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UTA In The News — Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

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The Broken Hip

Christopher Ray, associate professor of kinesiology, was featured in an installment of The Broken Hip series on KSTX/98.1FM (Texas Public Radio-San Antonio). Ray said studies show that improving balance can prevent falls in the elderly population and intervention for seniors who have already fallen is key. “The greatest predictor of a future fall is a previous fall,” Ray said. The report was originally featured on KERA, the Dallas NPR station.

Immigration & religion

Politicians, activists and religious leaders calling on Congress to find a solution for the 11 million people living without immigration status in the U.S. attended the first Regional Conference on Immigration and Religion held on the UT Arlington campus this week, according to El Hispano News. UT Arlington’s Center for Mexican American Studies was a co-host of the event.

Collaborative language research

Over 200 linguistic scholars and students from across the U.S. and around the world will gather at UT Arlington next month for a six-week program of courses, lectures, workshops, research presentations, professional development, social activities, public events, and more, according to the website Phys.Org and Bio-Medicine. The Institute on Collaborative Language Research, or CoLang, is co-sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America.

Contributing to the economic base

UT Arlington was mentioned in a public announcement on the city of Arlington’s bond ratings that appeared on Bloomberg BusinessWeek, iStockAnalyst and several other websites. Of the city, the posting said: “Higher education rounds out the economic base with the presence of The University of Texas-Arlington (UTA), a growing 34,000 enrollment campus that continues to invest in facility improvements.”