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COLA Notes for May 2014

May 5, 2014

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts…

ART & ART HISTORY: Several students were recently announced as winners of Creative Quarterly 35: Elena Chudoba, Mary Gibson, Ayla Haynes, Brand’ee Milton, Alexander Reyher, Kevin Bradford and Cindy Breslauer. Their work will be included in the Summer 2014 issue of the art journal. … During the 30th annual Main Street Fort Worth Art Festival last month, more than $4 million of world-class art was on display and available for purchase at the University’s booth. Many of the pieces were from the UTA Glass Studio. … Professor Nancy Palmieri will have her work displayed as part of a “Women In Art & Academia” at Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported. … Academic Advisor Jessica Rose received an honorable mention as a UT Arlington “Outstanding Academic Advisor” last month. … Senior Lecturer Scott Hilton will spend part of his summer at an NEH Scholar Residency at the American Social History Project in New York, N.Y.  … Bongani Mlambo (BFA, ’10) directed Blue October’s most recent music video for “Angels in Everything.” … MFA candidates Jean Fernandes and Morgan Chivers have both been selected as finalists for the Bullseye Gallery’s highly competitive biennial kiln-glass exhibition. The “Emerge 2014” exhibition will run through June 28. … Dozens of art education students participated this semester in a service-learning project at the Evergreen Cultural Arts Center in Fort Worth. Students spent 10 hours volunteering in art education and art therapy. … The UT Arlington Student Film/Video Organization will host the 2014 Underexposed Film Festival at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth on May 7-8. The festival starts at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $5-7 and available at the door.

CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES: The Center hosted its annual recognition reception for students, faculty and community supporters on May 2 in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Marnese Elder, director of human resources administration at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems, was the keynote speaker.

COMMUNICATION: Junior Umair Ali, majoring in communication technology, is a best-selling iPhone ringtone maker, NBC 5 KXAS reported on its website. His latest creation, called “Vine Ringtone: Marimba Hip Hop” is currently sitting in the Top 5 on the iTunes Ringtone Chart. That puts him ahead of artists like Beyoncé and Luke Bryan. … At the 2014 acCOLAdes, Associate Professor Tom Christie and Associate Professor and Department Chair Charla Markham Shaw were both recognized for Outstanding Teaching by a tenured faculty member. Lecturer Julian Rodriguez was honored with Outstanding Lecturer and the Dean’s Accolade Award for “inspiring students to create work of exceptional merit beyond the classroom.” … Several faculty and staff members traveled to Las Vegas in April to represent the department at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in April. Associate Professor Thomas Christie served on a panel entitled, “New Connections: Using Your Radio Station to Create Local Content for a Global Audience.” Associate Professor Andrew Clark served as division officer for a panel entitled, “New Connections: Using Your Radio Station to Create Local Content for a Global Audience,” at the BEA Conference. Clark also serves as the Secretary of Radio and Audio Media Division. Associate Professor Tom Ingram served on a panel entitled, “New Connections: Using Your Radio Station to Create Local Content for a Global Audience.” Radio lecturer Lance Liguez served on a panel entitled, “New Connections: Using Your Radio Station to Create Local Content for a Global Audience.” Broadcast lecturer Julian Rodriguez presented a paper entitled, “Unauthorized Immigrant Population of Texas: Technology Adoption and News Media Consumption” and served on a panel, “Student News Aircheck: Espanol.” Department Engineer Joe Carter served as participating technical expert on panel discussions at BEA. … Associate Professor Eronini Megwa has been selected to act as an external evaluator of the Department of Journalism of the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Megwa will begin his duties in August. … Assistant Professor Dustin Harp‘s research article, “Where are the women? The presence of female columnists in opinion pages,” is now available online. The printed edition of the article Harp coauthored will be available in June in the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. … Associate Professor Tom Christie will travel to Anaheim, Calif., May 15-18 to present a paper entitled, “Gun Control and the Press after the Sandy Hook Killings: The Relationship between Leading National Newspaper Coverage, Public Opinion and Public Policy,” at the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s 69th annual conference. … Assistant Professor Karishma Chatterjee will travel to Seattle, Wash., May 23-26 to present a paper entitled, “Negotiation of competing discourses by primary caregivers of hospice patients,” at the International Communication Association Annual Conference. … Associate Professor Chyng-Yang Jang will travel to Hong Kong from June 2-7 to present a paper entitled, “Small local business on Facebook: An Initial Survey,” at the Corporate Communication International Conference on Corporate Communication 2014. … Assistant Professor Shelley Wigley will attend the 2014 Academic Summit Conference, “Storytelling @ the Speed of Now,” sponsored by Edelman (Social Media Conference for Academics) at the University of Notre Dame and DePaul University in Chicago on June 25-27. … Specialist Roby McEuen recently served as voice-over talent for the introduction to this year’s ADDY Awards. … Posted on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram website, a Keller Citizen story quoted Assistant Professor Mark Tremayne on the implementation of Facebook as a virtual town hall meeting place for Trophy Club council candidates. … Associate Professor Thomas Christie received an honorable mention as a UT Arlington “Outstanding Academic Advisor” last month. … Assistant Professor Dustin Harp weighed in on a Yahoo! Movies report about a planned, live-action Barbie film and women’s body issues. … Senior Michael Coleman II, president of UT Arlington’s NAACP chapter, was recently selected to serve on the City of Arlington’s NAACP 13-member panel. Coleman was selected this spring as UT Arlington’s Outstanding Student Leader. … Several students were inducted into the Communication Honor Society during an April 25 department awards event. Inductees include: Avery Anderson, Brittany Anderson, Edrea Au, Gemme Campbell, Raegan Cardwell, Alyxandra Crawford, Monica Davis, Emily Ducote, Vallari Gupte, Lacey Hamel, Tracie Hill, Nicole Jackson, Lindsey Juarez, Derek Kaufman, Megan Kostroun, Esther Lepohe, Valeri Maedgen, Anna Mayer, Mark Mcadams, Alethea McDaniel, Travis Mejia, Maritza Moreno, Brianna Nathaniel, Beverly Newburn, Austan Pierce, Daniel Puente, Vanessa Suarez, Stephen Swindle, Karlee Thormer, Travis Welborn, Christopher Wiles, Aisha Willis and Jorge Zamora. … Several journalism students were recently inducted into the UTA chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha: Elissa Joy Ammon, Gemme Campbell, Shunkecia D. Lewis, Michael Magnus and Alethea Charisa McDaniel. … The department’s sequence coordinators honored outstanding seniors in each of the department’s areas of study: Advertising, Taylor Dodds; Broadcasting, Alyx Crawford; Communication Studies, Gemme Campbell; Communication Technology, Daniel Puente; Journalism, Lindsey Juarez; Public Relations, Katelynn McFarlan. This year’s outstanding graduate student is Kadeth Anderson. … At the department’s annual awards meeting, faculty mentors recognized top students in various student organizations. Assistant Professor Shelley Wigley presented the outstanding Public Relations Student Society of America student award to Brandon Demings. Journalism lecturer Kim Jones presented the Society of Professional Journalism award to Cheryl Kutcher. UTA Radio student of the year, presented by Lecturer Lance Liguez, was awarded to Omar Castillon. Julian Rodriguez honored broadcast students, Angelina Armendariz and Laura Romo, with the outstanding UTA News en Español award. … At the department’s annual convocation event April 25, several students were awarded scholarships. Winners include: Rebecca Pepper (Charles Arrendell Scholarship); Roberto Flores, Mickaela Alves, Emily Nelson, and Cristina DeLeon (Donald & Dorothy Bunnell Scholarship); Tiffany Hamm (Jack Butler Award); Ashli Kaczor (Lloyd Clark Scholarship); Tiffany Hamm (Donna Darovich Scholarship); Matthew Hooks and Roxanna Salmeron (Mark Holtz Scholarship); Aubrey Kenney (Karin McCallum Scholarship); Kathryn Cargo (Neva McMurry Reidel Scholarship); Conner Hammett (Murray & Nona Poston Scholarship); Ryan Wagoner (George W. Proctor Scholarship); Kayla Stigall (Sam Lea Scholarship); Jessica Stroud (Douglas Maples Scholarship); Ashli Kaczor (Phillip Lynn Hall Scholarship); and De’Angela Giles (DFWIMA Scholarship). … John Harden (’01) has accepted a position at The Houston Chronicle after two years serving as a reporter at The Denton-Record Chronicle. … Students David Kline and Alexis Garcia will intern at WBAP/KLIF during the summer. Charlie Vann and Jessica Stroud will also join The Jagger Morning Show on 102.1 FM.

CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Senior Lecturer Rhonda Dobbs and Visiting Assistant Professor Chris Copeland delivered stuffed animals for the Arlington Police Department’s Victim Service annual toy drive. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Women’s and Gender Studies program collaborated on the drive. … Dozens of North Texas law enforcement and criminal justice members met with UT Arlington during the department’s annual career fair last month. The event was organized and sponsored by Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honors Society.  … Fox News mentioned a study by Assistant Professor Seokjin Jeong about bullying. Jeong’s study says that students attending schools that employ anti-bullying education measures might be more apt to be bullied.

Several students were awarded scholarships during the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s annual luncheon April 2. Awardees include (back row, from left) Courtland Alexander, Shardae Spencer, and Zane Nash; and (front row, from left) Dawn Shelton, Branson Grisham and Marcus Lewis. (Photo by James Dunning/COLA)

Several students were awarded scholarships during the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s annual luncheon April 2. Awardees include (back row, from left) Courtland Alexander, Shardae Spencer, and Zane Nash; and (front row, from left) Dawn Shelton, Branson Grisham and Marcus Lewis. (Photo by James Dunning/COLA)

DISABILITY STUDIES: Miles Shaffer, Lindsey Anderson and Juan Soto will be the first UT Arlington students to graduate with a minor in disability studies. The students will be feted in a reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in University Hall, Room 108. The Arlington Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities will also be onhand to recognize the students.

ENGLISH: Senior Lecturer Peggy Kulesz, director of UT Arlington’s First Year English program, is leading a group of English faculty on an adult learning project for UTA and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA. The team’s first document, “Joint UTA/NASA Investigation into Optimum Training Delivery Methods for Adult Learning,” is due later this month. … Professor Stacy Alaimo discussed her new book project regarding ocean ecologies during DePaul University’s Earth Week events last month, according to eNews Park Forest (Ill.). … Associate Professor Kevin Gustafson will present a paper, “City and Empire in Cleanness,” at the Leeds International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England, July 7-10. … Last month, students in Senior Lecturer Joanna Johnson’s young adult literature class video conferenced via Skype with Hollywood producer Gaylyn Fraiche. Fraiche, a Texas native, was co-producer on “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” … Two graduate teaching assistants have won a 2014 Patricia and Mike O’Neill award: Doctoral student Rachael Mariboho, for “excellence in teaching,” and master’s candidate Sean Farrell, for “academic excellence.” The award is named for Patricia O’Neill, a former assistant vice president for student affairs at UT Arlington. … Senior Cheryl Kutcher has been accepted to Oklahoma State University’s MFA program in poetry with a full scholarship. … Senior Ben Honea will join the University of Kentucky’s new MFA program this fall. … Shaun Hamill (BA, ‘08) has been accepted to the University of Iowa’s writers workshop. … In conjunction with National Poetry Month, author David Shattuck read selected works at an April 30 event hosted by the department.

HISTORY: Associate Professor and Department Chair Marvin Dulaney and Arielle Bentley, vice president of the UT Arlington Black Student Association, were interviewed in KTVT/CBS 11’s coverage of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Library in Austin last month. Both reflected on history and the state of equality today. “We’re still not there yet. Even though we have an African-American president, there are still issues,” Dulaney said. … Dulaney was one of the speakers at an April 25 commemoration of architect William Sidney Pittman, according to a column in The Dallas Morning News. Pittman is known as Texas’ first practicing black architect. … Assistant Professor Oliver Bateman is writing a series of columns for Al-Jazeera America on law and sports. His latest piece focuses on the relationship between universities and revenue generating sports. … Associate Professor Christopher Morris is quoted in a Landscape Architecture magazine article about how words that scientists and policy makers choose can carry with them certain ideas about how ecosystems work. The word disturbance, for example, has affected flood control infrastructure, he said.

LINGUISTICS & TESOL: Assistant Professor Joey Sabbagh is one of eight invited speakers to present research at a workshop entitled “Prosodic evidence for the structure and constituency of verb-initial languages” at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada on May 8-10. … Doctoral student Lori McLain Pierce has just been awarded a $3,000 external grant from the Jacobs Research Funds, hosted by the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Wash. The grant will support her dissertation fieldwork on the Choctaw language. … Pierce and Assistant Professor Cynthia Kilpatrick have had an article accepted for publication in the summer issue of Foreign Language Annals; the article is entitled “Focused instruction in Spanish syllabification.” … Kilpatrick and Yujeong Choi (Ph.D., ’12) have an article coming out this summer entitled “Hypothesis Testing in Task-Based Interactions” in the journal Applied Language Learning. … Professor David Silva has been voted by national headquarters to be a distinguished member of UT Arlington’s honor society of Phi Kappa Phi for having served the society and the local chapter in an outstanding manner since its founding in 2007. … Professor Colleen Fitzgerald gave two talks last month at the Conference on Language Revitalization: Sleeping and Awakening Languages of the Gulf South at Tulane University in New Orleans. … On May 18-24, Fitzgerald and Mary Linn (University of Oklahoma) are co-directing the 2014 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop, funded by the National Science Foundation. A number of UT Arlington graduate and undergraduate students will be participating as mentors or as the project support team. … Associate Professor and Department Chair Laurel Smith Stvan has received funding from the University of Birmingham to continue research this summer on second language acquisition of the English article system. She will visit the Centre for Advanced Research in English (CARE) in Birmingham, England. … Last month, Stvan won the College of Liberal Arts Graduate Mentor award. In addition she was one of the nine inaugural recipients of Research/Creative Activity Endowment Awards from the College of Liberal Arts. … This year, two research awards were distributed to linguistics students from the Edmonson Endowment grant, an award set up by Professor Emeritus Jerold Edmondson. Winners were Kent Rasmussen, for his project on languages in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Iya Khelm, for her work studying the comprehension of Russianrelative clauses by speakers in Russia. In addition, an alumni grant, established by Robin Lombard, (Ph.D., ’97), was split by two students: Libby Tatz, for work on a dialect of the native American Cree language, and Juyoung Lee for work on phrasal verbs in Korean. … Doctoral student Iya Khelm received the Burquest Award for Excellence in Teaching Linguistics, named for emeritus professor Donald A Burquest. … In April, Adjunct Professor Keith Maurcie, Who is director of UT Arlington’s English Language Institute, led a site review for UCIEP (the University and College Intensive English Program consortium). … Eun Jung Brown, instructor in the ELI, has had another book published in South Korea on practical English for Koreans. … Robert E. Longacre, emeritus professor of Linguistics at UT Arlington, passed away on April 20. Longacre was a pioneer in discourse analysis, scholar of the Triqui language of Mexico, and esteemed scholar at SIL International (formerly, the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc.) … The Native American Languages Lab is participating in a workshop this week at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla., where attendees can learn to use free dictionary-making software, Native American Times reported. The software can be used to create teaching materials for native language preservation.

