Defending the First Amendment
Bart Weiss, UT Arlington associate professor of film and director of the Dallas Video Festival, was quoted in a KRLD 1080 AM story
about YouTube blocking the trailer for the anti-Islamic film the “The
Innocence of Muslims” in Bangladesh and Pakistan. “People who believe in
the freedom of speech, the way I do, are always in the position of
defending the worst case scenarios. You can’t say, ‘I believe in freedom
of speech’ and think that applies only to nice people saying nice
things,” Weiss said.
Making physics news
UT Arlington physics professor Kaushik De was featured in a story on the website Quantum Diaries
about a partnership between Brookhaven National Lab and UT Arlington to
make a computer workload management system used by the ATLAS experiment
at the Large Hadron Collider more widely available. De was one of the
lead developers of the system called PanDA. Brookhaven and UT Arlington
will receive $1.7 million in U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
funding for the new project.