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UTA In The News — Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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NAI Fellows named

Two University of Texas at Arlington professors known for their innovation in the world of chemistry have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the websites News Medical and PhysOrg reported. Daniel W. Armstrong, the UT Arlington Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, and Richard Timmons, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, join eight other UT Arlington faculty and administrators previously named NAI Fellows.

Fracking conversation

Kevin Schug, associate professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, wrote a column for about his recent appearance at a conference called “Questions and Answers on Fracking,” hosted jointly by the Colombian government, oil and gas industry, and national media. The goal was to further a national conversation regarding the plan for Colombia to proceed with extraction of unconventional natural resources. Schug’s lab released a widely publicized report in 2013 on possible contamination in private water wells near natural gas drilling.

New director named

UT Arlington has named Amber White as the new director of its Pre-Law and Legal Studies Center, according to the Dallas Business Journal. White is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and Texas Tech University. She has served at law firms with the U.S. government and as a sole practitioner.