MODERN LANGUAGE: Lecturer Klaus Driessen received the President’s Award for Excellence in Distance Education Teaching at last week’s UT Arlington faculty awards event. … The Department of Modern Languages handout several faculty and student awards in its annual awards ceremony April 23. Arabic student awards were given to: Vickie Karam, Polly Deanne Roark, Heather Roney, Anas Muhammad Shahid, Tiffany Jackson, Tazeen Syeda Jafri, Ian Menikos, Stephen David Wilkes, Aidan Daniel Wright, Hind Yousef, Juan Echeverría López and Tarek M. Elmougy. Chinese student awards went to: Karin Fanley, Anh-Viet Nguyen, Munira Alihussein Dalal, Abigail R. Warner, Sabian Barron, Ashlynne Shulammite Macnee, Howard Scott Clemens, Marlene Reeders, Matthew Allen Boone, Lisa B. Pham, Elizabeth S. Lin and Verena J. Scott. French awards were handed out to: Jennifer Cox-Seals, Mikayla Hixon, Isabella Jordan, Steven Long, Jackie Presley, José Enrique Angulo, Casey Boone, Benjamin Chebaa, Patrick Emmons, Miguel Méndez-Paredón, Dionisius Tjahjono, Marcos Arellano, Athena Brindle, Rachel Lewis, Kiayra Spights, Lindsay Ann West, Chelsea Pagan, Breeanne Soteros, Shirlynn Tran, Nicholas Watson, Anna Marie Mayer, Robert Morgan, Elizabeth Oren, Leopold Montgomery, Benoit Thiercelin, Yves Atumisi, Maris Reid, Elin Andersson, Jeanne Djihi Quenum, Maris Reid, Adrienn Illesh, Helen Hulme. Brooke Cunningham-Koss was named “Outstanding Lecturer in French.” German student awards went to: Sara Lueckenhoff, Grant Milliken, Glorya Werner, Meghan Zavitz, Alaina K. Behan, Scott McWilliams, Crittenton Aaron Rivera, Shelby Boone, Megan Kostroun, Andrew Ormerod, Laura Walters, Lillith Erin Ferguson, Rachel Smith, Chase Tremaine, David Justen Woody, Hannah Bradley, Marek Pesicka, Sven Stricker and Timothy Hoang. Korean student awards were given to: Peter Le, Maira Janet Olivares, Cindy Arellano, Ashley Williamson, Mary Thi Nguyen and Alberto Wences. Portuguese students awards were handed to: Kelsey N. Griffith, James Lee Skidmore, Jesús Omar Chávez Zúñiga and Benjamin M. Hernández, Gabriela Hernández-García. Outstanding Student in Portuguese Minor was Mario Sánchez. Russian awards went to: Roger Miller, Abdulilaah Monier, Christina Walther, Cherith Naig, Sarah-Gail Permantier, Amberly Prykhodko, Nonna Shlygina, Michael Feizmohammadi, Bailey N. Williams, Elizabeth Oren and Gennadii Prykhodko. Spanish awards were given to: Jonathan Bates, Sun Cho, Isabella Jordan, Austin Perryman, Mary Roberts, Kevin Strehl, Ryan Trowbridge, Sean Fuller, Chelsea Hanson, Kelsey Hill, Laura Lieser, Yasmin Malik, Sarah Sassaman, Ellorie Wilkins, Jae Hwan Tak, Kayla Jo Long, Brady Reeder, Alyxandra Crawford, Melody May, Clay Newby, Jesús Aragonés, Sandy Piedra, Tania López, Christian Cross, Fernando Ruiz, Edith Díaz, Jefry Lema, Sarah-Gail Permantier, Naomi Carlton, Marjorie Conejo Baldi, María Crawford, Eugenia del Pinal, Rocío Juárez, Pamela Luyo, Cleide Mathews, Verónica Morales, Melissa Muir, Bárbara Naranjo, Christian Nisttahuz, Gustavo Robles, Patricia Sandoval-Malagón, Teresa Reséndiz White, Charles Corrigan, Angela Marie Ward, Billy Grimes, Reid Kisielewski, Blake Lemons, Lía Suárez, Janet Bell, Guillermo Ríos, Ilieana Hernández, Helen Klopfenstine, Omomayowa Olawoyin, Maris Reid, Rachel Gamarra and Verónica Morales. Outstanding Volunteer Service Award (Ford Grant): Marjorie Conejo Baldi, Eugenia del Pinal, Marisol Gómez, Jessica Isch, Nicholas Matthews, Rubén Mauricio, Jr., and Verónica Morales. Tony Litsey Memorial Scholarship Recipients: Jesús Omar Chávez Zúñiga, Eugenia del Pinal, Gloria Martínez Reséndiz, Miguel A. Méndez, Teresa Reséndiz White (Spring 2014); Sarah-Gail Permantier, Jeanette C. Rogers (Summer 2014); and Christian Nisttahuz (Fall 2014). Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies Scholarship Recipients: Courtland D. Alexander, Juan Echeverría López (Arabic); Matthew Allen Boone, Verena J. Scott (Chinese); Lillith Erin Ferguson, Stephanie L. Lowther (German); Kelsey N. Griffith, James Lee Skidmore (Portuguese); and Bailey N. Williams (Russian). Bart Lewis Memorial Scholarship Recipients: Jesús Omar Chávez Zúñiga, Marjorie Conejo Baldi, Rebecca Elaine Goerdel, Robert Tyler Morgan, Shane McQuiston Sloan, Teresa Reséndiz White (Spring 2014); Sarah-Gail Permantier, Maris A. Reid, Jeanette C. Rogers (Summer 2014); Christian Nisttahuz and Amberly R. Prykhodko (Fall 2014). Modern Languages Endowed Scholarship Recipients: Alejandra Méndez Gallegos, Miguel A. Méndez Paredón, Christian Nisttahuz and Pearl Rachel Reyna-Molina (Fall 2014). GTA/Lecturer of the Year Award in Modern Languages: Gillian Walker. … At the department’s annual awards meeting, officers for student group, La Société Francophone, were rcognized: Bao-Ngoc Le (President), Jennifer Menez (Treasurer), Elin Andersson (Promotional Coordinator), Hanna Barakat (Secretary), Andrew Leonardo (Events Coordinator), Christine King (Fundraising Coordinator), and Daisy Castro (International Week Coordinator). Officers for the German Language Society were also announced: Brian Trietsch (President), Giovanni Macias (Treasurer) and Rachel Smith (Event & Food Coordinator). The newest members of Clube de Português are Cárolin Campos Sepúlveda, Courtney Pilgrim and James Lee Skidmore. Officers for the 2014 Russian Culture Society Council are: Adrienn Illesh (President), Bailey N. Williams (Secretary), Nonna Shlygina (Minister of Culture), Zachary Dayton (Minister of Propaganda), Marina Lyashkova (Minister of Propaganda) and Rozalina Akopyan (Treasurer). La Sociedad Hispánica officers: Mayra Gutiérrez (President, Fall 2013), Porfirio López (President, Spring 2014; Vice-President, Fall 2013), Pamela Luyo (Vice-President, Spring 2014), Cecilia Ventura (Treasurer), Nancy Nájera (Secretary), Cárolin Campos Sepúlveda (Web Liaison) and Nubia Colmenares (Web Liaison).

MUSIC: Michelle Blair (MM,’12) was recently awarded a P.E.O. Scholar Award. She is currently pursuing a D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Houston. … The UT Arlington Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra performed on the main stage at the 30th annual Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival last month. The University was a festival sponsor.

Freshman Dylan Brown, a jazz studies major, plays saxophone during the UT Arlington jazz band’s show at the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival last month. The University was a major sponsor and had a strong presences at the event. View more pictures from UTArlington Magazine online.

Freshman Dylan Brown, a jazz studies major, plays saxophone during the UT Arlington jazz band’s show at the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival last month. The University was a major sponsor and had a strong presences at the event. View more pictures from UTArlington Magazine online.

PHILOSOPHY: An East Dallas art gallery, owned and operated by former student Kevin Jacobs, was featured in an online story.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: The online sports publication Grantland featured Associate Professor Allan Saxe in a post-Final Four story about Arlington and its identity as a sports destination. “Arlington’s always had an identity crisis,” Saxe said. “It has been on the psychiatrist’s couch for 100 years.” … Saxe was also quoted in an Al Dia article about U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, filing a comprehensive immigration bill in Congress within the next several weeks. … Professor Victoria Farrar-Myers was featured in a Watertown Daily Times (New York) story about whether a junior member of Congress can have influence. … The Department of Political Science recently announced several student scholarship winners. The honorees are Mariam El-Rayes (Katsikas Scholar), Olivia Roberts (Dawson Scholar) and Christopher Nguyen (Dawson Scholar). … Professor Tom Marshall was recently awarded faculty development leave for 2014-15. … Associate Professor Brent Sasley contributed to an article on a London School of Economics blog.

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY: Associate Professor Dana Dunn (Sociology) has been named provost of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, the Greensboro News & Record reported. Dunn has served UT Arlington as provost and vice president for academic affairs (2003-2007), as well as special advisor to the president and provost. … Assistant Professor Jason Shelton (Sociology) was interviewed during KXAS/NBC5 coverage of last month’s civil rights summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin. … U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, expects to file a comprehensive immigration bill in Congress within the next several weeks, Al Dia reported. In the article, Associate Professor Christian Zlolniski (Anthropology) said Latino voters and the immigration issue are becoming increasingly important to Republicans. … Professor Ben Agger (Sociology) commented on selfies and viral content in an article for Crisp magazine as well as Polish news website. … Agger also commented on the issue of powdered alcohol in an article from the Christian Science Monitor. … Assistant Professor Ritu Gairola Khanduri (Anthropology) will present a paper on comic books in India titled, “‘Yeh dil maange more’ (This heart asks for more)” at the inaugural Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference to be held at the National University of Singapore in July. … Graduate student Christopher Shelton (Anthropology) has been awarded a Betty and Roger Ruch Study Abroad Scholarship for archaeological research this summer. He will be working with his advisor, Assistant Professor Naomi Cleghorn on the investigation of a new Late Pleistocene site, Knysna Eastern Heads Cave 1, on the southern coast of South Africa. … Graduate student Lukas Szrot (Sociology) was recently hired as a global intern for the Telos Journal. Szrot presented his paper, “Origins of Life, America Divided: A Sociological Examination of the Creation-Evolution Controversy,” at the annual meeting of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences in Las Vegas, Nev., last month. … Graduating master’s candidate Jaala Robinson (Sociology) has been admitted to the doctoral program in sociology at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she received a graduate assistantship and the Othmer Fellowship. Robinson presented a paper, “Outsourcing Single Parents’ Household Labor,” at the North Central Sociological Association annual meeting in Cincinnati in April. She also presented a paper based on her master’s thesis at the Southwestern Social Science Association meetings in San Antonio last month. … Stephanie Mastromoro (MA, ’13) and Professor Beth Anne Shelton (Sociology) presented a paper, “Gender Cues in Job Ads,” at the Southwestern Social Science Association meetings in San Antonio on April 19.

THEATRE ARTS: Professor Andrew Christopher Gaupp has been invited and confirmed to direct the premiere of the play “Mi Princesa Pefecta” by Marco A. Piña for the New Play Development Workshop (NPDW) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education in Scottsdale, Ariz., this July. It will be the ninth year that Gaupp has been selected nationally as one of only eight directors for the NPDW. He is also slated to direct the musical “Into the Woods” for UT Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company in the spring of 2015. … Specialist Michelle Harvey designed “Sweeney Todd” for Uptown Players/Turtle Creek Chorale, a show that opened April 24. … Senior Lecturer Julienne Greer is working at Circle Theatre in Fort Worth on the play, “The Other Place,” and was interviewed by A + C‘s Editor in Chief Nancy Wozny. … Assistant Professor Anne Healy will present at the 9th Annual International Song, Stage and Screen Conference in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, June 24-26. … Healy will present at the 2014 Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference 2014 in Scottsdale, Ariz., July 24-27. At the conference, she will be the assistant director for the SETC/ATHE 2014 Charles M. Getchell New Play Award Development Workshop and Staged Reading. … Junior Bentleigh Nesbit was recently cast in “Shrek the Musical,” a summer production of the Kids Who Care (an iconic Fort Worth Children’s theatre program). … Sophomore Catherine Tran was cast in a UTA Yoga promotional video. The video will be shown at all New Maverick Orientations to encourage students to take advantage of the wellness and yoga programs offered on campus. … Senior Jean Gonzales was hired as the assistant master electrician at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and accepted a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) position at the University of Houston in the Design MFA program. … Senior Jailene Torres is headed to the Illinois Shakespeare Festival as a stitcher. … Senior Raul Luna will be a stitcher at PCPA Theatrefest. … Junior Adrien Vasquez was offered a GTA position at Northern Illinois University Theatre Technology MFA program.

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Pre-Law Students Inspired by Clinic Work

May 4, 2014
Reyes

Reyes

As Angelica Reyes makes her way to West Dallas, she is nervous. She has never driven to this part of town before, let alone by herself. Rundown homes and boarded-up shops pepper the neighborhood.

She pulls into the parking lot of the Wesley Rankin Community Center and walks inside. The hall is lined with dozens of Dallas residents, desperate for free legal counsel and a bit of good news. With a few confusing minutes, Reyes has checked in with organizers of the West Dallas Legal Clinic and is soon helping clients with intake forms.

“Being thrown in so fast, I was really nervous,” said Reyes, a junior political science major at UT Arlington. “At first, people seem just like numbers. I found that I wanted to spend more time with these people one on one.”

The internship experience has made a lasting impact on Reyes. Instead of business law, the Midlothian resident and Mexican native is considering family law as her main field of study once she graduates from UT Arlington in 2015 and moves on to law school.

That’s part of the design of Associate Professor Elisabeth Cawthon’s Legal Aid Outreach course, or HIST 4391-002. Supported by a grant from the Texas Bar Foundation, students are asked to go beyond the classroom and serve as volunteers for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. Course requirements include 20 internship hours serving as intake coordinators at an area legal aid clinics, researching and writing papers about legal representation in U.S. history and participation in a pre-law outreach program for Arlington high schools.

