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UTA In The News — Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Recognition of excellence

Daniel Armstrong and Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, professors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, were named to The Power List 2015, the top 100 most influential people in the world of analytical science, The Analytical Scientist reported. UT Arlington was the only Texas institution with two professors on the list. Armstrong ranked No. 8 on the list. Dasgupta was ranked in the group of 21st and above. Armstrong is known globally for his work in chiral molecular recognition that changed the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory focus. Dasgupta is widely known for his work in discovering an environmentally friendly analysis of arsenic in drinking water. He also is developing a NASA-funded ion chromatograph for testing extraterrestrial soil.

Column screening

Kevin Schug, UTA associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, wrote a piece in Chromatography Online about why column screening is better than mobile-phase screening.

Diverse campus

After Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's controversial comment about African-American college students, several newspapers ran an article that ranked UTA as one of the most diverse campuses in the country according to a U.S. News and World Report list. The articles appeared in the Houston Chronicle, the Stamford, Ct., Advocate, the Connecticut Post and several other publications.

Musical notes

World-class pianist Dave Zoller and Evidence will perform in Dallas Thursday, Active Rain reported. UTA grad Aaron Irwinski, a saxophonist who played with the UTA Jazz Ensemble, is a member of the band, Evidence.

Ranked among the best

Animation Career Review ranked UTA No. 46 nationally among graphic design schools. UTA came in No. 19 among public schools and colleges and No. 7 in the Southwest.

Runoff election win for alumnus

Daniel Gallagher won a special runoff election for a seat on the Mansfield school district board of trustees, The Dallas Morning News reported. Gallagher is a UTA graduate.