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UTA In The News — Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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Better chemistry method

Daniel Armstrong, UTA's Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, has invented a method to quantify water content in solid pharmaceutical drugs that is faster, cheaper and more accurate than Karl Fischer titration, the method currently recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and widely used worldwide, Science DailyPhys.orgDrug Discovery and Development and several other publications reported. 

Dry blood spot system

The National Science Foundation website featured a new technique designed by Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair in Ion Analysis and James Garrett Professor in UTA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, to use electrical conductivity to measure blood in dry blood spot analyses used for infant HIV screening.

Nursing center

Anne Bavier, dean of UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation and president of the National League for Nursing, was quoted in several news stories announcing new colleges designated as centers for excellence in nursing education, KEYC News 12 in Mankato, Minn., WALB News 10 in Albany, Ga., and many other news outlets reported.

Education technology

George Siemens, executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research or LINK Lab at The University of Texas at Arlington, will be featured on the first episode of Leading Lines, a podcast on educational technology produced at Vanderbilt University. 

Political talk

Allan Saxe, UTA associate professor of political science, weighed in on the controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s comments about a Muslim-American couple whose son died fighting for the U.S. army in Iraq on KRLD 1080 AM. In a separate interview, Saxe talked with KLIF 570 AM about free speech issues on university campuses.

UTA grad honored

The Odessa American profiled Sheila Stevenson, a middle school principal who was recently named Ector County ISD administrator of the year. Stevenson received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from UTA.