“We expected that the class would offer pre-law students an opportunity to gain experience in various fields of law,” said Cawthon, who also serves as director of the Pre-Law Center. “Legal aid clinics assist clients with needs including bankruptcy assistance, veterans’ affairs, domestic disputes, immigration issues, wills, and landlord-tenant disputes. I was certain students would hone in on legal specializations through their clinic service.

“But I marveled at how often the students asked for extra clinic assignments beyond those that were required in the course. They found clinic service to be challenging but also heartwarming.”

Abrar

Abrar

History major and pre-law senior Arif Abrar said he enjoyed the experience. Over the course of the spring semester, he worked in clinics in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington. Much of the client issues centered on civil cases or family law, he said, but the opportunity to help others navigate the often-confusing U.S. legal system was rewarding.

“There were a lot of folks there from very diverse backgrounds; the situation was chaotic,” said Abrar, who will graduate this spring. “There were lots of people and sometimes not enough attorneys. But I enjoyed it. It made me feel really good about myself. After this class is over, I’m still going over to volunteer.”

Abrar, a native of Bangladesh, has been accepted to Southern Methodist University and will begin law school there in the fall. He credits his experience and networking at the legal clinics in North Texas as major reasons in his decision to study business law at SMU instead of Baylor University and the University of Houston. Abrar said he intends to work pro bono throughout graduate school and during his career.

“The focus of the [Legal Aid] class is the outreach program,” he said. “Law school is a lot of about reading, but there’s a practical side. And volunteering gave me practical experience. It was very helpful.”

Reyes said before the course she didn’t even know free legal aid clinics existed. Now, she’s excited about future opportunities to help others.

“I liked being able to help,” she said. “I thought maybe being a lawyer, I wouldn’t have that kind of impact on people and actually see it. But I’m glad for the opportunity and plan to volunteer in future.”

Since 1951, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas has provided free civil legal services to eligible low-income residents in 114 north and west Texas counties. The group also offers educational opportunities and experiences for high school, college and law students, as well as retired members of our community.

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(Story by James Dunning/COLA)

COLA Faculty Honored for Creative Work

April 25, 2014
Robert Hower, chair of the Department of Art & Art History, looks over the items on display during the 2013 Faculty Creative Work reception Monday, April 21, in the Central Library's Sixth Floor Parlor. (Photo by James Dunning)

Robert Hower, chair of the Department of Art & Art History, looks over the items on display during the 2013 Faculty Creative Work reception Monday, April 21, in the Central Library’s Sixth Floor Parlor. (Photo by James Dunning)

Faculty from across the University of Texas at Arlington was feted April 21 in the 2013 Faculty Creative Works in the Sixth Floor Parlor of the Central Library.

Hundreds of faculty members were honored for their research, performance and artistic contributions in 2013.

Below is a list of all College of Liberal Arts contributions. More information on faculty from other colleges at UT Arlington is available at the event’s website.

ART & ART HISTORY

Amanda S. Alexander

  • Alexander, A. & Sharma, M. (2013). “(Pre)determined Occupations: The Postcolonial Hybridizing of Identity and Art Forms in Third World Spaces.” Journal of Social Theory in Art Education.
  • Alexander, A. & Sharma, M. (2013). “(Pre)determined Occupations: The Postcolonial Hybridizing of Identity and Art Forms in Third World Spaces.” Journal of Social Theory in Art Education
  • Alexander, A., Montiel-Ishino, F.A., Meredith, A., Hunt, C. & Evans, J. (2013), “A Transdisciplinary Preservation Project of Andean Cultural Heritage.” International Journal of the Inclusive Museum
  • Alexander, A., Sanders, J., Miller, J. & DeJong, C. (2013). “Examining Fair Trade as an Art Education Opportunity.” Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education.

Melia R. Belli

  • “The Iconography of Immortality: Royal Bhati Memorial Art in Jaisalmer”(Journal Article)
  • “Monumental Pride: Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Prerna Kendra,” Ars Orientalis.
  • Guest Editor: Ars Orientalis, special issue “The Arts of Death of Asia”

Morgan T. Chivers

  • “(Inter)connections” (juried exhibition), Dallas Contemporary
  • “Ancestors, Guardians, and Guides” (Exhibition)
  • “Changes: 25 Years Off the Beaten Path” (Exhibition)
  • “Damned: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness” (Exhibition), Tangent Gallery, Detroit, Mich.
  • “discARTed: Art From Trash” (Exhibition), Ojai (Calif.) Arts
  • “Dissociative: Pushing Against the Norm” (Exhibition), Shift Space Gallery, Wichita, Kan.
  • “Hypocrisy” (Exhibition), Arterie Fine Arts Gallery, Naperville, Ill.
  • “Imagining The Real” (Exhibition), Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, Calif.
  • “New Art New Artists 13” (Exhibition), Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, Fla.
  • “Noise!” (Exhibition), Frisco Discovery Center, Frisco, Texas
  • “The Fl3tch3r Exhibit: Social & Politically Engaged Art” (Exhibition), Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, Tenn.
  • “Darkness At The Edge” (Exhibition), Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Canada
  • Galioto, K. “Student Profile: An Interview with Morgan Chivers.” GASnews.
  • “How Simple Can You Get?” (Exhibition), Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Conn.
  • MFA UTA Summer Exhibition, The Gallery at UTA, Arlington, Texas

Matthew W. Clark

  • “Into the new/blue,” Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Mark Clive

  • “Brain Games,” (Documentary film)
  • “Small Town Courage: The Fallen Heroes of Arlington,” (Documentary film)

Katherine E. Colin

  • “Beauty/Beast” (Live Performance)

Bryan Paul Florentin

  • “Revised/Remodeled” (Exhibition), Brookhaven College Forum Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Debra J. Gibney

  • “Review of exhibition Misia: Queen of Paris, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Spring 2013″        (Essay)

Justin E. Ginsberg

  • “Ro2 Art Downtown Projects” (Exhibition), Mesophase, Dallas, Texas
  • “Amarillo Entropy” (Group exhibition), The Power Station in Dallas, Texas
  • “Aurora: Outdoor Digital Media and Light Exhibition,” Dallas, Texas
  • “Deep Ellum Windows” (Group exhibition), Dallas, Texas
  • “An International Group exhibition,” Dussledorf Museum, Germany
  • “Deep Ellum Windows – My My Misfire” (Exhibition), Dallas, Texas
  • “Deep Ellum Windows – Rosalind (performed by Caulene Hudson) ” (Exhibition), Dallas, Texas
  • “NOFEST: PDFazing, Film festival / Digital media works: Sophia Bulgaria,” Digital Media and Film Festival (Exhibition, Journal Article)
  • “Texas Art Now” (Group exhibition), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth Texas
  • “Travel + Technology” (Panel discussion), Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Texas
  • Visiting Artist, University of South Alabama
  • Visiting Artist, SiNaCa Studios, Fort Worth, Texas

Scott M. Hilton

  • “Botanicals,” (Group exhibition), Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Va.
  • “Corpus Illuminata III” (Exhibition), Tangent Gallery, Detroit, Mich.
  • “Shadows and Ether” (Exhibition), Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
  • “8th Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition,” Wellington B Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
  • “Methods (Alternative)” (Exhibition), Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Va.
  • “The Physical Alchemy of Photography” (Exhibition)

Tuan C. Ho

  • “Gaming Worlds: A Case Study of Secondary Students Making Interactive Video Games” (Presentation)

Robert F. Hower

  • “Personal Space/Universal Space” (Exhibition), Finlandia International University, Hancock, Mich.

 Pauline Hudel Smith

  • Featured Speaker, Art and Work/Professional Practices, Texas A&M-Commerce

 Ke Ingleright Telgenhoff

  • Presentation, The Old Post Office Museum and Art Center

Marilyn Jolly

  • Exhibition, Leslie Powell Gallery, Lawton, Okla.
  • “Repetition, Ritual, Memory” (Exhibition), Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

Mi Hyun Kim

  • “National Group Graphic Design Exhibition: Small Spaces: Significant Sway,” Finlandia University, Hancock, Mich.
  • “eyeO festival” (Presentaiton) Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • “SPARK: New Media, Poetry and Art for National Poetry Month” (Presentation), UT Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Darryl J. Lauster

  • “Here and Now” (Exhibition), Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, N.C.
  • “Limitless” (Exhibition), Urban Center for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Berlin Becher Triennia (Exhibition), Glas ev, Berlin, Germany
  • Sculpture Key West (Exhibition), Fort Martello Tower, Key West, Fla.
  • “Spane: Screenings of Performance in the Natural Environment” (Exhibition), Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Canada

Genevieve C. Linehan

  • “Untitled” (Exhibition), MFA Gallery, Dallas, Texas

R. Leighton McWilliams

  • “Beneath the Covers” (Exhibition), Foundry Art Centre,. Charles, Mo.
  • “Common Terrain” (Exhibition), Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Eye on the Street” (Exhibition), Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Va.
  • “Florida State University Graduate Photo Alumni” (Exhibition), Florida State Capitol Building Art Gallery. Tallahassee, Fla.
  • “The 4th Annual Of Memory , Bone and Myth” (Exhibition), The Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, Minn.
  • “Urban Landscapes” (Exhibition), The New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, N.Y.
  • “(Un)Clothed” (Exhibition), Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Catalog, “Eye on the Street,” The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Va.

Janice Melito

  • “Saving the Day” (Awarded Public Arts Painting Commission), City of Frisco, Texas
  • Awarded Public Arts Sculptural Commission, City of Hurst, Texas

Cheryl A. Mitchell

  • Overview of the Development of the African Art Collections, UT Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Janet E. Morrow

  • “100 Survivors,” 100survivors.org (#35). (Exhibition)
  • “897 Square,” Gallery 76102, Fort Worth, Texas. (Exhibition)
  • “Stories We Tell (exhibition catalog),” Phoenix Gallery, New York, N.Y. (Anthology Work/Essay)
  • “Sweetie Pie,” Gallery 76102, Fort Worth, Texas. (Exhibition)
  • “Texas Artists Coalition Annual Juried Exhibition,” Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas. (Exhibition)

Kenda North

  • “Submerged” (Exhibition), Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  • “Submerged” (Exhibition), University of Arkansas, Fine Art Gallery, Fayetteville, Ark.

Salvatore Terrasi

  • “Ten Artists to Watch” (Group Exhibition), Los Angeles (Calif.) Center for Digital Art
  • “2013 Annual Juried Exhibit” (Group Exhibition), Delaplaine Gallery, Frederick, Md.
  • “2013 Art Kudos International Juried Competition & Online Exhibition” (Group Exhibition), http://www.artKudos.com
  • “2013 Third Coast National Juried Exhibition” (Group Exhibition), K-Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi,
  • “Abstracts – ORDER, CHAOS AND DISARRAY” (Exhibition), Serene Insights Arts, West Bend, Wis.
  • “Art/Tech:Interface” (Exhibition), Arc Gallery, Chicago, Ill.
  • “Artists’ Book Cornucopia IV” (Exhibition), abecedarian gallery, Denver, Colo.
  • “Biennial: Origins in Geometry”(Group Exhibition), Galveston (Texas) Arts Center
  • “Code_D (New Media)” (Exhibition), Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • “Emanation” (Exhibition), Linus Galleries, Pasadena, Calif.
  • “Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition,” Artspace, Raleigh, N.C.
  • “Infinity’s Kitchen Magazine, vol 6” (Publication)
  • “Redux” (Group Exhibition), Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, Ga.
  • “SECAC (Southeast College Art Conference) Juried Exhibition 2013,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, N.C.
  • “The 24th International Juried Exhibition,” Viridian Artists: A Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, N.Y.
  • “Urban Landscapes / Rural Impressions” (Group exhibition), Soho Gallery For Digital Art, New York, N.Y.
  • “Voyages” (Group exhibition), The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Va.
  • “Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition” The Wichita Center For The Arts, Wichita, Kan.

Mary Vaccaro

  • “Drawing in Renaissance Italy,” A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art, ed.B. Bohn and J. Saslow, Wiley-Blackwell, Chicester (Essay)
  • “Italian Renaissance Drawings in French Regional Collections: An Unpublished Work by Daniele da Volterra,” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Presentation)
  • “Les dessins díaprës Corrëge. Trois nouvelles attributions. Bernardino Gatti,”” Revue du Louvre: le revue des musèes de France 4 (2013): 46-55. (Journal Article)
  • “New Attributions for Drawings by Girolamo Mazzola Bedoli for Parma Cathedral,” Master Drawings 51 (2013): 165-180 (Journal Article)
  • “True Beauties: On the ideal of female beauty in Italian Renaissance Portraits,” Apollo: The International Arts Magazine 178 (Decekmber 2013): 66-71 (Journal Article)

Barton C. Weiss

  • “the ishow” (Presentation),             Photos do not bend Gallery
  • “Voices in Harmony,” (Documentary film)

Nicholas W. Wood

  • “Nicholas Wood: Objects + Drawings,” San Antonio College Visual Arts Gallery, San Antonio, Texas (Exhibition)

Beth Wright

  • “Literature and the arts.” The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism. Volume Six: The Nineteenth Century, c.1830-1914. Ed. M. A. R. Habib. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 588-601. (Book Chapter)

 

COMMUNICATION

Geoffrey A. Campbell

  • “Attribution: Showing Readers Where We Got Our Information,” Writing for media audiences: A handbook for multi-platform news, advertising, and public relations (2nd ed.). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt, 2013 (Book Chapter)
  • “Thoughts on teaching and on my impending move to New Orleans” (Blog)

Thomas Bryan Christie

  • Broadcast Education Association 2013, “Clark, A. & Christie, T. (2013) Influencing audiences at home and abroad: the use of cartoons as a tool of propaganda during World War II. Las Vegas, Nev. (Presentation)
  • “Democracy vs. Opportunity: Revealing the Nature of Conflict Communication during the ‘Arab Spring’” (Book Chapter)
  • The George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression, “Democracy vs. Opportunity: Revealing the Nature of Conflict Communication during the ‘Arab Spring.’” (Presentation)

Andrew M. Clark

  • Christie, T. and Clark, A. (2013). “Cultivating Images of the Enemy in Media: A Content Analysis of Popular War Cartoons.” (Book Chapter)
  • Tremayne, M, and Clark, A. (2013). “New Perspectives from the Sky: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Journalism,” Digital Journalism (Journal Article)

Dustin M. Harp

  • “Gendering the audience, selling women and reinforcing gender norms in a digital age (working title).” In C. Carter, L. Steiner, and L. McLaughlin (Eds.) Companion to Media and Gender, Routledge (Book Chapter)
  • Harp, D., Loke, J. & Bachmann, I. “Spaces for feminist (re)articulations: The blogosphere and the sexual attack of journalist Lara Logan.” Feminist Media Studies (Journal Article)
  • “Harp, D., Loke, J. & Harlow, S. “Symbolic Annihilation of Women in Globalization Discourse: The Same Old Story in U.S. Newsmagazines,” Atlantic Journal of Communication, 22(1). (Journal Article)

