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UTA In The News — Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

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Water quality study

Apache Corp. has partnered with UTA to conduct a baseline water quality test of the surface water and ground water in the Alpine High energy play, the Midland Reporter-Telegram reported.

No bombshells

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, said there were not any bombshells in the Jim Comey testimony before a congressional committee on WREC 600 AM in Memphis, Tenn., and WFLA 970 AM in Tampa Bay, Fla.

TissueGen announces progress

Dr. Kevin Nelson, founder and chief scientific officer of TissueGen, said progress on implantable and topical fiber-based delivery of biologics and pharmaceuticals is paving the way for the next generation of orthopedic medical products, tissue engineering breakthroughs and advances in regenerative medicine, ODT Magazine reported. Nelson is a former UTA bioengineering faculty member.

New principal

James Clark was named principal of Irving school district’s Johnson Middle School, the Irving Weekly reported. Johnson earned a UTA master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies.

Election news

Roxanne Thalman defeated opponent Marvin Sutton by only three votes in the Arlington District 3 council May 10 runoff race, the Star-Telegram reported. District 5 incumbent Lana Wolff won re-election against Dakota Loupe in runoff election. Sutton is a UTA alumnus. Loupe is a UTA student.

Column claims Paris Accord a bad deal

Richard Greene wrote in a Star-Telegram opinion column that President Trump has shown true leadership in getting the United States out of the Paris Accord, which he termed a bad deal. Greene, a former Arlington mayor and regional administrator for the EPA, is a professor in practice in the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.