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UTA In The News — Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

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Spotlight on Hawkins' $1.5 million gift to UT Arlington School of Architecture

HKS Inc. CEO Ralph Hawkins has committed $1.5 million to support The University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture, the Dallas Business Journal, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Financial Content, the Houston Chronicle and several other websites reported. Hawkins and his wife, Susan, have promised the funds, which will be used in part to develop a strategic vision for the school’s future.

ESPN quotes Resch in story about concussions

Jacob Resch, assistant professor of kinesiology at UT Arlington, was interviewed in an ESPN story about concussions. Resch is one of several university researchers across the country studying concussions and their impact in sports and our lives. "We're trying to educate people about concussions, and there are conversations you need to have with athletes. You need to say: 'These are the risks,'" Resch said in the story. "Because unfortunately concussions are inherent in the sport. There is no way to eliminate this injury from the game. It's just going to be there."

Award highlights Romero-Ortega's bioengineering research

Mario Romero-Ortega, a UT Arlington bioengineering associate professor, was named the 2012 Tech Titan Technology Innovator of the year, the Dallas Business Journal reported. Romero-Ortega was honored for his work in developing better prosthetic arms that can allow injured military veterans and other amputees greater movement and may restore the sense of touch.

A&E's Storage Wars Texas includes interview with Ginsberg

Justin Ginsberg, adjunct professor in UT Arlington's Art and Art History Department, was featured on the A&E show, Storage Wars Texas. Ginsberg, who teaches in the glass program at UT Arlington, assessed what some glass was worth that storage room salvagers had purchased. Future airings of the episode can be seen at 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. All times are central standard time.