 Kim E. Jones

  • “Searching for a Code: Narrative Literary Journalists and Ethical Dilemmas (Presentation)

Lance Liguez

  • “HD Radio 10 years later: What are colleges and universities doing?” (Presentation)
  • “I’ve Got An App for That!: Exploring the Impact of Mobile Applications for Radio Stations” (Presentation)

Melanie A. Mason

  • Director, “Enchanted April,” Theatre Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • Director, “Freckleface Strawberry,” Regional Premiere, Creative Arts Theatre and School, Arlington, Texas
  • Director, “Of Mice and Men,” Theatre Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • Director, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile, “Onstage, Bedford, Texas
  • Director, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Creative Arts Theatre and School, Arlington, Texas
  • “Theatre History – A Project Based Learning Guide,” Co-Presented with Dr. Dennis Maher. (Presentation)

Sheetal J. Patel

  • Patel, S., Shafer, A., Brown, J., Bulik, C., & Zucker, N. (December 2013). Parents of children with eating disorders: Developing theory-based health communication messages to promote caregiver wellbeing. Journal of Health Communication (Journal Article)

Maria V. Perez Melian

  • Pemberton, Jane B.; J. Rademacher; T. Tyler-Wood and Maria Victoria Perez Cereijo, (in press) “Aligning Assessments with State Curriculum Standards and Teaching Strategies.” Intervention in School and Clinic. (Journal Article)

Erika J. Pribanic-Smith

  • “Partisanship in the Antislavery Press during the 1844 Run of an Abolition Candidate for President,” American Journalism (Journal Article)
  • “For the Fame which May Be Forgotten: Two Magazines and the Fight to Save Mount Vernon, 1855-1860.” American Journalism Historians Association, New Orleans, La., September 2013. (Presentation)
  • “Partisanship in the Antislavery Press During the 1844 Run of an Abolition Candidate for President.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C., August 2013. (Presentation)
  • “Conflict in the South Carolina Partisan Press of 1829,” American Journalism 30 (Summer 2013): 365-392. (Journal Article)
  • “Partisan News and the Third-Party Candidate: Press Coverage of James G. Birney’s 1844 Presidential Campaign,” Journalism History 39 (Fall 2013): 168-178 (Journal Article)
  • “Review of ‘The Undeclared War Between Journalism and Fiction: Journalists as Genre Benders in Literary History’ (Doug Underwood).” Journalism History (Book Review)
  • “Abrahamson’s devotion to research, mentorship results in top AJHA award.” The Intelligencer 30, 4 (Summer 2013): 8. (Newsletter Article)
  • “Davies, Murphree Reflect on Southern Mississippi Tornado.” The Intelligencer 30, 2 (Winter 2013): 8. (Newsletter Article)
  • “Dissertation Prize Winner Credits Historic – Girl Reporter, Pop Culture Icons.” The Intelligencer 30, 3 (Spring 2013): 9. (Newsletter Article)
  • “Editing Text Demonstrates Varied Expertise, Value of Collaboration.” The Intelligencer 30, 2 (Winter 2013): 4-5. (Newsletter Article)
  • “Historians Gather at AJHA Annual Conference.” Clio 47, 2 (Winter 2013): 17-18. (Newsletter Article)
  • “Maurine Beasley Receives First Women and Media Award.” The Intelligencer 30, 4 (Summer 2013): 3. (Newsletter Article)
  • “Maurine Beasley Wins 2013 Mott-KTA Award.” The Intelligencer 30, 3 (Spring 2013): 8. (Newsletter Article)
  • “New Orleans Journalists Set to Share Expertise at AJHA Convention.” The Intelligencer 30, 4 (Summer 2013): 13. (Newsletter Article)
  • “Review of ‘Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nationís Journalism’ (Christopher B. Daly).” American Journalism 30 (2013): 424-426. (Book Review)
  • “Review of ‘Literate Zeal: Gender and the Making of a New Yorker Ethos’ (Janet Eldred).” Journalism History 39 (2013): 60-61. (Book Review)
  • “South Carolina’s Rhetorical Civil War: Nullification and Local Partisanship in the Press, 1831-1833.” Media History Monographs (accepted).
  • “Teaching Panel Emphasizes Connections between Past and Present.” The Intelligencer 30, 4 (Summer 2013): 10-11 (with photos). (Newsletter Article)
  • “The War Within the State: The Role of Newspapers in Missouri’s Secession Crisis.” In David B. Sachsman, ed., “A Press Divided: Newspaper Coverage of the Civil War.” Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers. (Book Chapter)
  • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J., and Riva Brown. “AJHA Members Ask for Increased Listserv Use, Serious Historical Discussion.” The Intelligencer 30, 4 (Summer 2013): 6-7. (Newsletter Article)
  • “The Importance of Local Partisanship in the Political Coverage of the Southern Press.” American Journalism Historians Association, New Orleans, La., September 2013. (Presentation)

Julian Marcelo Rodriguez

  • “Twitter use among English and Spanish language television stations: A traffic and content analysis of Dallas-Fort Worth local television Twitter accounts.” Media Management and Economics Research in a Transmedia Environment. (Book Chapter)

Rachel Stohr

  • “Asserting contested power: Exploring the control-resistance dialectic in the World Trade Organizationís discourse of globalization.” In J. Servaes (Ed.), Sustainability, participation, and culture in communication: Theory and praxis. Bristol, U.K.: Intellect Books. (Book Chapter)
  • White, J.M., Willis, M., & Stohr, R.A. (2013). “Legislators reliance on mass media as information sources: Implications for symmetrical communication between public information officers, public relations practitioners, and policymakers.” PRism. (Journal Article)

Chunke Su

  • Huang, M., Barbour, J., Su, C., & Contractor, N. (2013). “Why do group members provide information to digital knowledge repositories? A multilevel application of transactive memory theory.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64 (3), 540 – 557. (Journal Article)
  • Skerlavaj, M., Su, C., & Huang, M. (2013). “The moderating effects of national culture on the development of organisational learning culture: A multilevel study across seven countries.” Journal for East European Management Studies 18(1), 97 – 134. (Journal Article)
  • Skerlavaj, M., Cerne, M., Dysvik, A., Nerstad, C., & Su, C. (August 2013). “The Combined Roles of Mastery and Performance Climates in Implementing Creative Ideas.”        (Presentation)

Mark W. Tremayne

  • Tremayne, M. and Minooie, M. “Opinion Leadership in Social Networks: Preferential Attachment versus Reciprocal Linking.” (Presentation)
  • Tremayne, M. & Clark, A.M. “New Perspectives from the Sky: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Journalism.” Digital Journalism. (Journal Article)
  • Tremayne, M. & Minooie, M. “Opinion Leadership†on Gun Control in Social Networks: Preferential Attachment versus Reciprocal Linking.” American Communication Journal, 15(4), 34-52. (Journal Article)

Shelley L. Wigley

  • Haigh, M., & Wigley, S. “Examining mood, anxiety, and knowledge in the process of resisting influence.” (Presentation)
  • Wigley, S., Fontenot, M., & Conan, I. “Subsidizing disaster coverage with user-generated content: An exploration of Hurricane Sandy. ”            (Presentation)

Sabrina Williams

 

CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Robert L. Bing

  • Bing, R. and V. Collins. “Private Careers in Criminal Justice.” In the “Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice.” Edited by Jay Albanese† and Anita Blowers. (Encyclopedia Entry)
  • Bing, R. and C. Coston. “Inequality and Crime.” In the “Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology.” Edited by Dr. Mitch Miller. (Encyclopedia Entry)

Jaya B. Davis

  • Davis, J. & Sorensen, J. (2013). “Disproportionate Minority Confinement of Juveniles: A National Examination of Black/white disparity from 1997-2006.” Crime & Delinquency, 59, 115-139. (Journal Article)
  • Davis, J. & Sorensen, J.R. (2013). “Disproportionate juvenile minority confinement: A state-level assessment of the racial threat hypothesis.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 11, 295-311. (Journal Article)
  • Davis, J. & Sorensen, J.R. (2013). “Estimating violence propensity among incarcerated capital murderers: An actuarial approach.” Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 41, 391-400. (Journal Article)

Alejandro del Carmen

  • Brown, C. and del Carmen, A. (2013). “Fear of DNA Exonerees.” Law Enforcement Executive Research Forum. 13, 3. (Journal Article)
  • Chigbu, K., and del Carmen, A. (2013). “An Explanatory Model of Individual Participation in Organized Crime. Law Enforcement Executive Research Forum. 13, 4. (Journal Article)
  • “Criminal Justice” (2013). Kendall Hunt Publishing. (Book)
  • Rodriguez, J.J., Eve, R., del Carmen, A. “Transnationalism: Law Enforcement’s Perception of Gang Activity on the Texas/Mexico Border.” Journal of Gang Research. (Journal Article)

John J. Rodriguez

  • Belshaw, S., Rodriguez, J. J., Osho, S., Rodriguez, F. A. & Belshaw, A. L. “A negative stimuli test of Robert Agnew’s General Strain Theory (GST) on abused and suicidal females in the Texas Juvenile Justice System.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (Journal Article)

 

ENGLISH

Stacy Alaimo

  • “Animals.” Keywords in the Study of Environment and Culture, ed. Joni Adamson, William Gleason, David N. Pellow. (Journal Article)
  • “Jellyfish Science, Jellyfish Aesthetics, or Posthumanism at Sea.” Thinking With Water, edited by J. MacLeod, C. Chen, and A. Neimanis. McGill-Queens University Press, Canada. (Essay)
  • “Darwin, Material Feminisms, and the Nonhuman Turn.” J19: The Journal of 19th Century Americanists. 1.2 (Fall 2013): 390-396. (Journal Article)
  • “Elemental Love in the Anthropocene,” Elemental Ecocriticism. Ed, Jeffery J. Cohen and Lowell Ducker. University of Minnesota Press. (Essay)
  • “Feminist Science Studies and Ecocriticism: Aesthetics and Entanglement in the Deep Sea.” Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism, edited by Greg Garrard, Oxford UP, 2014. (Essay)
  • “Violet-Black: Ecologies of the Abyssal Zone,” Prismatic Ecologies, edited by Jeffrey Cohen, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. (Essay)
  • “Material Feminism in the Anthropocene,” Feminist Companion to the Posthumanities. (Book Chapter)
  • “Nature,” Oxford Feminist Theory Handbook, ed. Lisa Jane Disch and Mary Hawkesworth. (Book Chapter)
  • “Oceanic Origins, Plastic Activism, and New Materialism at Sea,” Material Ecocriticism, ed. by Serenella Iovino, Serpil Oppermann, University of Indiana Press. (Essay)
  • “Thinking as the Stuff of the World.” O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies, Issue One, Object/Ecology. (Journal Article)
  • “Protest and Pleasure: The Strange Agencies of Bodies and Places.” (Book)
  • “Sea Creatures and the Limits of Animal Studies: Science, Aesthetics, Ethics.” (Book)

Wendy B. Faris

  • “Proust and Monet Again.” (Journal Article)

Barbi M. Fowler

  • “Colonizing Miss Vinrace: Mimicry and the Ambivalent Bildungsroman in Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out,” North Texas Graduate English Conference. (Presentation)

Luanne T. Frank

  • “Hamann, Herder, and Heidegger’s Hermeneutics of Being.” (Presentation)
  • “Vivifying Philosophy via Visual Media: Heidegger’s Parmenides.” (Presentation)
  • “Heidegger and Kleist: Reciprocal Illuminations.” Heidegger Jahrbuch, ed. Holger Zaborowski and Alfred Denker. (Journal Article)
  • “Post-Structuralism Now.” Journal of World Transformation. (Journal Article)
  • “Via Metaphysics or Heidegger’s Ontology? Giving the Hand its Due.” JAC: Quarterly Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Writing, , Multiple Literacies, and Politics. (Journal Article)
  • “Lacan and Writing: The View From the End of the Road.” College Conference on Composition and Communication. Cincinnati, Ohio. (Presentation)

Kevin L. Gustafson

  • “Miscellaneity and the Roman Antique in Later Medieval England: The Case of John Lydgate.” (Presentation)
  • “Cleanness: An Edition and Translation (Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press). (Book)

Toni M. Holland

  • “American and Canadian Poets Laureate: A Literary and Cultural History.” Canadian Literature Centre Fall Lecture, University of Alberta. (Presentation)
  • “Media and Activism: Methods of Poetry Pedagogy,” ALSC, Denver, Colo. (Presentation)
  • “Telling Portals: Architectural Regions of ‘The Palace of Art,” CEA, San Antonio, Texas (Presentation)
  • “Alfred Lord Tennyson and Poet Laureateship, Poetry and Politics: Do Poems Make a Difference?” SAMLA, Roanoke, Va. (Presentation)
  • “Historical Sketch of Unitarian Poets and Ministers: Emerson, Channing, Thoreau, Lowell, TS Eliot, ee cummings, Plath, WC Williams, Kooser,” Adult Forum, First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, Fort Worth, Texas. (Presentation)
  • “New Poems,” Langdon Literary Festival. (Presentation)
  • “Poems,” Writing by Degrees, Binghamton University, Binghamton, N.Y. (Presentation)
  • “Producing Between the Text: A Radical Leap into Noise,” The 27th Wyoming Conference on English (Presentation)
  • “The American Movement: Meter-Making Arguments,” Federation Rhetoric Symposium, Texas A&M, Commerce, Texas (Presentation)
  • “U.S. Poets Laureate,” Langdon Literary Festival (Presentation)
  • “Write with Me,” The 7th Annual Gorgias Society National Conference, UT Arlington (Presentation)
  • “Write with Me: Invention During Pre-writing,” The Texas A&M Commerce. (Presentation  )
  • “Favorite Poem Project, CBC and French CBC Radio.” (Presentation)
  • Featured Poet, Undermain Theater in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas. (Presentation)
  • Free Verse Project at the University of Alberta, Rutherford Liberary. (Presentation)
  • Introduction to Kim Addonizio’s poetry reading at UTA. (Presentation)
  • Organized fiction reading for UTA, Bob Cowser. (Presentation)
  • Organized poetry reading for UTA, Jack Myers, former Poet Laureate of Texas. (Presentation)
  • Organized UTA’s United States National Poetry Month Celebration (Presentation)
  • Selections from poetry ms Quodlibet, The 8th University of Houston-Clearlake Annual Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts. (Presentation)
  • Selections from poetry ms Quodlibet, The Festival-Institute at Round Top, Texas. (Presentation)
  • “Teaching Presentation, Faculty Development and Curriculum of the Residential Initiative for Service Learning. (Presentation”)
  • “Two Poems,” Jelly Bucket, Eastern Kentucky University (Poetry)

