UTA In The News — Monday, September 26, 2022

Monday, Sep 26, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Texas governor’s race

Rebecca Deen, UT Arlington associate professor of political science and College of Liberal Arts associate dean, spoke to CBS DFW about Governor Greg Abbott’s projected lead over his opponent Beto O’Rourke in Texas’ upcoming governor’s race. "When you look at likely voters and almost certain voters, they tend to skew more conservative and more Republican," Deen said. "The reason for that is historical turnout data. If you look at who is most likely to vote, especially in non-presidential elections, it tends to be the habitual voters.” The story also appeared on Yahoo! News.

Stress and heart health

UT Arlington researchers are studying how daily stress can play a role in cardiovascular disease risks, Targeted News Service reported. Ashley Darling, kinesiology doctoral student, said daily stress is correlated with biological outcomes that may lead to an increased risk of future cardiovascular disease.