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UTA In The News — Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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President Karbhari interviewed about Metro ArlingtonXpress

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram quoted UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari in its story about the Metro ArlingtonXpress or Max. The bus service represents the city of Arlington’s first foray into mass transit and involves a partnership with several entities including UT Arlington. “It will be a tool to make this one of the greatest regions in the nation,” Karbhari said. The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Business Press, Houston Chronicle and other media also reported on Max, which will connect College Park Center with the Trinity Railway Express’ CentrePort/DFW Airport Station.

Lamas interviewed about Move-In Day

KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed Frank Lamas, vice president of student affairs at UT Arlington, about campus Move-In Day. “The whole idea is to get those students connected to the University and make them feel like this new home away from home is the place they want to be,” Lamas said. WFAA/Channel 8, KDFW/Fox 4 and KXAS/NBC 5 also reported on Move-In Day.

Developers keep eye on student housing projects

A Dallas Business Journal’s story about developers’ interest in student housing projects noted UT Arlington’s growing student enrollment and demand for campus housing.

Media organizations announce 2013-14 Maverick Speakers Series

CultureMap Dallas, Austin Business Journal, CBS Atlanta, Boston Globe website, and several other media organizations noted the 2013-14 Maverick Speakers Series at UT Arlington, which will include Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, Bill Rasmussen, Jose Vargas and Nina Totenberg.

Report about natural gas driling debate in Dallas mentions UT Arlington study

In a story about the natural gas drilling debate in Dallas, CultureMap Dallas mentioned a study by researchers at UT Arlington that found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’s Barnett Shale.

Sasley interviewed about crisis in Egypt

Voice of America interviewed Brent Sasley, UT Arlington assistant professor of political science, about the Middle East peace talks and the crisis in Egypt.

Study co-authored by Price mentioned in media reports

Business News Daily and MediLexicon reported on a study co-authored by Joshua Price, UT Arlington assistant professor of economics, which found that financial incentives can be a very effective tool in encouraging employees to lose weight at companies that offer their workers those types of programs.

D Magazine report brings attention to film studies at UT Arlington

D Magazine’s Healthcare Daily noted that the creative director at UT Dallas’s Center for Brain Health used skills he learned while studying film at UT Arlington to turn neuroscience into video games. The technology helps children with autism practice interaction.