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Monday, April 15, 2013

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Resch discusses concussion research, concussion summit

WFAA/ABC 8 and KRLD/1080 AM interviewed UT Arlington assistant professor of kinesiology Jacob Resch for stories on UT Arlington’s 2nd Annual Concussion Summit: Concussion in Youth Sports. The conference took place Friday and Saturday at the Maverick Activities Center and brought together students, coaches, medical professionals, athletic trainers and parents to hear about the latest research.

Barrera named director of new Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies

Joe A. Barrera has been chosen as director of The University of Texas at Arlington’s new Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, according to the Fort Worth Business Press People section. Barrera will work closely with UT Arlington’s Office of Research and with faculty and students across the campus.

Malaia's research noted in Deaf News Today

The blog Deaf News Today featured a link to a podcast with Evie Malaia, a UT Arlington assistant professor of curriculum and instruction. Malaia discussed her research into how the human brain processes sign language. The podcast originally appeared on Inside Higher Ed’s Academic Minute.

Saxe quoted in story about public assistance

Texas is in position to become the latest state joining a national movement seeking to ensure that public assistance applicants are drug-free, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said in a story that quoted Allan Saxe, a UT Arlington associate political science professor. "A lot of Texans believe, rightly or wrongly, that our public assistance has been greatly abused over the years and this [drug testing] would be one measure to hold the recipients accountable,” he said.

UT Arlington to work with Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority

The Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority Board gave its blessing Thursday to a contract with The University of Texas at Arlington’s Institute of Urban Studies to develop a thoroughfare plan for Grayson County, the (Sherman) Herald Democrat reported. Researchers at UT Arlington will analyze the region’s demographics, current development and planned development to identify what thoroughfares in the county are likely to need improvements.

Spaniolo quoted in Dallas Morning News story

The leader of the University of Texas System said Thursday that individual campuses cannot be micromanaged, and that he needs trust and support from the board of regents, according to The Dallas Morning News. Regents, in turn, voted unanimous support for Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and the vision he laid out for the UT System and its 15 campuses. Several campus presidents also advocated for a degree of autonomy Thursday. “One size doesn’t fit all,” UT Arlington president Jim Spaniolo said.

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