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UTA In The News — Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Better drug manufacturing

A UT Arlington chemistry professor, renowned for his work in the area of chemical separations, is leading an effort to find a more accurate way to measure water content in pharmaceuticals – a major quality issue for drug manufacturers, Science Newsline, Science Codex,, Science Daily and many other websites reported. Daniel W. Armstrong, UT Arlington's Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, says the new technique could be 100 times more sensitive than one of the most popular current methods.

Politics of immigration

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, expects to file a comprehensive immigration bill in Congress within the next several weeks, Al Dia reported. In the article, Christian Zlolniski, UT Arlington associate professor of anthropology and expert on international migration and economic globalization, said Latino voters and the immigration issue are becoming increasingly important to Republicans. Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, said he believes that politics is the reason Barton is facing the issue but added that a solution has become important and necessary.

Women's art

Nancy Palmieri, UT Arlington professor of art and art history, will have her work displayed as part of a "Women In Art & Academia" at Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.