Penelope Ingram

  • “Mommy I don’t want to do this: Reading Richie through Laura’s trauma in Stephen Daldry’s The Hours.” SWTX Popular Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, N.M. (Presentation)
  • “Where the Wild Fathers Aren’t: Monsters and the Single Mom.” Popular Culture Association Conference, Washington D.C. (Presentation)

Bruce J. Krajewski

  • “The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: Considering Terence Malick’s Heideggerian Film ‘The Tree of Life.’” Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colo. (Presentation)
  • Editor, “Gadamer’s Repercussions: Reconsidering Philosophical Hermeneutics.” (Berkeley: University of California Press) (Book)

Corbin Lockmiller

  • “Age and Impermanence in Joseph Conrad’s ‘Youth.’” North Texas Graduate Conference. University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas. (Presentation)
  • “Tolkien’s Eagles: Digital Technology and the Magic of Transportation.” CSLIS. LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas. (Presentation)

Neill Matheson

  • “A Companion to Henry James,” ed. Greg W. Zacharias. Henry James Review 34.2 (Summer 2013): 206-209. (Book Review)

Cedric May

  • “An Enslaved Poet on Slavery: Object Lesson, newly discovered 18th-century poem by a man living in slavery.” Yale Alumni Magazine (Essay)
  • “An Essay on Slavery: An Unpublished Poem by Jupiter Hammon.” Early American Literature 38, 2 (summer 2013). (Journal Article)
  • “‘Till Christ shall make us free’: Writing and Religion in African-American Literary Research,” American Literary History (Journal Article)

Ashley M. Miller

  • “Economies of Perception in Goblin Market,” British Women Writers Conference (BWWC). Albuquerque, N.M. (Presentation)
  • “Local Flavor: Isolating Taste in Goblin Market,” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Conference, Venice, Italy. (Presentation)
  • “New Media in the Nineteenth Century.” Roundtable on New Media. (Presentation)
  • The 33rd Annual Dickens Universe, Santa Cruz, Calif. (Presentation)
  • Guest Lecture on Tennyson’s “Morte d’Arthur,” Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. (Presentation)

Timothy R. Morris

  • “Running Away and Hiding in the Bathroom: Sport in the Novels of Jean-Philippe Toussaint,” Sport Literature Association, Long Branch, N.J. (Conference Paper)

Debra L. Olson

  • Olson, D. and V. Cvetkovic, eds. “Portrayals of Children in Popular Cinema: Fleeting Images.” Lexington Press, 2013. (Book)

Kevin J. Porter

  • “Writing(,) Hypothetically.” Abducting Writing Studies, ed. by Sidney Dobrin and Kyle Jensen. (Book Chapter)

Sha-Shonda E. Porter

  • “Identity and Misrecognition in ‘Erasure.’” Critical Perspectives on Percival Everett. Ed. Keith Mitchell and Robin Vander. (Book Chapter)

Timothy Richardson

  • “Contingency, Immanence, and the Subject of Rhetoric” (Book)

Kenneth M. Roemer

  • “N. Scott Momaday,” The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Ed., Sangeeta Ray and Henry Schwartz. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. (Essay)

Terje Saar-Hambazaza

  • “Blurring the Boundaries of Multiple Identities in Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God.’” Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, St. Louis, Mo. (Presentation)
  • “Performing Gender, Performing Race: James Weldon Johnson’s ‘The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man.’” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Atlanta, Ga. (Presentation)

Kimberly D. Sasser

  • “Magically Strategized Belonging: Magical Realism as Cosmopolitan Mapping” (Book)

Amy L. Tigner

  • “Dish up these Greens: A review of ‘A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender & Southern Food’ by Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt,” Parallax 66. (Book Review)
  • “Literature and Food Studies.” Co-written with Allison Carruth. Literature and Contemporary Thought Series New York: Routledge. (Book)

James E. Warren

  • “Aristotle, Academic Literacy, and America’s Pastime.” The International Journal of Sport and Society 4. (Journal Article)
  • “Rhetorical Reading and the Development of Disciplinary Literacy Across the High School Curriculum.”” Across the Disciplines 10.1 (Journal Article)
  • “Rhetorical Reading as a Gateway to Disciplinary Literacy.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 56.5: 391-399. (Journal Article)

Kristine A. Wilson

  • “‘Corpse in the Cargo’: The Spectre of Thatcherism in ‘Something to Tell You. ‘” (Journal Article)
  • “The Exquisite Choreography of Sonnyboy’s ‘Dying’: Neocolonialism and Resistance in Earl Lovelace’s ‘Is Just a Movie.’” (Presentation)
  • “Whose Memories are These?: (Neo)Imperialism and Political Violence in ‘The True History of Paradise.’” (Presentation)

Matthew T. Womble

  • “Windswept and Scattered: Place and Identity in Larry McMurtry’s ‘The Last Picture Show.’” New Wests and Post Wests: The American West in Film and Literature. Ed. Paul Varner. Cambridge Scholars Press. (Book Chapter)

Yuejiao Zhang

  • “Examining Scientific and Technical Writing Strategies in the 11th Century Chinese Science Book Brush Talks from Dream Brook.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 43(4): 361-376. (Journal Article)
  • “Defining Information Fluency Skills for the Technical Communication Curriculum.” Journal of Information Fluency, 2(1): 3-18. (Journal Article)

 

HISTORY

Thomas Adam

  • “The Museum Makers: Philanthropy and Bourgeois Practice in the Cities of Nineteenth-Century North America and Germany.” (Presentation)

Patryk Babiracki

  • “The Taste of Red Watermelon: Polish Peasants Visit Soviet Collective Farms, 1949-1952” in Babiracki and Zimmer, eds., Cold War Crossings: International Travel and Exchange in the Soviet Bloc, 1940s-1960s (Texas A&M University Press, 2014) (Book Chapter)
  • Co-edited with Kenyon Zimmer), Cold War Crossings: International Travel and Exchange in the Soviet Bloc, 1940s-1960s (Texas A&M University Press, 2014) (Anthology Work/Essay)
  • “Soviet Soft Power and the Poles: The Battle for Hearts and Minds in Stalin’s New Empire, 1943-1957.” (Essay)

Kathryne E. Beebe

  • “The ‘Nachleben’ of the ‘Gottesfreunde’: Heinrich Seuse and Felix Fabri,” in “Friends of God: Religious Elites in the Rhineland and the Low Countries and their Literature,” eds. Nigel Palmer, Wybren Scheepsma, Geert Warnar (E.J. Brill, Leiden). (Book Chapter)
  • “The Jerusalem of the Mind’s Eye: Imagined Pilgrimage in the Fifteenth Century” in “Spectrum: Visual Translations of Jerusalem,” eds. Bianca K¸hnel, Galit Noga-Banai, and Hanna Vorholt (Brepols, Turnhout). (Book Chapter)
  • “Pilgrim & Preacher: the Audiences and Observant Spirituality of Friar Felix Fabri 1438/9-1502” (Oxford Historical Monographs; Oxford University Press, Oxford). (Monograph)

Cynthia L. Clark

  • Encyclopedia of World Empires. New York: Facts on File. (Book)
  • Power, Prestige, and Publishing: G.B. Dealey of the Dallas News, A Study in Persuastion, Perserverance, and Progressivism. College Station: Texas A&M Press. (Book)

Marvin Dulaney

  • “African Americans,” Handbook of Texas Online. Published by the Texas State Historical Association. (Encyclopedia Entry)
  • “Dallas African American Museum,” Handbook of Texas Online. Published by the Texas State Historical Association. (Encyclopedia Entry)
  • “Documenting the Life of Malcolm X.” Journal of African American History 98 (Fall 2013): 602-606. (Essay)
  • “Julia Scott Reed: Presenting the Truth About African Americans in Dallas,”” in Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives, edited by Stephanie Cole, Rebecca Sharpless, and Elizabeth Hayes Turner, University of Georgia Press. (Book Chapter)
  • “Julia Scott Reed: Telling the Truth About African Americans in Dallas.” (Presentation          )
  • “The ‘N Word': Epithet or Endearment.” Southeast Campus. (Presentation)
  • “’We Still Love Lucy:’ Lucy Phelps Patterson, Dallas’s First African-American Councilwoman.” Legacies 25 (Fall 2013): 42-48. (Journal Article)
  • “Why We Celebrate Black History Month.” Arlington Public Library. (Presentation)
  • “Women in the South Carolina Civil Rights Movement.” Southern Black Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movement, edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Merline Pitre, College Station: Texas A&M University Press. (Book Chapter)
  • “Texas Legislative Black Caucus,” Handbook of Texas Online. Published by the Texas State Historical Association. (Encyclopedia Entry)
  • African Americans in Dallas: A Social and Political History. Texas A&M University Press. (Book)
  • With Daniel J. Nabors, “Reed, Julia Scott,” Handbook of Texas Online. Published by the Texas State Historical Association. (Encyclopedia Entry)

Robert B. Fairbanks

  • “The Morrill Land-Grant Act and American Cities: The Neglected Story,” Science as Service: Establishing and Reformulating American Land-Grant Universities, 1865-1930, Alan I Marcus, editor (University of Alabama Press, Fall 2014) (Book Chapter)
  • The War on Slums in the Southwest: Public Housing and Slum Clearance in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, 1935-1965 (Temple University Press). (Book)
  • “The Model Cities Program in the Southwest: Planning in an Era of Cultural Individualism.” 15th Biennial National Planning History Conference, Toronto, Canada. (Presentation)

John D. Garrigus

  • “Des Franaois qui gemissent sous le joug de l’oppression: The Evolving Question of Identity for Free People of Color during the Early French Revolution.”
  • Cecile Vidal, ed.  tre et se revendiquer Franaais dans le monde atlantique. Nation, empire et race. (Book Chapter)
  • “The Haitian Revolution in Atlantic Context.” Joseph C. Miller, ed. The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. (Book Chapter)
  • “A Secret Brotherhood? The Question of Black Freemasonry Before and During the Haitian Revolution. (Presentation)
  • “New Light on Makandal the Poisoner.” (Presentation)
  • “Review of Andrew S. Curran’s ‘The Anatomy of Blackness: Science & Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment.’” New West Indies Guide/ Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 87 (2013),135-7. (Book Review)
  • “Review of Malick Ghachem’s ‘The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution.’” Slavery & Abolition. (Book Review)
  • “Slave resistance in the French Atlantic World in the Age of Revolutions (1750-1850).” (Presentation)
  • “Victims of our own credulity and indulgence: The Life of Louis-François Boisrond Tonnerre (1776-1806).” (Presentation)

Pawel Goral

  • “The Western Film and Intercultural Transfer: A Transnational Approach to the Myth of the American West.” Transnationalism and Minority Cultures: The Mid-American Conference, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. (Presentation)
  • Cold War Rivalry and the American West (Book)
  • Western Authors Panel. Annual Cowboy Symposium, Lubbock, Texas. (Presentation)

Sam W. Haynes

  • “Manifest Destiny and the American Southwest.” Companion to Jacksonian America, edited by Sean Patrick Adams, London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. (Book Chapter)
  • Haynes, Sam W. and Douglas Richmond, eds. Remembering the Mexican Revolution: Conflict and Consolidation, 1910-1940. College Station: Texas A&M University Press. (Book)
  • Haynes, Sam W., with Gerald Saxon. Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution. College Station: Texas A&M University Press. (Book  )

Donald G. Kyle

  • “Animal Events,” Oxford Handbook of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World. (Book Chapter)
  • Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World, second edition, Wiley-Blackwell. (Monograph)

Jerry Rodnitzky

  • “Joan Baez: The Classic 1960s Folk Heroine,” Alive on Arrival, ed. George Plasketes, (Ashgate Press). (Book Chapter)
  • Sing it the Way it Aas: Using Folk & Popular Music to Teach and Understand American History. (Book)

Sarah F. Rose

  • “The Body,” Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History, edited by Joan Rubin and Scott Casper (Oxford: Oxford University Press). (Encyclopedia Entry)
  • No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1850-1930 (University of North Carolina Press). (Book)
  • Sonya Michel, Sarah Rose, and Richard Scotch, with Laura Frader, “Poverty and Social Policy in the United States: Social Citizenship in Historical, Comparative, and Transnational Perspective” (Routledge) (Book)

Gene Rhea Tucker

  • “Review of ‘Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World’ by Maria M. Portuondo.” Historical Geography. (Book Review)
  • “Review of ‘Early American Cartographies,’ edited by Martin Bruckner.” Terrae Incognitae 45, 1: 70-71. (Book Review)
  • “Review of ‘Juan Domi?nguez de Mendoza: Soldier and Frontiersman of the Spanish Southwest, 1627-1693,’ edited by France V. Scholes, Marc Simmons, and Jose Antonio Esquibel.” Terrae Incognitae 45, 2: 149-150. (Book Review)
  • “Review of ‘The Opatas: In Search of a Sonoran People’ by David A. Yetman.” Bulletin of Latin American Research, 32, 2: 236-238.” (Book Review)

David Michael Watry

  • “Economic Brinksmanship: The Fall of Anthony Eden.” (Presentation)
  • The Diplomatic War: The Geneva Conference, 1954. (Book)

Kenyon W. Zimmer

  • “Positively Stateless: Marcus Graham, the Ferrero-Sallitto Case, and Anarchist Challenges to Race and Deportation,” in Moon-Ho Jung, ed., The Rising Tide of Color: Race, Radicalism, and Repression on the Pacific Coast and Beyond (University of Washington Press) (Essay)
  • “Syndicalism and Anarchism of Migrants.” Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, edited by Immanuel Ness, Wiley-Blackwell (2013). (Encyclopedia Entry)
  • “’One Big Union’ in Paterson: Italian Anarchism, the IWW, and Transnationalism in a Local Context,” in Peter Cole, David Struthers, and Kenyon Zimmer, eds., Wobblies of the World: Towards a Transnational History of the IWW. (Essay)
  • “Saul Yanovsky and Yiddish Anarchism in the Lower East Side,” in Radical Gotham: The Anarchist Tradition in New York City (1880-2012), edited by Tom Goyens (University of Illinois Press). (Essay)
  • Immigrants against the State: Jewish and Italian Anarchists in America, 1885-1940 (Book)
  • Co-author with David Struthers, “Radical Cosmopolitanism: Migration and the Limits of Nationalism in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.” (Journal Article)
  • Co-editor with Patryk Babiracki, Cold War Crossings: International Travel and Exchange in the Soviet Bloc, 1940s-1960s (Texas A&M Press). (Book)
  • Co-editor with Peter Cole and Dave Struthers, Wobblies of the World: Towards a Transnational History of the IWW. (Book)
  • “Review of ‘Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World’s First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present’ by Leon Fink.” Journal of Social History. (Book Review)
  • “Review of ‘The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks’ by Timothy Messer-Kruse.” Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas. (Book Review)

 

