UTA In The News — Friday, October 1, 2021
Texas universities braced for pandemic-related dips, but many area schools saw spikes in enrollment this fall, The Dallas Morning News reported. According to the publication, student enrollment exceeded expectations at several state schools, with record-breaking numbers seen at The University of Texas at Arlington.
Brain injury research
Ashfaq Adnan, UTA professor of mechanical engineering, is studying how traumatic brain injuries affect the ability of neural cells and surrounding cells to communicate with each other. Adnan received a three-year, $475,800 grant funded by the Office of Naval Research, Mirage News and News-Medical.Net reported. Total funding for the grant is nearly $5 million.
Gabriela Wilson, UTA kinesiology professor and codirector of the Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics, attended the international conference Two Democratic Societies in Transition: Exploring the Dynamics of a PostCovid World. The event was hosted by Danubius University of Galati in her home country of Romania. While at the conference, Wilson spoke to several media outlets, including Radio Romania International, about misinformation and disinformation related to the pandemic.
Dallas Video Festival ends
The visionary Dallas Video Festival ends a three-decades-plus run just as the world has caught up, The Dallas Morning News reported. Bart Weiss, UTA associate professor of art and art history, is the founder of the festival. “The festival has both defined me and consumed my consciousness for so long,” he said. “That is what I will miss. It’s similar to a filmmaker whose whole life is wrapped around a project. I’m filled with gratitude and humility.”