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UTA In The News — Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Looking for impact

Oil & Gas Monitor featured a story on a study led by UT Arlington associate professor of chemistry/biochemistry Kevin Schug that sought to survey and assess the impact of natural gas extraction from shale, also known as “fracking” on nearby water sources. The results of the assessment included a finding of high levels of arsenic and other contaminants closer to drilling sites. They were recently published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

U.S. News ranks University high in diversity

UT Arlington should be congratulated for placing No. 5 in the country in terms of being an ethnically diverse campus, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial said, citing a U.S. News & World Report ranking. UT Arlington moved up from its No. 7 spot last year. The “diversity index” as defined by the magazine, is based on where college-bound students seeking diversity “are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own.” The diversity ranking wasn’t the only praise U.S. News had for UT Arlington. The university’s undergraduate business school, ranked 141 last year among 388 similar programs, shot up to No. 119 in this year’s listing.

Joining a community

A new study revealed that getting immersed in the community and fostering a community atmosphere among customers aids a retailer's bottom line, Business News Daily reported. Elten Briggs, a UT Arlington associate professor of marketing in the College of Business, was a co-author on the study.