LINGUISTICS & TESOL

Colleen M. Fitzgerald

  • “‘Ilittibaatoksali’ ‘We are working together’: Perspectives on Our Chickasaw Tribal-Academic Collaboration,” in Norris, Mary Jane, Erik Anonby, Marie-Odile Junker, Nicholas Ostler & Donna Patrick (eds.), Endangered Languages Beyond Boundaries: Community Connections, Collaborative Approaches, and Cross-Disciplinary Research. Bath, England: The Foundation for Endangered Languages. With Joshua D. Hinson. (Conference Proceeding)
  • “‘Ilittibaatoksali’ ‘We are working together’: Perspectives on Our Chickasaw Tribal-Academic Collaboration,” Foundation for Endangered Languages XVII Conference, Ottawa, Canada. Carleton University. (Presentation)
  • “Training Communities, Training Graduate Students: The 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop,” Language Documentation & Conservation. With Mary S. Linn. (Journal Article)
  • “501 Verbs of Chickasaw: Verb 1,” Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages, Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Boston, MASS. (Presentation)
  • “Giving Life to Languages and Data Via the 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop,” Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages, Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Boston, Mass. (Presentation)
  • “‘Ilittibaatoksali’ ‘We are working together’: Perspectives on Our Chickasaw Tribal-Academic Collaboration,” Endangered Languages Beyond Boundaries: Community Connections, Collaborative Approaches, and Cross-Disciplinary Research. (Presentation)
  • “Prosodic Documentation in Native American Languages: Methodologies and Techniques,” Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages. Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla. (Presentation)
  • “Training Communities, Training Graduate Students: The 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop,”” 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, Hawai’i. With M. Linn. (Presentation)
  • “Creating Linguistic Products.” Re-visiting the Status of Indigenous Languages, AILDI National Conference, University of Arizona. (Presentation)
  • “How to Work With Linguists.” Re-visiting the Status of Indigenous Languages, AILDI National Conference, University of Arizona. With A. Flores and S. Penfield. (Presentation)
  • “Revisiting Tohono O’odham High Vowels.” The Persistence of Language: Constructing the Past and Confronting the Present in the Voices of Jane H. Hill. John Benjamins Press. Shannon Bischoff, Debbie Cole, Amy Fountain, and Mizuki Miyashita, editors. (Book chapter)

Cynthia Kilpatrick

  • Tommerdahl, J. and Kilpatrick, C. “The Reliability of Morphological Analyses in Language Samples. To appear in Language Testing.” (Journal Article)
  • Tommerdahl, Jodi, and Cynthia Kilpatrick. “Analysing frequency and temporal reliability of children’s morphosyntactic production in spontaneous language samples of varying length.” Child Language Teaching and Therapy. (Journal Article)

David J. Silva

  • “College Education in the Age of the Jetsons. Presentation at Parents and Family Weekend, UT Arlington, October 2013.

Christopher Stewart

  • “Cocoliche and the Transformation of Buenos Aires Spanish Intonation.” (Journal Article)

Laurel S. Stvan

  • “Digital Tools in Pedagogy: AntConc for Humanities Students.” DFW-area Digital Humanities Colloquium. UT Dallas. February 2013. (Presentation)
  • “What Are the Digital Humanities and What Do They Want from Libraries?: A Linguist’s Perspective.” Cross Timbers Library Collaborative conference, University of North Texas Gateway Center, August 2013. (Presentation)
  • “Vernacular Explanations of Causation in Lay Health Discourse.” 2013 JPS Research Day, Office of Human Research Protections Community Research Forum, Fort Worth, Texas. (Presentation)
  • “Predicates of Causation: The Influence of Polysemy Pairs in Lay Health Discourse.” CRAL 2013, 3rd International Conference on Meaning Construction, Meaning Interpretation: Applications and Implication. University of La Rioja. (Presentation)
  • “Stress Management: Corpus-based Insights into Vernacular Interpretations of Stress,” Communication & Medicine. 10.1: 81-93. (Journal Article)

Jeffrey D. Witzel

  • Khelm, I., Witzel, N., & Witzel, J. “Phonological and orthographic interference during silent reading.” 18th Annual University of Texas at Arlington Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL. (Presentation)
  • Khelm, I., Witzel, N., & Witzel, J. “Form interference effects during silent reading.” 26th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. (Presentation)
  • Witzel, J. “Deeper than shallow and beyond: Investigations into L2 sentence comprehension,” Nagoya University. (Presentation)
  • Witzel, J., & Forster, K. ”The locus and nature of the object-extracted relative clause penalty.” 26th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. (Presentation)
  • Witzel, J., Cornelius, S., Witzel, N., Forster, K.I., & Forster, J.C. “Testing the viability of webDMDX for masked priming experiments.” The Mental Lexicon, 8, 372-400. (Journal Article)
  • Witzel, N., Witzel, J., & Choi, Y. “The locus of the masked onset priming effect: Evidence from Korean.” The Mental Lexicon, 8, 372-400. (Journal Article)

Naoko O. Witzel

  • “Unmasking the bilingual lexicon.” Linguistics Colloquium, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. (Presentation)
  • “How second language words function in memory.” 2013 DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. (Presentation)
  • Witzel, N., Witzel, J., & Choi, Y. (2013). “The locus of the masked onset priming effect: Evidence from Korean.” The Mental Lexicon, 8, 339-352. (Journal Article)
  • Khelm, I., Witzel, N., & Witzel, J. “Phonological and orthographic interference during silent reading.” 18th Annual University of Texas at Arlington Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL. (Presentation)
  • Khelm, I., Witzel, N., & Witzel, J. “Form interference effects during silent reading.” 26th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. (Presentation)
  • Witzel, J., Cornelius, S., Witzel, N., Forster, K. I., & Forster, J. C. “Testing the viability of webDMDX for masked priming experiments.” The Mental Lexicon, 8, 372-400. (Journal Article)

Suwon Yoon

  • “On Embedded Root Clause Phenomena (ERCP): ERCP in Korean versus V2 in Germanic languages.” NELS 42. ed. by Stefan Keine and Shayne Sloggett, pp. 633-646, Amherst, Mass.: GLSA. (Conference Proceedings)
  • “Referential vagueness and negative polarity: evidence from Greek and Korean.” With Anastasia Giannakidou, Proceedings of the 47th Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 47). University of Chicago. (Conference Proceedings)
  • “Parametric Variation in Subordinate Evaluative Negation: Japanese/Korean vs. Others.” Journal of East Asian Linguistics 22.2: 133-166. (Journal Article)
  • “The Syntax and Semantics of Evaluative Negation and Root Transformation: a cross-linguistic approach.” (Presentation)

 

MODERN LANGUAGES

Jinny K. Choi

  • “Language and Ethnic Identity of Korean Immigrants in Paraguay.” Asian Immigrants in Latin America, Kyeyoung Park (ed.), University Press of Florida. (Book Chapter)

Christopher B. Conway

  • “Ni salvajes ni sietemesinos: la restauraciun de la masculinidad en Nuestra America.” In Perfiles del HeroÌsmo en La Literatura Hispanica de Entresiglos (XIX-XX), eds. Luis Alvarez Castro and Denise DuPont. Valladolid, Spain. (Book Chapter)
  • “Tecnologias de la mirada: Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, la novela nacional y el realismo literario.” Decimonunica, Vol. 10.1 (2013). 32-44. (Journal Article)

Lonny R. Harrison

  • “Intercontinental Russian-English Workshop.” Co-authored with Konstantin Shestakov, Omsk Law Academy. (Presentation)
  • “Reasonable to Ridiculous: Visions of the Transcendent Self in Dostoevskii and Vladimir Odoevskii.” Canadian Slavonic Papers (Journal Article)
  • “The Numinous Experience of Ego Transcendence in Dostoevsky.” Slavic and East European Journal 57.3 (Journal Article)

Aimée Israel-Pelletier

  • “Assimilation, Hospitality, and the Politics of Identity in Albert Memmi in ‘French Forum.’” (Journal Article)

Sonia Kania

  • “Vicente de Zaldívar in New Mexico: Edition and Notes to Part 3 of the Probanza de méritos (1602).” Journal of the Southwest 55(3).295-376. (Journal Article)

Sok Ju Kim

  • “Acquisition of NPI and DP scrambling in heritage Korean: L1 attrition and age effects.” (Presentation)
  • “Acquisition of scrambling of negative polarity items (NPIs) by heritage Korean speakers: language maintenance, L1 attrition, and age effects.” (Conference Proceeding)

Jeongyi Lee

  • “A quantitative study of foreign language learnersmotivation.” (Journal Article)

Marko J. Miletich

  • “Learning from Translation Errors.” The ATA Chronicle. (Journal Article)

Severine M. Rebourcet

  • “World Frenches: a Sociolinguistic model of Varieties of French in Diverse cultural and literary contexts,” in Multilingua. (Journal Article)

Lana M. Rings

  • “Critical Uses of Language in the Globalized Engineering Workplace and in Engineering Education.” 2013 ASEE-Gulf Southwest Conference, The University of Texas at Arlington. (Conference Proceeding)
  • Interim Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
  • “Wikis for Teaching and Learning Content: The Case of a Literature-in-Translation Course.” SOCALLT Conference Proceedings. (Journal Article)
  • Working Title: An Integrated Theory of Text-based Language Learning and Methodology. (Book)

Alicia R. Rueda-Acedo

  • “Elena Poniatowska sobre Carlos Fuentes: Si tuviera cuatro vidas, cuatro vidas serÌan para ti!í y El afan totalizador.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. (Journal Article)
  • “Propuestas posfeministas en Malena una vida hervidade Almudena Grandes.” PostrimerÌas. Merida: Instituto de Cultura de Yucatan. (Book Chapter)

Ignacio Ruiz-Perez

  • “Song of the Banished.” Poems of Love and Madness/ Poemas de amor y locur. Ed. and trans. by Carlos Reyes. Spokane: Lynx House Press, 2013. (Poetry)

Antoinette Sol

  • “Mme de Benouville, Mme Guizot, Mme Roumier-Robert and Mme de Coicy.” Dictionnaire des Femmes des Lumieres. Eds. Krief, Huguette and Valerie Andre. HonorÈ Champion. (Essay)
  • “Gunima: Nouvelle africaine du dix-huitieme siecle. Imitee de l’allemand par Hippolyte Carnotî Autrement memes. Harmattan. (Introduction and presentation in collaboration with Sarah Davies Cordova)(Book)
  • “From Slattern to Sentimental Heroine, from Ne’er-do-well to Romantic hero: Representations of the Creole in French Literature 1697-1825.” Milwaukee, Wis. (Presentation)
  • “La lutte amoureuse ou le corps – corps dans deux romans de V’ronique Tadjo et de Nicole Cage-Florentiny.” (Presentation)
  • Victor, Thérèse, Paul et Virginie: les enfants trouvés d”Elisabeth Guénard. (Presentation)

Alicia L. Soueid

  • Stage en didactique du français, culture et société québécoises – Scholarship Recipient (Award)
  • “LearnSmart for Introductory French, McGraw-Hill for Vis-à-vis: Beginning French,” 5/e, McGraw-Hill (Contributor) (Book)

Omar A. Valdez Rocha

  • “El Absurdo Y El Otro: Procesos Absurdistas Como Niveladores En Obras Teatrales Latinoamericanas Del Siglo XX.” El Espejo Literario-Revista De Estudiantes de Espanol De UNT. (Journal Article)

Sonja S. Watson

  • “Teaching Afro–Latin American Culture through Film: Raíces de mi corazón and Cuba’s Guerrita de los Negros” Hispania March 2013 (Journal Article)
  • Chair, Transformations and Adaptations. Expanding Approaches to the Critical Analysis of Afro-Latin American Literature through Film” (Presentation)
  • Chaired Conference and Panel and Presented. “Teaching Afro-Latin American Culture through Film: Raíces de mi corazón and Cuba’s guerrita de los negros.” UTA MODL Cultural Constructions Symposium: 21st Century Pedagogies. March 1, 2013.

 

MUSIC

Sean E. Atkinson

  • “Of Cycles and Loss: How an Interval Cycle Effects Meaning in Bang on a Can’s Lost Objects.” Presented at the Texas Society for Music Theory Conference, March 2013, Denton, Texas. (Paper)
  • “The ever more specialized topic: How do we know what it means?” Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Semiotics in Memory of Raymond Monelle. (Conference Proceeding)
  • “Aspects of Otherness in John Adams’s Nixon in China,” Dutch Journal of Music Theory, Vol. 18, No. 3. (Journal Article)
  • “Integrating Domains: The Role of the Visual in Multimedia Analysis.” College Music Symposium Volume 53 (Journal Article)
  • “Musical, Textual, and Visual Meanings in Bang on a Can’s Lost Objects.” Indiana Theory Review, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Journal Article)
  • “Disco and Minimalism: Time, and more time, and more time…” (Presentation)

Rickey G. Bogard

  • Dallas Opera (Live Performance)
  • Performances of Puccini’s Turandot with Dallas Opera (Recordings)

John R. Burton

  • Solo Recital (Live Performance)
  • Waco Symphony Principal Cello (Live Performance)

Daniel M. Cavanagh

  • Finalist, Bucharest International Jazz Competition, Dan Cavanagh Dallas Trio
  • “Burst.” Composition performed by the Kandinsky Trio. World Premiere Performance at Roanoke College, Va. (Live Performance)
  • “Burst.” Performed by the Kandinksy Trio at Virigina Tech, Blacksburg, Va. (Live Performance)
  • “Choo-Choo Loco.” Young jazz band work, performed by the International Jazz ‘N’ Youth Exchange, Ochtorp, Germany. (Live Performance)
  • Dan Cavanagh Trio at Grease Monkey Restaurant, Arlington. Repertoire: Jazz standards and Cavanagh originals. (Live Performance)
  • “Divining Reverence on the Far Eighty.” Premiere Performance of 40-minute piano concerto. Dan Cavanagh piano; Clif Evans, conductor; with the UT Arlington Faculty and Friends Chamber Orchestra (Live Performance)
  • Duo performance with Dr. Dave Hagedorn, vibraphone. Artists Quarter, St. Paul, Minn. (Live Performance)
  • EuropaFest Bucharest International Jazz Competition(Live Performance)
  • “I’m in Love Again,” TCU Jazz Ensemble with Tim Ishii, soloist (Live Performance)
  • Performances of: Lulu’s Back in Town, Packt Like Sardines, Voyage, Zigaboogaloo, Mystic Cats (Live Performance)
  • Performances of: Wide Angle, The Owl King, Unstitched Seams, Mississippi Ecstasy (for jazz big band) (Live Performance)
  • Piano with the Jaime Reyes Trio. Scat Jazz Lounge, Fort Worth, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Piano with the Ken Edwards Quartet, Grease Monkey Restaurant, Arlington, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Piano with the Mike Drake Trio, Stoney’s Wine Lounge Jazz Series. Dallas, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • UT Arlington Jazz Faculty Group – Ochtorp, Germany (Live Performance)
  • “Divining Reverence on the Far Eighty,” for piano and orchestra. Completed September 2013. ~40:00. Burst for violin, cello, piano. Commissioned by the Kandinsky Trio. (Composition)
  • Insistent Music (Presentation)
  • “Christmas.” Brown Boulevard Records. (Recording)

George Chave

  • 2013 Texas Tech University Trombone Ensemble Composition Competition Second Place
  • Chave, George and Holland, Toni, Art is Fragile (a motion poetry work), Poetry International issue 18/19, San Diego, Calif. (Journal Article)
  • Duos for Double Bass and Violin. Performed by Jack Unzicker and Martha Walvoord. Holland High School Performing Arts Center. Holland, Mich. (Live Performance)
  • Duos for Double Bass and Violin Performed by Jack Unzicker and Martha Walvoord. Valparaiso University. (Live Performance)
  • Fancy Bred (SATB A Capella Quartet). Performed by Chants Encounters at the UT Arlington Spark Festival in the UT Arlington Central Library. (Live Performance)
  • Minos Fragments for solo piano. Performed by John Solomons on July 13, 2013 as part of the Applause Festival. Irons Recital Hall. Arlington, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Snow (SATB Choir). Performed by the UT-Arlington A Capella Choir in Waco, Killeen, Belton, Austin, and Georgetown, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Take O Take (SATB A Capella Quartet) Performed by Chants Encounters at the UT Arlington Spark Festival. (Live Performance)
  • “Surfaces” for bass trombone was commissioned by the Texas Christian University Trombone Summit for use as their featured solo work in their college level trombone performance competition.

