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UT Arlington In The News - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Noted conductor to perform

Voice Places noted that Gunther Schuller, a Pulitzer Prize winner, composer, conductor, and celebrated author, will perform with the UTA Wind Symphony Saturday in Irons Recital Hall.

Civil engineer concerned about pipeline risks

The Dallas Observer interviewed Mohammad Najafi, director of the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research at UT Arlington, for its story about the Keystone pipeline. In a matter of weeks, crude oil will begin flowing through the Gulf Coast portion of the pipeline in Texas, but a watchdog group questions the integrity of the project and wonders whether it is ready to operate. “The number of potential issues that are raised, and the quality control problems concern me as well,” Najafi said.

Political science assistant professor's analysis commended

Brent Sasley, UT Arlington assistant professor of political science, was mentioned in an op-ed on The Daily Beast about the closing of Open Zion, a column about Israel, Palestine and the Jewish future. Rachel Cohen wrote: “Of course we need that kind of space. We need to be reading Ali Gharib’s reporting next to Brent Sasley’s analysis, while also making space for Palestinians, politicians, feminists, journalists, students, educators, rabbis and policymakers.”

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