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UTA In The News — Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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UT System honors

Two University of Texas at Arlington professors have been honored as 2016 Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers, MyArlingtonTX, the news site of the City of Arlington, reported. Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and Barbara Shipman, associate professor of mathematics and a UTA Distinguished Teaching Professor, will be inducted into the Academy on April 19.

Fact checking

Checking politicians' statements just got easier thanks to Claimbuster, a Guardian opinion article wrote. Claimbuster is a statement fact-checking research project led by UTA Computer Science Engineering Associate Professor Chengkai Li, in collaboration with journalism experts and computer scientists from Duke, Stanford and Google Research.

Maverick Speakers

The UT Arlington Maverick Speakers Series “An Evening with Jane Goodall” event, which sold out in record time, was highlighted in a Huffington Post blog. Goodall shared her “5 reasons to hope,” including young people and the resilience of nature.

Computational predictions

The University of Texas at Arlington and the UTA Research Institute will develop state-of-the-art computational methodologies to predict the strength and life of rotor blade assemblies, known as rotor spars, through a new $1 million NASA agreement, JECComposites.com reported.

New York primaries

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, discussed today’s New York presidential primaries and Donald Trump’s showmanship on WBAP 820 AM.

Alumna honored

Alumna Emily Farris, a University of Texas of the Permian Basin assistant psychology professor, has been awarded the La Mancha Society Golden Windmill Award in recognition of completed intellectual contributions/creative productions while at UTPB, OAonline reported. Farries received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology with an emphasis in cognitive neuroscience from UTA.