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UTA In The News — Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

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Water abnormalities

Homeland Security Newswire, Earth Network News and the Gephardt Daily quoted Kevin Schug, UTA’s Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry and director of the University’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation, in a story about abnormalities found in drinking water in Texas’s Eagle Ford Shale region. The Houston Chronicle quoted Zacariah Hildenbrand, a collaborator with UTA’s CLEAR labs, in a story about the potential environmental impact of the discovery of billions of barrels of oil under scrub brush in Balmorhea in West Texas.

Construction training in El Paso reported on a highway construction training program brought to the Borderland in partnership with The University of Texas at Arlington and the Texas Department of Transportation that is teaching dozens of residents to handle some of the many jobs needed around the area. The program is offered through UTA's Division of Enterprise Development.

UTA paralympians take gold

CW33 tweeted a video of UTA students and Paralympians Abbie Dunkin and Rose Hollermann showing off their medals.

Presidential debate

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, told KRLD 1080 AM that Sen. Ted Cruz’s recent endorsement of Republican nominee Donald Trump will give a big boost to the campaign. He also was interviewed about tonight's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on KLIF 570 AM in Dallas. Saxe said the debate might be something great but more than likely could be boring as candidates feel each other out. Saxe also commented on Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban’s part in the race. Saxe also previewed the debate on San Diego’s KOGO 600 AM and Baltimore’s WCBM 680 AM.

Thoreau defended

Kathryn Hamilton Warren, graduate coordinator and senior lecturer in UTA’s English Department, wrote an article for the news site Vox on how reading Henry David Thoreau can change your life. 

After-work emails

Research by Marcus Butts, associate professor of management in UTA’s College of Business, was cited in a NIH MedlinePlus article on the negative effects of after-hours work emails on family relationships.