Young-Hyun Cho

  • Bach-Busoni. Bach (1675-1750)’s Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 Transcribed to solo piano piece by Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) (Live Performance)

Sergio Espinosa

  • New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving. Conductor Smetana: The Moldau Massenet: mediation from “Thais” Brahms: Symphony no. 3 in F major. (Live Performance)
  • New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving. Conductor Revueltas: Janitzio Ponce: Estampas Nocturnas Ponce: Concierto del Sur Rodriguez: Mosaico Mexicano Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas. and Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Orquesta Sinfónica de Guanajuato, Mexico. Conductor Fiday: Automotive Passacaglia Barber: Violin Concerto Op. 14 Hanson: Symphony no. 2 “Romantic.” (Live Performance)

Clifton J. Evans

  • Best Music Director (Award)
  • Arlington Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert. Performance with AYS Symphony Orchestra
  • Faculty Recital. Guest Conductor for Dennis Bubert Faculty Recital. (Live Performance)
  • Orchestra Concert. Guest Conductor with Flower Mound High School Chamber Orchestra at Midwest Clinic (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Orchestra Concert. Performance with Facutly and Friends Chamber Orchestra.
  • Orchestra Concert. Performance with UT Arlington Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchestra Concert. Guest Conductor with Flower Mound High School Chamber Orchestra (Lewisville, Texas)
  • Region Orchestra Concert. Performance with Region 27 Orchestra (Houston, Texas)
  • Region Orchestra Concert. Performance with Region 24 Orchestra (Frisco, Texas)
  • “Challenges Faced by Directors of High School Orchestras.” (Presentation)
  • “Challenges Faced by Directors of Middle School/Junior High Orchestras.” (Presentation)
  • “Colleges in the Classroom.” (Presentation)

Cathy Forbes

  • Master Classes. Boston University, Boston Mass.; St John’s College, Annapolis Md.; Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas. (Presentation)

David C. Grogan

  • American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Worship Service. Cathedral Guadalupe, Dallas, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Beethoven Ninth Symphony. Midland Symphony, Midland, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Brahms Requiem. Plano Civic Chorus, St. Andrew UMC, Plano, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Creation with University Park UMC. Dallas, Texas.(Live Performance)
  • Der Tod Jesu. Cumberland, Md. (Live Performance)
  • Faculty Voice Recital (Live Performance)
  • Faure Requiem, UT Arlington University Singers (Live Performance)
  • Featured soloist with Texas Camerata (Live Performance)
  • Featured soloist with the Texas Boy’s Choir (Live Performance)
  • Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Dallas Docesan Choir, Cathedral Guadalupe, Dallas, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • La Resurrezione. Dallas Bach Society, Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Lord Nelson Mass with First United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Lord Nelson Mass with the Highland Park Chorale, Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas, Texas (Live Performance)
  • Messiah performance with Kessler Park UMC, Dallas, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Various performances in UT Arlington’s Spring Choir Tour (Live Performance)

Micah Hayes

  • Scott Pool, “Vocalise.” Mark Records. (Recording and mixing engineer)
  • Hear Us, O Hear Us Lord. Text by John Donne. Commissioned by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Texas (Composition)

Graham G. Hunt

  • “When Form and Structure Collide: The Three-Key Exposition Revisited.” Music Theory Spectrum. (Journal Article)

Soo Hong Kim

  • Blossom Festival (Cleveland Symphony Orchestra): Full Scholarship
  • Canto Lirico Italy Competition: National Finalist
  • Hemphil- Wells Sorantic Competition: Overall Winner and the Vocal Division Winner
  • Metropolitan Opera Guild Audition: Southwestern Regional Winner
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award: National Finalist (winner) and Mary Wolfman Award
  • NATS Student Audition : 1st place, Graduate Woman’s Division
  • NATS, Singer of the Year Vocal Competition: 2nd place
  • The Dallas Opera Guild Career Development Vocal Competition: winner
  • Directing. UT Arlington Dido and Aneas by Purcell, (stage and music director), Southern Young Artist Opera Project, Changwha Living Art Center, Black Box Theatre, and Yuanlin Performance Hall, Main Theatre, Changwha City, Taiwan.
  • Music director. Fiddler on the Roof, Main Stage Theatre, UT Arlington.
  • Master Class, Soongeui Woman’s College, Seoul, Korea. (Presentation)
  • Master Class, Hankook Conservatory, Seoul, Korea. (Presentation)
  • Master Class, PMTA Vocal Festival, Dallas, Texas. (Presentation)
  • Lecture presentation on Vocal Techniques, Master Choral, Carrollton, Texas. (Presentation)

Diane M. Lange

  • “Integrating Music Learning Theory with the Orff Approach.” The Orff Echo 45 (2), 22-27. (Journal Article)
  • “The Ultimate Musical Classroom: Adding Music Learning Theory to an Orff Schulwerk Curriculum.” Musicworks: Journal of the Australian Council of Orff Schulwerk 18 (1), 27 -32. (Journal Article)
  • “Together in Harmony: Combining Orff Schulwerk and Music Learning Theory.”
  • (Presentation)
  • “A Music Teacher’s Insight into Detecting Hearing Loss in Children.” (Presentation)
  • “Are We Asking Enough Musical Questions? Using Music Learning Theory to Stimulate and Improve your Students.” Audiation. (Presentation)
  • “Complementary Approaches: Combining Orff Schulwerk & Music Learning Theory.” (Presentation)
  • “It’s all about Audiation! Using Music Learning Theory and Orff Schulwerk in your Early Childhood Program.” (Presentation)
  • “Play Parties & Folk Dances.” (Presentation)
  • “Together Again in Harmony: Activities for Combining Orff Schulwerk and Music Learning Theory.” (Presentation)
  • “Jump Right In: The Music Curriculum (Grade 5).” Authors: Cynthia C. Taggart, Alison M. Reynolds, Wendy H. Valerio, Jennifer M. Bailey, Diane Lange, and Edwin E. Gordon GIA Publications, Inc. (Book)

Linton E. Powell

  • Bach/Bradenburg Concerto No.5 with UTA Orchestra (Live Performance)
  • Guest organist for Schola Cantorum of Texas, numerous concerts. (Live Performance)
  • Haydn/Organ Concerto in C with UTA Orchestra. (Live Performance)
  • Organ ensemble work including Bach/Missa brevis in F, Bach/B minor Mass, Bach/St. John Passion, Britten/Rejoice in the Lamb, Britten/Te Deum, Buxtehude/Jesu Meine Freude, Pergolesi/Magnificat, Pergolesi/Stabat Mater, Schubert/Mass in G, Vaughan Williams/Hodie, Walton/Belshazzar’s Feast. (Live Performance)
  • Poulenc/Organ Concerto with UTA Orchestra (Live Performance)
  • Recitals in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Connecticut, Michigan, Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, West Virginia, Canada, Spain, Austria, Italy, Argentina, and England. (Live Performance)

Jennifer M. Ronyak

  • “Anna Milder-Hauptmann’s ‘Favorite Lied’: The Domestic Side of a Monumental Simplicity.” Jahrbuch Musik und Gender 2013. (Journal Article)

Douglas Stotter

  • “Ceremonials.” (Recording)

Jing Ling Tam

  • “Jing Ling-Tam Choral Series.” Alliance Music Publications. (Journal Article)

Gerald E. Wood

  • “Intuitions – The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse.” (Recording)

James M. Yakas

  • Contributing Composer of “On the Road,” a collection of Drum Corps cadences. Drop6 productions. (Journal Article)

John P. Zastoupi

  • Music Professor, Inc. (Online conducting curriculum.)

 

PHILOSOPHY

Keith Burgess-Jackson

  • “Ethical Egoism.” Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, edited by James E. Crimmins, 000-000. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2013. (Encyclopedia Entry)
  • “John Jamieson Carswell Smart (1920-2012).” Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, edited by James E. Crimmins, 000-000. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2013. (Encyclopedia Entry)
  • “Psychological Egoism.” Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, edited by James E. Crimmins, 000-000. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2013. (Encyclopedia Entry)
  • “Does Anselm Beg the Question?” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion. (Journal Article)
  • “Taking Egoism Seriously.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (June 2013): 529-42. (Journal Article)

Miriam Byrd

  • “When the Middle Comes Early: Puzzles and Perplexities in Plato’s Dialogues,” Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, Vol. XXVIII (2013): 187-209. (Journal Article)
  • Dianoetic Investigation in the Republic: Socrates’ Prelude to Dialectic. (Presentation)

Charles C. Chiasson

  • “Re-Politicizing Euripides: The Power of the Peasantry in Michael Cacoyannis’ Electra (1962),” forthcoming in A. Bakogianni, ed., Dialogues with the Past: Modern Greek Receptions (Institute of Classical Studies, London). (Journal Article)

Charles M. Hermes

  • “Review of E.J. Lowe’s ‘Forms of Thought'” Philosophical Quarterly. (Book Review)
  • “A Counterexample to A,” Philosophia. (Journal Article)
  • “Truthmakers and the Direct Argument,” Philosophical Studies. (Journal Article)
  • “Response to Counterfactuals for Newcombers.” (Presentation)

Charles Nussbaum

  • “Entry on Musical Perception,” in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception, Mohan Matthen (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Book Chapter)
  • “Emotion and Personal Identity,” in On Emotions: Philosophical Essays, John Deigh (ed.), 2013, 198-214. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Book Chapter)
  • “Modeling and ‘Symbolic Hypotyposis’: Kant on Music and Language,” forthcoming in Kant and the Problem of Language: Essays in Criticism, Frank Schalow and Richard Velkley (eds.). Evanston: Northwestern University Press. (Book Chapter)

Kenneth W. Williford

  • “Millikan and her Critics,” edited by Dan Ryder, Justine Kingsbury, and Kenneth Williford, Wiley-Blackwell Press (Book)
  • “Self-Consciousness” with David Rudrauf and Carissa Philippi for The Encyclopedia of the Mind, Hal Pashler ed., Sage Publications. (Encyclopedia Entry)
  • “Husserl’s Hyletic Data and Phenomenal Consciousness” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 12, pp. 501-519. (Journal Article)

Gloria Luisa Edith Zuniga Y Postigo

  • “Phenomenological Ontology: Stein’s Third Way,” Edith Stein, Hans Reiner Sepp (ed.), libri nigri series, Traugott Bautz, Nordhausen. (Book Chapter)
  • “Community (and Edith Stein)” entry for the Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility, Nicholas Capaldi, et al. (eds.), Springer. (Encyclopedia Entry)
  • “Technology-Driven Social Networks: Spontaneously Emergent Social Capital or Social Construction?,” Studies in Emergent Order, Volume 4. (Journal Article)

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Ayten Burcu Bayram

  • “A Value Explanation of Cosmopolitan Identity.” Paper presented at the annual convention of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Ill. (Presentation)
  • “What Drives Modern Diogenes? A Value Explanation of Cosmopolitan Identity.” Paper presented at the annual convention of International Studies Association, San Francisco, Calif. (Presentation)
  • “Who Belongs to the Global Polis? Moral Values and Cosmopolitan Identity” Paper presented at the annual convention of Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles, Calif. (Presentation)

Brent Boyea

  • “The Politics of Tort Litigation in the Texas Supreme Court.” Texas Politics Today, edited by Earl Maxwell and Earnest Crain. (Essay)
  • “Review of ‘Without Fear or Favor: Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability in the States’ by G. Alan Tarr,” Judicature 97(1). (Book Review)
  • Jeff Yates, Damon M. Cann, and Brent D. Boyea. “Judicial Ideology and the Selection of Disputes for U.S. Supreme Court Adjudication.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 10(4). (Journal Article)

Mark A. Cichock

  • Review of Comparative Politics, by ABLongman. (Book Review)
  • Review of Political Studies, by Wadsworth. (Book Review)
  • “Texas Journal of Political Studies.” Atomic Dog Publishers. (Journal Article)
  • “The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Effects Upon European Regional Organizations.” (Journal Article)
  • “The Impact of Direct Foreign Investment Upon Developing Countries: A Case Study of Yugoslavia.” (Journal Article)

Rebecca Deen

  • University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Victoria Farrar-Myers

  • “Campaign Finance: A Barrier to Reaching the White House?.” Women in the Executive Branch(es), Melody Rose, ed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, p. 209-230 (2013). (co-author: Brent Boyea) (Book Chapter)
  • “The Paradoxes of Presidential Leadership in Pursuing Policy Goals: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the Lifting of the Ban on Gays and Lesbians in the Military.” In The Presidential Leadership Dilemma: Between the Constitution and a Political Party, Julia R. Azari, Lara M. Brown, Zim Nwokora, eds. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 139-158 (2013). (co-author: Benjamin Copeland) (Book Chapter)
  • Book Review: Eric S. Heberlig and Bruce A. Larson. Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control. Congress & the Presidency.
  • Book Review: William Crotty, ed. The Obama Presidency: Promise and Performance. Party Politics.
  • “Super PACs and the 2012 Elections.” The Forum, 10: 105-118 (2013). (co-author: Richard Skinner) (Journal Article)
  • “Super PACs: New Nodes in the Party Networks” (co-authors: Jeff Gulati & Richard Skinner) (Presentation)
  • “The Impact of Super PACs on the 2010 and 2012 Congressional Elections.” (co-authors: Jeff Gulati & Richard Skinner) (Presentation)
  • “Unorthodox Corporate Policy Making: An Analysis of the American Legislative Exchange Council.” (co-author: Caroline Heldman) (Presentation)

