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UTA In The News — Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

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KDFW interviews Sasley about Middle East protests

Brent Sasley, a UT Arlington assistant political science professor, appeared live in studio on the KDFW/Fox 4 News at 9 program to discuss protests in the Middle East following the deadly attack on U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya. “If we can judge by Egypt and Libya the protests will continue for a while, but they might not get out of control,” Sasley said. “Libya has already apologized for the attack and promised to protect. In Egypt, the Brotherhood, which forms the bulk of the government, has already started to direct protests away from the Embassy or other key sites. So, it looks like they are learning.”

New analysis of Kepler's supernova

Red noted that Sangwook Park, a UT Arlington assistant physics professor, co-authored a study about Kepler’s supernova. New analysis suggests that the supernova explosion was not only more powerful, but that it also might have also occurred at a greater distance than previously thought.

Burton remembered

Alex Burton, a longtime DFW radio and news personality, died Thursday of complications from prostate cancer, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning Newsreported. He was 80. An adaptable survivor of ever-changing radio and television formats, he had a long and diverse career as a reporter, narrator, pundit and general observer of the human condition. Burton studied political science at The University of Texas at Arlington, where he was named a distinguished alumnus in 1981.

Passion Pit concert at College Park Center and KXAS/NBC 5 noted the Passion Pit concert planned for tonight at College Park Center on the UT Arlington campus. It’s the facility’s second high-profile get of the year (after a sold-out Drake show in March).