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UTA In The News — Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

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International honor reported that Zdzislaw Musielak, University of Texas at Arlington physics professor & researcher, won the international Humboldt Research Award — for a nearly unprecedented third time — on his exploration of extra-solar planetary systems, the origin of dark matter and dark energy, black holes and formulation of fundamental theories of physics.

Political campaigns

A Fort Worth Star-Telegram column on the use of high-profile issues as fundraising tactics quoted Rebecca Deen, chair of the UT Arlington Department of Political Science, as saying politicians have become particularly adept at using hot-button issues as rallying cries.

Email etiquette

Almost 3 in 5 employees think that work emails are ruining family mealtimes, Forbes reported. The article quoted Marcus Butts, a UT Arlington management associate professor and lead author of a study that found people who get electronic work communications after hours get mad.

Environmental impact

UT Arlington researchers discovered metals and chemical compounds at levels exceeding federal limits in samples of drinking water taken within or near active natural gas wells in the Barnett Shale, reported.

History expert

Kenyon Zimmer, assistant professor of history at UT Arlington, was quoted in a WESA/90.5 Pittsburgh story about the motives behind the anarchist who shot Henry Clay Frick.

Prayers for Charleston

In a Fort Worth Star-Telegram blog post on the City of Charleston’s unity in the face of adversity, former Arlington mayor Richard Greene mentioned a prayer vigil held at UT Arlington’s College Park Center.