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.