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UTA In The News — Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

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Tech Titans finalists

Tech Titans has named four UTA professors finalists for the 2016 Tech Titans awards, Dallas Business Journal reported. Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, Hamish Small Chair in Ion Analysis and James Garrett Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Liping Tang, professor of bioengineering; Laura Mydlarz, associate professor and associate chair of biology; and Kevin Schug, professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, are all finalists for this year’s awards. 

Improving market intelligence

Startup BeatScientific Computing and Science Codex reported on research by Gene Moo Lee, UTA assistant professor of information systems and operations management, that uses big data analytics and text-mining techniques to improve market intelligence and explain potential mergers and acquisitions of startup companies in the fast-moving high-technology industry.

Artist spotlight focuses on Huckaby

KERA 90.1 FM (NPR Dallas) featured Sedrick Huckaby, an artist and UTA assistant professor of art and art history, in the station’s new Artist Spotlight segment. Huckaby’s paintings are rooted in Texas and inspired by his family, faith and African American heritage. A web version of the story appears at Art & Seek.org.

Race for the White House

WBAP 820 AM interviewed Allan Saxe, a UTA associate professor of political science, about Hillary Clinton’s potential reaction to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s expected announcement of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as a running mate. “I don’t see her having sleepless nights over this,“ Saxe said. “Her sleepless nights will be over emails, her past, and investigations she has endured.” 

Focus on sustainability

UTA is hosting the 2017 International Solid Waste Association Winter School on Jan. 16-27, 2017, the Global Methane Initiative reported. This year UTA’s Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability is offering a chance to win a full scholarship to the Winter School through a sustainable waste management essay competition. 

Alumnus named senior asset manager

UTA alumnus Brian Fuller has been named senior asset manager for Preston Hollow Capital, Yahoo Finance and many other media reported. Fuller received his master’s in business administration degree from UTA. 

Alumnus named president

UTA alumnus Rick Smith has been named president of the Sugar Land Rotary, Sugar Land Sun reported. Smith graduated from UTA with a bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering degree.

Alumna describes goals for Groesbeck

UTA alumna and Groesbeck City Council member Tamikia Jackson was featured in a Groesbeck Journal article describing her goals for the city. Jackson earned her bachelor’s in science in social work degree from UTA.