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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Student research

Jessica Lilley, a junior majoring in biology and microbiology and minoring in chemistry and psychology, has developed a process to detect drug residue on a suspect’s fingerprint taken at the crime scene, the Star-Telegram reported. 

Lockheed Martin gift

Many news outlets, including the Star-Telegram, KDFW Fox 4KXAS NBC 5, KTVT CBS 11, KRLD 1080 AM, WBAP 820 AM and KLIF 570 AM, reported on Lockheed Martin’s $1.5 million gift to UTA, making the company the name sponsor of UTA’s Career Development Center.

Automated fact-checking

Chengkai Li, UTA associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was credited with helping create iCheck software in seriouslymedia.com. The tool automates the time-consuming process of checking claims about a candidate’s voting record. 

UTA wins in NIT

Several news outlets, including the Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News, carried stories about UTA’s rout of the University of Akron in the second round of the NIT Monday night. The Mavericks, who have won 14 straight games at home, will play California State Bakersfield in the quarterfinal tonight at College Park Center. 

Arguing techniques

Jim Quick, a UTA professor of management and behavior expert, was quoted in a New York Daily News story about the best way to argue with a spouse. He said spouses should avoid name calling or anything that de-personalizes the other person.

Alumna named associate

Priya Acharya has been elected an associate by the board of directors of Weir & Associates Inc., an Arlington firm specializing in civil engineering and land surveying consulting services, the Dallas Business Journal reported. Acharya holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UTA. 

Trump talk

Allan Saxe appeared on KFTK 97.1 FM in St. Louis and WOOD 106.9 FM in Grand Rapids, Mich., for an analysis of the week in politics in Washington D.C. He said President Trump’s use of the word “wiretap” is old-fashioned, adding that surveillance may have been a broader, more appropriate term.