Malaia research into American Sign Language highlighted in Academic Minute
Evguenia Malaia, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at UT Arlington, was featured in The Academic Minute podcast on Inside Higher Ed.
Malaia discussed her research into how the human brain processes sign
language. Her study uncovered the neural connection between visual
processing of moving objects, language, and memory access. The Academic
Minute is produced by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio and also airs on
several public radio stations across the U.S. and Canada.
Resch discusses concussion summit with KERA
UT Arlington will host a conference on concussions and youth safety this weekend, KERA News.org
reported. Jake Resch, assistant professor of kinesiology and director
of UT Arlington’s Brain Injury Lab, is organizing the event.
Gerlach quoted on link between financial literacy and education
Jeanne Gerlach, dean of the UT Arlington College of Education and Health Professions, was quoted in a CardHub
story that noted the connection between early-childhood education and
financial performance later in life. Gerlach recommends requiring
students to display a minimum level of financial literacy in order to
move from grade to grade and ultimately thinks having a sound plan to
pay for higher education would make an effective prerequisite for
Press Trust of India notes upcoming appearance by Kal Penn at UT Arlington
Actor and political activist Kal Penn will address a graduation ceremony at The University of Texas at Arlington next month, Press Trust of India reported.
UNT gets CASA weather radar unit
The region’s second CASA weather radar is now in place at the University
of North Texas, doubling the low-level view of developing storms for
forecasters, emergency managers and scientists, The Dallas Morning News and NBCDFW.com
reported. This second CASA unit should be in operation in about a
month, joining the first unit at The University of Texas in Arlington to
provide coverage over a broad swath of North Texas. MyFoxDFW.com also reported this story.