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UTA In The News — Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Scientists, public looking for answers on quakes

Pamela Jansma, dean of the UT Arlington College of Science, was interviewed for a KTVT/CBS 11 story on a recent rash of small earthquakes in Johnson County. Jansma said that while scientists are interested in examining a possible relationship between natural gas exploration and the quakes, no definitive research has been completed.

Tobacco-free campuses spreading

UT Arlington was featured in a KDAF/CW33 report on the growing number of colleges and universities that have gone tobacco free. University of North Texas officials are considering joining UT Arlington as a tobacco-free campus.

New course taught by professor and industry professionals

Four of the most respected experts in the field of concrete pipe will lead a new course at The University of Texas at Arlington this summer, Storm Water Solutions magazine reported. “Structural Design of Concrete Gravity/Pressure Pipes” has been added to the curriculum of the College of Engineering. Professor Ali Abolmaali, Tseng Huang Endowed Professor of Structural Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the university, will be assisted by three leading experts from the North American concrete pipe industry.