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UTA In The News — Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

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Jazz exchange

KITV/ABC 4 in Honolulu reported on UT Arlington students participating in the Hawaii Jazz Exchange, which is focused on building relationships beyond borders and growing student’s passions. KITV interviewed Tim Ishii, music professor and director of the UT Arlington Jazz Orchestra, and Curtis Abe, Jazz Band Director for ‘Iolani School. An extended interview and UT Arlington jazz combo performance can be seen here at

Environmental impact

KRLD/1080 AM interviewed a member of the UT Arlington research team about high levels of metal and chemicals associated with fracking. Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington published their findings on drinking water sources near the Barnett Shale in the American Chemical Society scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology. Fort Worth Weekly also reported on the findings.

Science ambassadors

UT Arlington Science Ambassadors have helped over 100,000 K-12 students learn science principles in fun and exciting ways, KXAS/NBC 5 reported. 

Sustainable campus

John Darling, UT Arlington Campus Composter, was mentioned in a CultureMap Dallas piece on a farmer’s passion for melons. Darling’s efforts have pushed UT Arlington to dispose of uneaten food, pruned tree branches and other organic matter that would have otherwise been trucked to a landfill; instead, turning the material into valuable fertilizer for the campus’ landscaping and a nearby community garden.

Prayer vigil

In the wake of the tragic shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E Church in Charleston, South Carolina, local civic and religious leaders are gathering for a vigil tonight at the UT Arlington College Park Center, KXAS/NBC 5 reports. 

Alumna's artistic workspace

The New York Times interviewed Teresa L. White, president for United States operations of the insurance company Aflac, about her workspace. She keeps a collection of elephant sculptures and photos, a symbol of good luck for members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. White was a member while a business administration student at UT Arlington.

Scholarship winner reported that The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has chosen Kristen Scott, a UT Arlington College of Business student pursing a master’s degree in taxation and an MBA, as the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship. To be nominated for the scholarship, a student has to be enrolled in an accounting degree program at the bachelor’s or master’s level and must show a keen interest in auditing and accounting. 

Nursing alumna's new title

Dr. Cindy Cooke has been named the new president of the board of directors for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, reported. Cooke received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington.