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UTA In The News — Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

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Remembering 9/11

A concert composed and directed by UT Arlington senior Jesus Martinez, "Threnody for 9-11," will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in Irons Recital Hall, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Foreign policy questions

In a KDFW/FOX 4 story related to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Brent Sasley, UT Arlington assistant professor of political science, said a complete withdrawal of the U.S. military from Afghanistan and Iraq would be a mistake. "I think that would be opening the door for the spread of influence of enemies of the United States or others who the United States has disagreements with, like the Taliban in Afghanistan or Iran and Iraq," Sasley said.

Supporting soldiers

UT Arlington ROTC Color Guard appeared in a segment on the WFAA/Channel 8's Good Morning Texas on Wednesday, which focused on Operation Sweet 16. The movement, started by a North Texas girl who turns 16 on March 16, aims to raise $16,000 for U.S. soldiers in financial need.

Muslim students remember

Three UT Arlington Muslim Student Association members were interviewed in a KDAF Channel 33 story about how the tragedy of 9-11 changed the way some people looked at Muslims. "We didn't realize that, 'Oh, this guy claims to be Muslim, and he's doing this in the name of God, according to him.' So, we didn't realize the repercussions at the time," said Nadia Syed, one of the UT Arlington students who was in sixth grade at the time of the attacks.

Student gallery owner

Kevin Rubén Jacobs is a typical art student -- he studies hard, works hard, and spends most of his time creating something, the KXAS Channel 5 website reported. However, something that makes the 22-year-old UT Arlington student quite different is that he owns his own art gallery, the Oliver Francis Gallery in Deep Ellum.