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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Water worries

In a story about natural gas drilling and its impact on groundwater, StateImpact.org, noted that the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District is working with scientists at UT Arlington to analyze well water samples in four Texas counties. They hope to have results by this fall. StateImpact is a reporting project of National Public Radio member stations.

Expert content

KCEN-TV in Waco-Temple-Killeen reported that Mindi Anderson, simulation coordinator and assistant professor in the UT Arlington College of Nursing, is one of the authors responsible for the expert content on the National League for Nursing’s Simulation Information Resource Center. Anderson was among three who received the distinguished simulation nurse educators award at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in San Francisco last month.

Breast cancer research

Ecosalon reported on research from The University of Texas at Arlington that found when breast cancer and mammary gland cells were exposed to BPA, the chemical worked with naturally occurring molecules, including estrogen, to create a more hospitable environment for breast cancer growth. The research was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

World politics

Digital Journal quoted Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, in a story about Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Strengthened by sweeping local poll wins that came despite damaging claims, analysts say he is likely to run for president this year or seek a fourth term as prime minister. The piece originally appeared in Yahoo! News via Agence France-Presse.

Art on display

In conjunction with the exhibition "Let the Drip from the Ceiling Become an 8 Foot Hole in the Roof," CentralTrak hosted several interviews including one with Justin Ginsberg, visiting assistant professor and head of the glass art program at UT Arlington, Art This Week.com reported.

Ambassadors for Arlington

The Dallas Morning News reported on the eight North Texas ambassadors whose tasks it is to cater to the Final Four teams this week. The seven men and one woman will greet players at the airport, stay with the teams at their Dallas hotels and act as day-and-night concierges until they head home. Those ambassadors include two alums from SMU, TCU, UNT and UT Arlington.