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UTA In The News — Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

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Presidential ruminations

Rebecca Deen, associate professor and chair of the UT Arlington political science department, appeared on the KERA 90.1 FM noon show Think with Krys Boyd to discuss the GOP presidential nominee debate, the possibility of Joe Biden running and recent rulings on voter ID laws.

Debate winners, losers

Red Eye Radio interviewed Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about last night’s GOP presidential nominee debate winners and losers. Saxe said he initially thought the debate would be boring with so many candidates, but it ended up being a terrific debate.

UT Arlington part of system study

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that The University of Texas at Arlington is one of 13 campuses in the UT system that will take part in a $1.7 million study on sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and sexual harassment this fall. University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven asked for an in-depth study of the subject after he took office in January.

Free biodiversity services

Corporate Responsibility Magazine published an article coauthored by Meghna Tare, executive director of the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact at The University of Texas at Arlington, about the often overlooked “free” services biodiversity and ecosystems provide to society. Tare says payment for ecosystem services and corporate social responsibility are important approaches in transitioning to a “green economy.”

UTARI, Dallas firm collaborate

The UT Arlington Research Institute and Skyven Technologies are collaborating to build a prototype of a new optics system that will concentrate sunlight for energy use, Congoo News reported. The research is supported by a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research program grant.

Concrete association to meet at UTA

Concrete Products and Storm Water Solutions reported that the North American concrete pipe industry will gather at UT Arlington next January for the 2016 American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) Pipe Show and School. “We’ve long known there was a growing need and desire in the concrete pipe industry for a show all our own, and with the help of UTA and many of our members, I’m pleased to announce that we are ready,” said Matt Childs, president of the ACPA.

UTA professor takes Miami dean post

Jean-Pierre Bardet, professor and director of the UT Arlington Urban Water Institute, has been named dean of the University of Miami’s College of Engineering. Bardet will join the University of Miami on Aug. 15.