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UTA In The News — Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

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Contaminated river

UT Arlington Earth and Environmental Sciences professor and chair Asish Basu was interviewed by CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley about an Environmental Protection Agency incident that sent a million gallons of toxic sludge from an abandoned mine into Colorado's Animas River. Dr. Basu said: “All these metals, in excessive amounts, are dangerous to human life.”

Non-work hour emails

A Time article about the stress created by receiving emails outside of work 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. “When it comes to emails that are negative in tone, it makes you angry,” says Butts. “Being angry takes a lot of focus and our resources and it keeps us from being engaged with other things.”

Nursing leader

The Dallas Business Journal People on the Move column reported that Dr. Paul Fadel, a prominent physiology integrative researcher and expert in neural cardio-vascular control in health and disease, will join the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation. 

Redevelopment plan

Kevin Sloan, clinical assistant professor in the UT Arlington College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs, discussed the proposal to redevelop the gateway to Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District with KERA/90.1 FM. “If Dallas is going to compete on a world stage with other North American and global cities, it needs to not turn Bishop Arts into a place that looks like everywhere else,” says Sloan. “We need to turn everywhere else into their own version of Bishop Arts.”

Film debuts on Aspire TV

The Aspire TV Network’s ABFF Independent broadcast “Katrina’s Son” on Sunday evening. The short film was produced and directed by Ya’Ke Smith, the Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film at UT Arlington. ABFF Independent is a showcase of popular and award winning films from the American Black Film Festival.

Campus construction

UT Arlington was mentioned in a BDCNetwork article about universities focusing on collaboration, creativity and technology when making construction or renovation plans on campus. The state legislature recently approved bills that would appropriate $70 million for constructing a science and education innovation and research building at UT Arlington.

Public classrooms

UT Arlington was mentioned in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Cheers and Jeers opinion section. The submission thanked UT Arlington and other area businesses for “their dedication to making public classrooms more real-world and motivating for our students.”

Good Morning Texas preview

WFAA Channel 8 reported that it will broadcast live this week from the UT Arlington Planetarium, highlighting shows “Dynamic Earth” and “Spacepark 360: Infinity.”