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UTA In The News — Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Nursing ranked No. 7

The UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation ranked No. 7 on the Top 20 Online Nursing Degree Programs list announced Monday by,, KUSI San Diego, My Fox Tallahassee, Mississippi News Now, Ticker Technologies and other media organizations reported.

Siemens makes top 20

The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education blog named George Siemens, one of the originators of Massive Open Online Courses and executive director of the UT Arlington Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Lab, to its Top 20 in Educational Technology list.

Walking and working

In its story about maintaining good health in the workplace, Corporate Wellness noted a study by UT Arlington and the University of Minnesota that measured the effects of walking and working. Researchers found that employees at a financial services firm who were refitted with treadmill desks for just one hour per day lost on average 74 more calories daily.

Cruz announcement

KXXV/ABC 25 in Waco aired a story with Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science, discussing the announcement by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that he is running for the U.S. presidency in 2016. Saxe thinks Cruz will help energize the conservative base of the Republican party. The interviewed first aired on WFAA/ABC 8.

Body preference

CBS Houston, Tech Times and Latinos noted a paper co-authored by Eric Russell, a UT Arlington graduate teaching assistant in psychology, that examined why men prefer women with lumbar curvature. The study is published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. It is co-authored by researchers at UT Austin, American University of Beirut and Bilkent University in Turkey.

UTA student among finalists

UT Austin’s The Daily Texan reported that UT System Chancellor William McRaven has selected five finalists for the UT System Board of Regents student regent position. The applicants include Erika Long, a UT Arlington advertising and public relations senior, who said on her application that she would like the UT System to improve experiences for distance learners, provide better health services generally and provide increased financial aid for students and financial support for student organizations.