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UTA In The News — Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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Dynamic Earth

KTVT/CBS 11 meteorologist Jeff Jamison reported on the new film, Planet Earth, which is showing at The Planetarium at UT Arlington. The film explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate engine with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. A longer version of the report appears at

Engaging art

Sedrick Huckaby, UT Arlington assistant professor of art and art history, was featured in be-Art Magazine as the Best Engaged Artist at the 2015 Los Angeles Art Show. Huckaby was noted for serving the cause of disadvantaged people.

TTCU branches onto campus

Texas Trust Credit Union has opened a new branch in the College Park District of The University of Texas at Arlington, CU Today reported. The branch features interactive displays, a coffee bar, and comfortable seating areas and wireless access, offering college students a quiet place to study. 

Using a treadmill desk

An Oregon State University study showed users of treadmill desks lose very little weight, the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail reported. Even so, a UT Arlington study that partnered with the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota showed users of the treadmill workstations do burn 74 more calories per day. Darla Hamann, assistant professor in the UT Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs, let the study.

Cricket World Cup watch party

The UT Arlington Pakistani Students Association will host a watch party at 8 p.m. Saturday for the 2015 Cricket World Cup at the Maverick Activities Center, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Donations to UT System campuses

A report to be presented Thursday to the Board of Regents says that the University of Texas System’s 15 campuses raised a record $1.7 billion in donations last year, with the flagship campus in Austin accounting for just over half, the Austin American-Statesman reported.