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UTA In The News — Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Hydraulic fracturing

Greenstyle (Italy), ScienceCodex,, Science Daily and Science Newsline reported on new research led by Kevin Schug, UTA Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, which demonstrates that groundwater quality changes alongside the expansion of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing but also suggests that some potentially hazardous effects may dissipate over time. Schug also published an article on a stoichiometric displacement model for proteins in reversed-phase LC in Chromatography Online.

Presidential primaries

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, discussed the latest round of presidential primaries with KLIF 570 AM and WBAP 820 AM. Saxe said it was a huge night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but the other candidates aren’t planning on dropping out yet.

Diversity research

The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grant for 2016, including the UT Arlington Libraries. Brett D. Currier, director of scholarly communications, and Tessa White, service desk manager, will receive $2,500 for original research on their project, “Creating a Model Policy for Trans-inclusiveness in the Libraries.”

Grading colleagues and Perfect Health Tips published a Reader’s Digest article about ways to reduce stress at the workplace. James Campbell Quick, John and Judy Goolsby – Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy in the UTA College of Business, was quoted saying you should give your colleagues a grade “D” for those that drain your energy and “F” for those who fill you up with energy.

EPA challenge

A UTA student team’s design to reduce stormwater runoff that could result from future campus construction projects has won a national Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water award as part of the agency’s 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge, Storm Water Solutions reported.

Alumnae promoted

Virtual-Strategy Magazine,, and various other media outlets reported that fleet management solutions company Omnitracs, LLC announced the appointment of alumnae Sarah Hagan as chief financial officer. Hagen earned a bachelor’s of arts in accounting from UTA.