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UTA In The News — Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

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Fracking article

A new study by UTA chemistry professor Kevin Schug about air contamination in and around fracking sites prompted a Forbes op-ed piece, which cited the need to put a stop to sloppy drilling methods in the natural gas industry. Forbes contributor James Conca wrote the op-ed piece. Energy In Depth, Science Daily, ScienMag, US Weekly OnlineMedIndia (India), Self-driving Cars, Green Car, and many other websites also reported on the study.

Energy Department grant

UTA physicists have been awarded a $1.06 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to upgrade the software that runs on the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support extremely data-heavy scientific applications such as advanced biology and materials science simulations, MyArlingtonTX and HPC Wire reported.

Presidential campaign

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, reviewed and discussed the ongoing presidential campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with WREC 600 AM (Memphis, Tenn.) and WTKS 1290 AM (Savannah, Ga.)

Islamic art lecture

Melia Belli Bose, UTA assistant professor of Asian Art History, will be giving a lecture on “What is Islamic art?” at The Crow Collection at 6:30 p.m. Sept.1 in Dallas, Dallas Morning News' GuideLive reported. 

Highest research

UTA was cited as a public institution included in the highest research category in an interview of the new president of Texas Tech University, Lawrence Schovanec, The Texas Tribune and the Star-Telegram reported.

Alum heads public works

UTA alumna Mindy Gowdy Carmichael is the first woman to head the Arlington Public Works Department, the Star-Telegram reported. Carmichael earned her degree in civil engineering from UTA. 

Graduate named vice president

UTA alumnus Tommy Slater has been named vice president of the Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, Tulsa World and News OK reported. Slater earned a degree in science and mechanical engineering from UTA.