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UTA In The News — Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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Older job seeker challenges

Results from a new study show that, compared to younger job seekers, older adults receive fewer job offers, search for weeks longer and are ultimately less likely to find re-employment after losing a job, Science Daily reported. The study is published by the journal Psychological Bulletin. Darla Hamann, assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, contributed to the study along with researchers from Georgia Tech, University of Minnesota and Arizona State University.

Best and worst

Texas Monthly's biennial list of best and worst state legislators debuted and Tarrant County's lawmakers made both lists, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science said the rankings perhaps are used by challengers in elections. “At best, the Texas Monthly list of best and worst is great reading for the political literati.”

Metals prevalent

Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington have found elevated levels of numerous metals and chemical compounds associated with the hydraulic fracturing process in public and private water wells throughout the Barnett Shale, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and reported. A peer-reviewed study published in the scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology is careful not to identify drilling as the source of contamination, but the authors say their study should “be an impetus for further monitoring and analysis of groundwater quality."

Selling beer, wine

UT Austin will sell beer and wine at Longhorns' home football games this season, The Texas Tribune, the San Antonio Express-News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and many other media outlets reported. School officials announced the decision today, extending a pilot program that began in 2014 with other sporting events at campus venues in Austin. Texas becomes the fourth school within the UT system to serve adult beverages at its sporting events, joining UT Arlington, UT El Paso and UT San Antonio.