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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.

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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.

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Taming traffic

Civil engineering Professor Sia Ardekani and his team are determined to unclog North Texas roadways by merging voluminous amounts of data into high-tech transit information systems.

Marvin Dulaney

History chair helps launch digital site for Black history research

"There is no other source like it in the state. The 850-plus entries are compiled by a wide range of scholars who do research on African-American history in Texas."

Downtown Arlington

Deep in the heart of Arlington

University and city leaders shared a vision of transforming downtown into a dining and entertainment destination. The result: a revitalized corridor featuring restaurants, performance venues, nightlife, and a rising cool factor.

Heroes for Hope

Fraternity brings joy to sick children

For kids fighting serious illnesses, Beta Theta Pi’s Heroes for Hope program devotes time, energy, and money to make sure they get a morale boost.

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Crash Course: Architecture 4557

The 82-year-old Continental Avenue bridge in Dallas will soon be converted into a pedestrian plaza, a transformation that Professor Todd Hamilton decided to probe with his spring design studio.