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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Arsenic analyzer

A Dallas Morning News story on commercialization of research at universities in North Texas focused on UT Arlington and National Science Foundation funding for the development of an arsenic analyzer by Purnendu Dasgupta, Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry, and Aditya Das, senior research scientist at the UT Arlington Research Institute. The story also noted that UT Arlington has partnered with startup incubator Tech Fort Worth to enhance its efforts. 

Radio waves used

Although no one has been able to confirm an exomoon, the hunt is on and a UT Arlington research team thinks following a trail of radio wave emissions may lead astronomers to this groundbreaking discovery, according to Universe Today, and Sifter, Science magazine’s online picks of the best news from the web. Zdzislaw Musielak, professor of physics in the UT Arlington College of Science, is co-author of a new paper along with Ph.D. students Joaquin Noyola and Suman Satyal, that describes how calculations drawn from dynamics between Jupiter and its moon Io could be used to locate moons outside our solar system.

Turkey's future

Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, co-authored a piece in Foreign Affairs on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country’s future. Sasley said that although Turkey’s president is formally only the head of state, the position will provide a platform from which Erdogan can influence policies and appointments. 

Media misrepresnetation

Jeremy Connally, 24, a student studying computer science at The University of Texas at Arlington, was quoted in a New York Times story on the Twitter response to the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and misrepresentation of African-American teens by the media. “They’re portrayed as if they deserved it, cop versus robbers, good guys versus bad guys,” he said.