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UTA In The News — Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

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Dealing with lead contamination in soil

WWL-TV/CBS 4 (New Orleans) interviewed Andrew Hunt, a UT Arlington assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, about a project he is leading that hopes to find the best way to deal with lead contamination in soil. The story also appeared on the station’s website and on KLFY-TV/CBS 3 (Lafayette, La.).

Video games sales' impact on crime

WREG-TV/CBS 3 (Memphis, Tenn.) broadcast a story in which Michael Ward, UT Arlington associate professor of economics, was interviewed about his research on video games that showed when sales of violent games increase, violent crime decreases. The story initially aired on KDAF-TV/CW 33 (Dallas).

Florida addresses Vision North Texas

Noted author and economist Richard Florida told a group of volunteer visionaries from across the metroplex Friday that civic and government entities in Tarrant and Dallas counties need to foster a "work-together consortium," the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. He was referring to the notion that the west side of the metroplex competes with the east side. Florida was speaking to the 2011 Regional Summit of Vision North Texas, a group that has produced a plan that can lead growth for a 16-county North Texas region. The group is sponsored by the University of Texas at Arlington, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Urban Land Institute's North Texas District Council. Florida has been working with UT Arlington's School of Urban and Public Affairs on its efforts.

Native American group expands message

The Native American Student Association at UT Arlington has sponsored a spring Pow Wow for 17 years, but this year the group is expanding its message, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Starting Tuesday, the group will participate in Native American Heritage Month -- observed nationally through November -- with programs looking at language, Hollywood's portrayal of American Indians and their image in sports. "We are really excited," said Les Riding-In, an adviser in UT Arlington's Honors College who also advises the student association. "It's the first time we have a theme."

Research collaboration

UT Arlington will have a tie-up with Gitam University on joint research programs, particularly in the area of nano technology, The Hindu reported.