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UTA In The News — Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Re-imagining Radiohead

UT Arlington music associate professor Dan Cavanagh was one of the artists mentioned in a Jazz Times roundup of the best new recordings from jazz ensembles at American schools. Cavanagh arranged a song for the Radiohead Jazz Project performed by artists at Lawrence University. For the recording, an international team of jazz artists arranged 12 songs by the popular band Radiohead for big band.

Chief to retire

University of Texas at Arlington police chief Robert Hayes is retiring in the spring, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Extra Credit reported. Chief Hayes has directed a staff of 138, including 38 sworn officers, and managed a budget of more than $5 million. “Chief Hayes has elevated the UT Arlington Police Department to new levels of professionalism and excellence and has earned the respect of law enforcement colleagues across the nation,” said John Hall, the University’s vice president for administration and campus operations.

Solutions hard to find

The needed discussion about how to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must include a key piece of information advocates for a one-state solution ignore or gloss over - most Israeli Jews simply don’t want to live in a state with millions more Palestinians, UT Arlington political science assistant professor Brent Sasley said in a post in the Daily Beast’s Open Zion blog. Though current conditions are terrible, Sasley said all the evidence indicates this would only get worse if one state was imposed on everybody.

Partnering for better health

Texas Health Resources is trying hard to expand beyond its walls and working more closely with other community partners to improve the care experience for individuals across North Texas, company CEO Douglas D. Hawthorne said in a D Healthcare Daily column. He mentioned a partnership with UT Arlington’s College of Nursing to increase the nursing graduates as example of those efforts.

From the lab to the web

The websites Infection Control Today and LabSpaces reported on a research collaboration that included UT Arlington assistant biology professor Jorge Rodrigues and a team from UT Southwestern Medical Center. The group examined the role of unique viruses called bacteriophages in the digestive system and published a study about the work in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Recording Weatherford history

The Weatherford Democrat featured a book by Brenda McClurkin, historical manuscripts archivists at UT Arlintons Library, in a recent list of unique gift ideas. McClurkin and Jonelle Bartoli coauthored “Weatherford: The Early Years.”