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UTA In The News — Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Resch discusses concussion research, April 12-13 concussion summit to be held at UT Arlington

KLIF/570 AM interviewed Jake Resch, assistant professor of kinesiology and director of UT Arlington’s Brain Injury Laboratory, about ongoing concussion research and the Concussion in Youth Sports summit that will be held at UT Arlington Friday and Saturday.

Caçola discusses findings of her research into fine motor skills

KLIF/570 AM interviewed Priscila Caçola, an assistant professor of kinesiology at UT Arlington, about her fine motor skills research. In a simple finger-tapping exercise, her study found that participants' speed declined only slightly with age until a marked drop in ability with participants in their mid-60s. Caçola hopes the new work will help clinicians identify abnormal loss of function in their patients. The study also appears on RX

Donjuan selected for Dallas-funded art project

The Dallas Morning News reported that Carlos Donjuan, an Oak Cliff-based artist and UT Arlington adjunct assistant professor of art and art history, has been selected to paint Dallas city-funded murals to brighten retaining walls beneath the Jefferson Boulevard bridge’s Zang and Marsalis entry/exit ways in Oak Cliff. Donjuan was chosen from more than 40 artists who applied for the project.

Scholarship to support students in Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering

TTI, Inc. and Mouser Electronics, Inc., two top global distributors for electronic components and a part of the Berkshire Hathaway companies, have established a scholarship in partnership with The University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering, Reuters and Yahoo! Canada reported. The scholarship will help support students enrolled in the University's Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering who demonstrate academic achievement beyond the classroom. The story also appears on Virtual-Strategy,, iStockAnalyst, and other media websites.

Second advanced weather radar system installation planned

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the University of North Texas will install an advanced weather radar system similar to a unit placed atop a UT Arlington building in October. Four of the $500,000 radar units will eventually be operational in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. This second unit will be installed at UNT today.