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UTA In The News — Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Researchers looking at metal in aquifer sediment

A new study co-authored by UT Arlington researchers is helping to shed new light on how tungsten metal is leached from the sediment surrounding aquifers into the groundwater,  Red Orbit, Innovations Report, BioNews Texas and Water Online reported. The findings may have implications for human health. The study is published in the journal Chemical Geology.

Introduction of microbes helps control invasive plants

A recent research project is discovering that the introduction of microbes into invasive plants can help prevent them from becoming established, Green Media reported. The project teamed Marnie Rout of the University of North Texas Health Science Center with UT Arlington biology professor Tom Chrzanowski.

Story explores technology and today's college student

The Minneapolis Star Tribune carried a New York Times article about technology and the classroom, for which UT Arlington Associate English Professor Cedrick May was interviewed. He explained how a pop quiz helped him discover that his students were not checking email.

Students help in design aimed at reducing stress of MRI patients

Two students in UT Arlington’s healthcare administration program assisted in a study that examined the impact of using interior design to reduce the stress of having an MRI, Healthcare Design magazine reported. Parkland Hospital engaged American Art Resources (Houston) and HOK Architects (New York) in conducting the study of its waiting environment. The students were used to oversee and observe the process, and to help troubleshoot any issues related to the self-administration process.