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UTA In The News — Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Siemens discusses open online learning

A YouTube channel called e-Literate TV featured a video interview with George Siemens, executive director of UT Arlington’s new LINK lab and a pioneer of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. The interview took place at the MOOC Research Initiative conference UT Arlington hosted in December, where Siemens said open online learning requires a "power realignment."

Series premiere to take place at UT Arlington

On Tuesday, March 4, fans in 10 cities across the country will have the exclusive opportunity to be the first on the planet to see the Fox Network's highly anticipated series premiere of COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, prior to its debut, WRAZ/FOX 50 (Raleigh, NC) reported. The story mentioned that the Planetarium at UT Arlington is one of the 10 locations selected.

Connecting to Cruz

The websites of McClatchy DC,  The National Memo and the Sacramento Bee featured a story about Tarrant County Republicans’ efforts to link themselves to Sen. Ted Cruz. The story, which quoted UT Arlington political science associate professor Allan Saxe calling Cruz “a charismatic public figure to those that like him,” originally appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telgram.

Racial profiling report

Alex del Carmen, professor and chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently presented a yearly report on racial profiling incidents to the Midland City Council, finding no reports that met the definition of the Texas Profiling Law in 2013, the Midland Reporter-Telegram said.