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UTA In The News — Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Middle East war

Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, told Vox.com that the war in the Middle East isn’t just about tunnels. He said Israel wants “quiet” and argues that it would actually tolerate a number of rockets out of Gaza, so long as those rockets are not from Hamas. “They don’t cause any damage, certainly don’t kill any Israelis, and there’s nothing else that requires a bigger response,” Sasley said.

Monumental sculptor

Times of India and New Delhi Television.com carried a story that quoted Melia Belli Bose, UT Arlington assistant professor of Asian art history, about Ram V. Sutar, who the Times said ‘may be history’s most prolific monumental sculptor.’ Sutar is a leading contender for the commission to produce the world’s largest statue: a 597-foot-tall rendering of Sardar Patel, an independence leader who played a crucial role in uniting India’s fractious states. “It’s impossible to know if he’s the most prolific monumental sculptor in human history, but if he’s not, he’s got to be pretty close,” Bose said. “He’s certainly the most prolific of the last century.” The piece originated in The New York Times.

Sustainability should include vital factors

Meghna Tare, director of sustainability for UT Arlington, wrote a column about redefining Gross Domestic Product to account for sustainability for TriplePundit.com. “We need a better metric that accounts for not only monetized economic wealth but more importantly, includes vital environmental and social factors. GDP is an inaccurate representation of a nation’s wealth, but could be improved with a more holistic approach,” Tare wrote. 

Credit union wants student market

Texas Trust Credit Union is pulling out all the stops to reach University of Texas at Arlington students with an athletic sponsorship, a new branch, ATMs, a unique fee schedule and an affinity debit card, TMCnet.com reported in an article about credit union management.

Actor struggles to find parts

As an actor with an amputated leg, Eddie McGee often struggles to find complex and interesting roles to audition for, Moviemaker.com reported. For the website, McGee discussed his unconventional circumstances, his fight against onscreen stereotype, and his experience co-starring in the upcoming thriller, The Human Race. McGee majored in broadcasting and minored in theater at UT Arlington.