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UTA In The News — Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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A royal spectacle

Elisabeth Cawthon, UT Arlington associate professor of history and an expert on the British monarchy, was interviewed on the Wall Street Journal Live website about Americans’ obsession with the royal family and the birth of a son for Prince William and his wife, Kate. “People from the United States are tourists and they enjoy this as a spectacle,” she said. also carried a previous USA Today story that featured Cawthon.

Prospects for peace

In a commentary for Foreign Policy, Brent Sasley, assistant professor of political science at UT Arlington, acknowledges that the conventional wisdom seems to be that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition are too right wing to engage in serious talks with the Palestinians. But, Sasley argues that personal ambitions, intra-party struggles and sheer politics might actually facilitate Netanyahu's interest in genuine negotiations.

Graduate success

Narus, Inc., a leader in big data analytics for cybersecurity solutions, has named UT Arlington graduate Shirish Andhare the general manager of Narus' India operations, StockWatch, Bloomberg Businessweek and several other websites said. Anhare received his master’s in computer engineering from UT Arlington.

Collaboration for innovation

A paper recently presented at the 2013 ASME International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems, aka InterPACK 2013, details a new project involving UT Arlington and Dallas-based Mestex, Digital Producer Magazine reported. The goal of the collaboration is to improve the efficiency of indirect evaporative cooling for data centers.

Urban needs

A Dallas Morning News column on the need for public transportation for senior citizens mentioned a 2008 report by Vision North Texas, an organization headed by UT Arlington, the Urban Land Institute and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.