with a lecture by immigration rights activist Jose Vargas and includes NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg, ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen, and CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.