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Monday, September 9, 2013

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Fox 4 interviews professor on Syria

KDFW/FOX 4 interviewed Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about the crisis in Syria and whether President Obama’s plan of a limited strike in Syria can win support from Congress. “When he first made the announcement, the assumption was that he could probably get the votes,” Sasley said. “As time went on, it looked less and less likely, even for example, when the White House was given classified briefings. Many in Congress just didn’t show up and we know that those who are opposed, leaning no, are getting vocal and more publicly skeptical.”

 

 

Remembering Kennedy

With the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas fast approaching, the UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections will present the photography exhibit "Howdy, Mr. President! A Fort Worth Perspective of JFK,” WFAA/ABC 8 reported. The exhibit is a collection of rarely seen photos that draws from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram photographic collection at UT Arlington.

The rarely seen photographs in UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections new “Howdy, Mr. President!” exhibit are to commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK’s arrival, not his death, according to Cathy Spitzenberger, a UTA photo research assistant who helped prepare the show, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The 81 black-and-white photos shot by Star-Telegram photographers chronicle the Kennedys’ visit to Fort Worth. “These photos show a different story — a happy one,” she said. “We want people to understand that part of the story, too.”

Tough predictions

Janice Baldwin, a senior lecturer in UT Arlington’s College of Business, was interviewed by KRLD/1080AM about a union strike at Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth.  She said it’s hard to know who has the upper hand because “very few things leak out from contract negotiations.”

Talking architecture

Mark Lamster, a UT Arlington professor in practice and The Dallas Morning News' architecture critic, said the controversial Museum Tower in the Dallas arts district "has thus far conducted itself as a classic mean girl: privileged, superficial, manipulative and more than a little condescending," in a recent analysis of the design conflict.

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