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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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UT Arlington named nation's 7th fastest growing public research institution

The Chronicle of Higher Education 2013 Almanac lists The University of Texas at Arlington as the nation's seventh fastest growing public research institution based on enrollment between 2001 and 2011. UT San Antonio, UT Dallas and UT El Paso also were in the top 20.

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BBC reports on UTA research into groundwater near natural gas fracking sites

The BBC (United Kingdom) reported on a study by researchers at UT Arlington that found increased levels of arsenic in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’s Barnett Shale.

Cash incentives help some employees shed weight

In a story about a California employer paying its workers to stop smoking, the Business Insider noted a study by researchers at Cornell University and UT Arlington that found that offering cash incentives can be a very effective motivator, at least when it comes to losing weight. Men’s Fitness also reported on the study.

Nine UT Arlington faculty recognized as outstanding educators by UT System Regents

Nine UT Arlington faculty members are among 63 educators recognized this year by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for excellence in the classroom, the North Dallas Gazette reported.

Council rejects proposed apartments that would have been marketed to UT Arlington students

In a 6-3 vote, the Arlington City Council rejected a proposed downtown four-story apartment complex Tuesday, which would have been marketed to students at the fast-growing University of Texas at Arlington, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Residents cited concerns that the apartment complex's size would harm the neighborhood.

Demand for student housing driving up rentals

The University of Texas at Arlington’s demand for student housing has driven up the number of rentals in the Heart of Arlington area, particularly along Abram Street, but also stabilized quality and appeal of the aging area, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Arlington sheds transit-less title

With the launch of its new weekday commuter bus service to the airport, Arlington temporarily shed its distinction as the largest American city without mass transportation, reported. UT Arlington is teaming with the city and businesses in the pilot project. The article originated in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Move-In Day in pictures

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram featured a photo gallery on UT Arlington's annual Move-In Day. Monday saw the arrival of many of the school's residents for the new school year, with classes starting Thursday. More than 6,000 of the school's enrollment of about 34,000 will live in residence halls, apartments and family housing this fall. About 600 volunteers assisted with the move-ins.