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UTA In The News — Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Natural gas study

SmartBrief reported on 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.

Discussion about next Federal Reserve chair

WREC/600 AM (Memphis, Tenn.) interviewed Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about the debate that President Obama may face over his next appointment for the head of the Federal Reserve. “The appointment itself could open up a lot discussion about the role of the Federal Reserve, what they do, should it be audited or not -- and that could provide a very interesting academic debate,” Saxe said.

Best of Big D 2013

The August issue of D Magazine, featuring Best of Big D 2013, has named Dallas VideoFest as the editors’ choice winner for the Best Annual Festival in Dallas. Bart Weiss, UT Arlington associate professor of art and art history, co-founded the festival in 1987. The magazine called Dallas VideoFest the city’s best-kept cultural secret for 25 years. Weiss also wrote a piece about the El Paso Classic Film Festival as a guest blogger for KERA’s Art and Seek.

Maverick Speakers Series

The University of Texas at Arlington has announced the lineup for the 2013-14 season of its Maverick Speakers Series, and it’s got some media heavy hitters, the Dallas Morning News Arts Blog reported. Among the speakers: CNN’s star anchor Anderson Cooper and chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, NPR’s Nina Totenberg, and ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen.

Councilmembers reject proposed complex

Bloomberg Businessweek reported on the Arlington City Council’s rejection of a proposed downtown four-story apartment complex that would have been marketed to students at the fast-growing University of Texas at Arlington. According. The report initially appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.