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UTA In The News — Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

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Weakening of Israeli left

Brent Sasley, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, addressed the weakening of the Israeli left for the Washington Post blog, Monkey Cage. The Israeli election has produced a party configuration that is likely to lead to a coalition composed of right-wing and religious parties, Sasley wrote.

Israel-U.S. relationship examined

KFBK/1530 AM (Sacramento, Calif.) and KOGO/600 AM (San Diego) interviewed Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, about the tense relationship between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “The situation is becoming rather grim between two old allies, the United States and Israel, but I’ve never seen it to this extent,” Saxe said.

Spanish professor worked with legend

A CultureMap Dallas article about author Sergio Pitol noted that Ignacio Ruiz-Perez, UT Arlington associate professor of Spanish, studied under and worked closely with Pitol in Xalapa at the University of Veracruz. Pitol, 82, is considered one of the most prominent and influential authors in the entire Spanish-language world.

Study reveals prefernces

India Today,, Science Codex, and the Business Standard noted a paper co-authored by Eric Russell, a UT Arlington graduate teaching assistant in psychology, that examined why men prefer women with lumbar curvature. The study is published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. It is co-authored by researchers at UT Austin, American University of Beirut, and Bilkent University in Turkey.

Forum focus on disappearance

A Dallas Morning News article about efforts to bring attention to the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico noted a forum that will be hosted by the UT Arlington Center for Mexican American Studies tomorrow at UT Arlington.

Annual glass art sale

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram noted the UT Arlington Department of Art and Art History annual glass art sale, which will be held March 28 at the UTA Studio Arts Center.