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UTA In The News — Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Environmental impact

Forbes contributor James Conca used UTA chemistry professor Kevin Schug’s research on changes to groundwater quality alongside the expansion of unconventional drilling as the basis for today’s Forbes article about whether concerns about the environmental impacts of fracking could lay the groundwork for a resurgence of the coal industry. Conca is a commentator on the geopolitics of energy. 

Teaching Math

UTA College of Education professors Joohi Lee and Mohan Pant are developing a competency-based online, graduate-level course that will help math teachers better learn to teach conceptual geometry, UT System UT Matters Blog reported. The work is supported by a grant from online education company Academic Partnerships.

Vortex Identification

Chaoqun Liu, UTA mathematics professor, has developed a new vortex identification method for 3-D complex flow,, Science Newsline and Innovations Report reported. The paper was published in the journal Science China: Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy.

Presidential race

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, and some students spoke with WFAA ABC 8 about presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Saxe said this year’s presidential primary process is “really how the American democracy works,” adding, “We don’t just choose from the anointed few.”

Architecture forum

Maria Martinez-Cosio, associate professor at UTA’s Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Shima Hamidi, assistant professor of planning at UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, are participating in a Dallas Architecture Forum panel discussion on “Economics and Architecture”, reported. 

Alumni success

UTA alumna Alexis Nguyen has been named Community Engagement Manager TECH Fort Worth, DallasCityBizList reported. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from UTA.