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UTA In The News — Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

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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 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 admission.

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 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. also reported this story.