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UTA In The News — Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Amazon-Whole Foods deal

Roger Meiners, the UTA Goolsby-Rosenthal Endowed Chair of Economics and a professor of economics, wrote a question-and-answer column for The Conversation about Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods. In the column, Meiners explains what Amazon and Whole Foods gain in the deal, as well as what other grocers might lose. The column also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, the International Business Times, SeattlePI.com, the Arizona Daily Star, the Times and Democrat in Orangeburg, S.C. and many other media outlets.

New book on lobbying

Herschel Thomas, UTA assistant professor of political science, has co-authored Revolving Door Lobbying, a book that explains the connection among public service, private influence and the unequal representation of interests, Roll Call and the Election Law blog reported.

UTA collaborates

Interdisciplinary teams of researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center are using high-tech sensors to develop treatments for people with balance problems, PublicNow reported. UTA and the UTA Research Institute are two of the collaborating institutions at the center’s Human Movement Performance Laboratory.

Georgia election

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, said the Georgia congressional election is important but changing demographics may eventually convert the district from republican to democrat, KRLD 1080 AM reported. Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in a close race yesterday. 

Alumnus hired

Ben Hashemi has joined George, Miles & Buhr LLC as a project engineer, Delaware Business Now reported. Hashemi earned his master’s degree in civil engineering from UTA.

Future Mav

Reed Wagner, a Keller ISD Fossil Ridge High School graduate, will use a Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship funded by Unity One Credit Union to attend UTA this fall, CUInsight reported.