Heidi F. Hardt

  • “Informal Norms: Shaping Behavior in International Negotiations,” in Reinalda, Bob. (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of International Organization. 337-349. (London: Routledge.) (Book Chapter)
  • “Keeping friends close but colleagues closer: Efficiency in decision-making on peace operations,” Global Governance, Vol. 19, No. 3, 377-399. (Journal Article)

Susan Hekman

  • Faculty Development Leave. Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies.
  • “From Difference to Differences.” Western Political Science Association Convention, Hollywood, Calif. (Presentation)
  • “Subject Matters.” Invited Lecture, University of South Carolina. (Presentation)
  • “Subject Matters: the evolution of the subject in feminism.” Conference on Developing Feminist Post-constructivist Qualitative Research Methodologies, Stockholm University. (Presentation)

Joseph A. Ignagni

  • “U.S. Supreme Court Decision Making in the Area of Religion, 1987-2011,” (with Rebecca Deen). Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology’s Conference (Volume 78: 2508-2519). (Conference Proceedings)

Thomas R. Marshall

  • “Teaching Election Rules With A Classrom Game,” Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, Ill. (Conference Paper)

Jhang S. Moon

  • Prewitt, K. and S. Verba. “Instructor’s Manuals, Test Banks, and Study Guides for American Government.” An Introduction to American Government. New York: Harper and Row. (Book Chapter)

Brent E. Sasley

  • “Review of ‘A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran’ by Trita Parsi.” Political Science Quarterly 128, no.1 (Spring 2013). (Book Review)
  • Brent Sasley, “Emotions in International Relations.” e-International Relations. June 12, 2013. (Essay)
  • Mideast Matrix (co-creater). Open Zion (Daily Beast). Huffington Post. Times of Israel. Brent Sasley, Middle East Channel, Foreign Policy, “The Domestic Politics of Israeli Peacemaking.” July 22, 2013. Brent Sasley, The Atlantic, “The Price Israel Pays for Its Poor National Security Decision-Making.” June 10, 2013. Brent Sasley, The National Interest, “Erdogan’s Democracy.” June 4, 2013. Brent Sasley and Matt Duss, discussion of what it means to be “pro-Israel” and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. bloggingheads.tv. April 14, 2013. Brent Sasley, +972 Magazine (Israel), “In Response: The Benefits of Academic Israel Programs.” February 11, 2013. Brent Sasley, Duck of Minerva, “What Western Analysts Got Wrong About the Israeli Election.” January 28, 2013. Brent Sasley and Sarah Posner, discussion of the “Jewish lobby,” and the American Jewish and Christian Zionist communities. bloggingheads.tv. January 9, 2013. (Various articles)

Daniel D. Sledge

  • “Malaria,” in Science and Politics, (CQ Press). (Book Chapter)
  • Book Review, “Creating the Administrative Constitution,” Perspectives on Politics.
  • Daniel Sledge and George Mohler. “Eliminating Malaria in the American South,” American Journal of Public Health, August 2013. (Journal Article)

Dale Story

  • “Mexico and Central America.” Handbook of Latin American Studies 55. (Journal Article)

 

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY

Ben Agger

  • Critical Social Theories, 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press. (Book)
  • Texting toward Utopia: Kids, Writing, and Resistance. Boulder: Paradigm. (Book)
  • “All That is Solid: Writing, Reading and Publishing in Postmodern Capitalism,” with Timothy W. Luke. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. 11,2:575-80. (Journal Article)
  • “Oversharing: A Sociology of Self-Disclosure.” International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavior Sciences. 2nd ed. Ed. By James Wright. Elsevier. (Journal Article)

Susan G. Baker

  • “Demographic Expectations and Surprises: Chicano/a Population Trends and Processes,” forthcoming in David Maciel (ed.) Chicana/os at the Crossroads, Second Edition. (Book Chapter)

Krystal K. Beamon

  • UT Arlington Faculty Service-Learning Award
  • “Against All Odds: African-American Male Athletes’ Elusive Pursuit of Professional Sports Careers.” Hyper Sexual-Hyper Masculine?: Deconstructing Masculine, Sexual, and Racial Identity Formation among Contemporary Black Men. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers. (Book Chapter)
  • Beamon, Krystal & Messer, C. 2013. “Professional Sports Experiences as Contested Racial Terrain.” Journal of African-American Studies. (Journal Article)
  • Chris Messer, Krystal Beamon, and Patricia Bell. 2013. “The Tulsa Pogrom of 1921: Collective Violence and Racial Frames.” Western Journal of Black Studies, 37 (1): 50-60. (Journal Article)

Dana L. Dunn

  • Dunn, Dana, Gerlach, Jeanne and Adrienne Hyle. “Reflections on Women in Higher Education Administration: Voices of Women Academic Administrator.” International Journal of Leadership. (Journal Article)

Raymond A. Eve

  • Law Enforcement Assistance Administration merit-based grant. University of Michigan.
  • Linda, R., Marshall, R. W., Keenan, S. B. E., Walker, S. L., and Eve, R. A., “The effects of violence against women on their use of physicians, emergency department, and mental health services: A longitudinal case study of low-income, African American, Mexican American, and Anglo women in Dallas, Texas,” Proceedings of the First National Conference on Medical Care in Domestic Violence. (Conference Paper)
  • Harrold, Francis B. and Raymond A. Eve. “Archaeologists and ‘Folk Archaeology': A Response to Michlovic.” Current Anthropology. (Journal Article)
  • “Belief: Passing it on.” Skeptical Inquirer (Journal of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal): Spring, 260-263. (Presentation)
  • Invited Plenary Speaker, Federated Universities of North Texas Annual Conference. Topic: Chaos Theory and Nonlinear Dynamical Models in the Social Sciences. Texas Women’s University.
  • The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal. Nov/Dec. Pp. 22–24.

Heather E. Jacobson

  • “Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption.” Contemporary Sociology, 42 (6):829-830. (Book Chapter)
  • “Framing Adoption: The Media and Parental Decision Making.” Journal of Family Issues. (Journal Article)

Dorothy Kalanzi Kalanzi

  • “HIV Testing and Public Health in Uganda.” American International Journal of Contemporary Research, Volume 3: No. 1. (Journal Article)

Ritu Khanduri

  • “Punch in India: Another History of Colonial Politics?.” Punch: A Transcultural History, edited by Harder, H and B. Mittler, Berlin/Heidelberg/New York: Springer, 2013. (Book Chapter)
  • “Gandhi and the Satyagraha of Newspaper Cartoons.” Visual Anthropology Review. 29 (1): 1-15. 2013. (Journal Article)
  • “Terror Myths and Scenes of Violence.” South Asian Popular Culture. 11(2): 180-192. 2013. (Journal Article)
  • Parciack, R. and R. Khanduri. Editorial Introduction: “The Realm of the Polemic: Special Issue on Terror and Media.” South Asian Popular Culture. 11 (2): 1-3. 2013. (Journal Article)

Robert M. Kunovich

  • UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers
  • “The Importance of Contexts: Multiple Units of Analysis in Cross-National Research.” Studia Sociologia 58, 1 (June): 119-122. (Essay)
  • “Anti-immigrant Sentiment and Occupational Context: An Examination of Multilevel Model Estimates When Samples are Small.” ASK: Research & Methods 22, 1: 5-36. (Journal Article)
  • “Occupational Context and Anti-immigrant Prejudice.” International Migration Review 47, 3 (Fall): 643-685. (Journal Article)
  • “Perceived Unemployment: The Sources and Consequences of Misperceptions.” International Journal of Sociology 42, 4 (Winter 2012-13): 100-123. (Journal Article)
  • “Political Knowledge in Poland.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 46, 1 (March) 65-78. (Journal Article)
  • “Anti-immigrant Sentiment and Context: The Possibilities and Challenges of Moving Beyond Region as Context.” Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York, N.Y. (Presentation)
  • Kunovich, Sheri L. and Robert M. Kunovich. August 2013. “The Gender Gap in Political Knowledge among Poles.” Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York, N.Y. (Presentation)

Karl M. Petruso

  • “Critique of metrological arguments for Bronze Age World Systems.” (Journal Article)

Shelley L. Smith

  • S. Smith, J. Meik, and J. Fondon III (2013). “The utility of domestic dogs in assessing human morphological variation.” HOMO – Journal of Comparative Human Biology 64:163-178. (Journal Article)

Amy Speier

  • Virtual Communities, Patient Activism, and Increased Patient Responsibility. (Presentation)

Robert L. Young

  • Thompson, Carol Y. and Robert L. Young. “Cooling Out the Mark in Companion Animal Adoption.” Society and Animals. (Journal Article)
  • Young, Robert L. “Regarding Rocky: A Theoretical and Ethnographic Exploration of Interspecies Intersubjectivity.” Society and Animals. (Journal Article)
  • Young, Robert L. and Carol Y. Thompson, “The Selves of Other Animals: Reconsidering Mead in Light of Multi-disciplinary Evidence,” Studies in Symbolic Interaction. (Journal Article)

 

THEATRE ARTS

Brandi H. Andrade

  • The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Live Performance)
  • The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Live Performance)
  • Industrial video, The Wedge Group. (Recording)
  • YMCA, Agency Creative (Recording)

Joe Chapa, Jr. 

  • Director, Goodnight Desdemona and Morning Juliet. (Live Performance)
  • Fight choreographer, Narnia the Musical. (Live Performance)
  • Fight choreographer, The Music Man. (Live Performance)
  • Director, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood. The Creative Arts Theatre and School. (Live Performance)
  • “Fighting the Good Fight!” (Presentation)
  • “When Battle Lines are drawn; Strategies for Resolving Conflict.” UTA Spring Leadership Institute. (Presentation)

Natalie Jane Gaupp

  • “Regret Stuff.” (Live Performance)
  • Playwright/Contributor; Association for Theatre in Higher Education. “Collection of Plays from the New Play Development Workshop: 2008-2011 (Selection: “The View from Mather Point”)
  • “Armadillo Kids to the Rescue,” Creative Arts Theatre & School, Arlington, Texas
  • “Armadillo Kids to the Rescue,” Creative Arts Theatre & School, Theatre Three, Dallas, Texas
  • “ArtStars,” (with the Dallas Museum of Art), Theatre Three, Dallas, Texas
  • “ArtStars,” Theatre Three, Hillcrest Foundation, Dallas, Texas
  • “Big Band,” Playwrights’ Theatre, Dallas, Texas
  • “Big Band,” Water Tower Theatre, Addison, Texas
  • “Big Band,”Theatre Three, Dallas, Texas
  • “Cotillion,” (screenplay), Theatre Three, Dallas, Texas
  • “Dial-Up Connection,” SceneShop 2001 at The Ridglea, Fort Worth, Texas
  • “Full Price,” SceneShop ’97 at Stage West, Fort Worth, Texas
  • “King of the Daddies,” The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • “King of the Daddies,” Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • “Liquidation,” Assoc. for Theatre in Higher Education, Chicago, IL
  • “Liquidation,” Hindsight Productions, Dallas, Texas
  • “Liquidation,” SceneShop ’96 at Stage West, Fort Worth, Texas
  • “Liquidation,” The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • “Liquidation,” Thin Dime Theatre Company, Dallas, Texas
  • “Lots of Greed and Avarice Going Down,” SceneShop 2002 at Stage West, Fort Worth, Texas
  • “Passion & Revelation,” University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas
  • “Powerful People,” Inner Space Theatre, New York, NY
  • “Powerful People,” SceneShop ’98 at Stage West, Fort Worth, Texas
  • “Powerful People,” Southwest Theatre Association, Dallas, Texas
  • “Powerful People,” Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • “Powerful People,” The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • “Powerful People,” University of Okalahoma, Norman, OK
  • “Powerful People,” Woodhaven Country Club, Arlington, Texas
  • “Rush,” MoonWater Theatre Company, Fort Worth, Texas
  • “Should Old Acquaintance,” Amarillo Little Theatre, Amarillo, Texas
  • “Should Old Acquaintance,” Back Door Theatre, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • “Should Old Acquaintance,” Pelican Theatre, Miami, FL
  • “Should Old Acquaintance,” The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • “Should Old Acquaintance,” Wichita State University, Wichitia, KS
  • “Sinking the Sub,” SceneShop ’97 at Stage West, Fort Worth, Texas
  • “Small Devices,” ScenseShop 2000 at Stage West, Fort Worth, Texas
  • “Speaking Sideways,” Assoc. for Theatre in Higher Education, Toronto, ON Canada
  • “Speaking Sideways,” Pelican Theatre, Miami, FL
  • “Swimming with Polar Bears,” Creative Arts Theatre & School, Arlington, Texas
  • “Swimming with Polar Bears,” The Corazol School, Belize, Central America
  • “Swimming with Polar Bears,” Theatre Three Outreach, Dallas, Texas
  • “Swimming with Polar Bears,” TOPCATS/Mountainview College, Dallas, Texas
  • “TAAS Magic,” Creative Arts Theatre & Scdhool, Arlington, Texas
  • “TAAS Magic,” Creative Arts Theatre & School, Arlington, Texas
  • “TAAS Magic,” Theatre Three Outreach, Dallas, Texas
  • “The Crew,” Pelican Theatre, Miami, FL
  • “The Igloo,” Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, Texas
  • “The Jerry Herman Center,” The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • “Tread Softly,” The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • “Urashima Taro” (a Sun & Star ’96 event), Creative Arts Theatre & School, Arlingtonl, Texas
  • “Urashima Taro” (for Sun & Star ’96), Creative Arts Theatre & School, Arlington, Texas
  • An Evening of One-Acts, Spare Room Productions, Arlington, Texas

Andrew C. Gaupp

  • Nominated for UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers (three times)
  • Director, “The Government Inspector.” UT Arlington. (Live Performance)

Julienne A. Greer

  • “Digital Companions: Analysing the emotive connection between players and NPC companions in videogame space.” (Book)

Michelle D. Harvey

  • “December Song.” Scenic Design, Turtle Creek Chorale, Dallas City Performance Hall.
  • “Fiddler on the Roof.” Scenic and Projection Design, UT Arlington.
  • “Kander and Ebb.” Scenic Design, Turtle Creek Chorale, Dallas City Performance Hall.
  • “Naughty & Nice: A Very Turtle Christmas: Liza’s Wish List.” Scenic Design, Turtle Creek Chorale, Dallas City Performance Hall.
  • “Ragtime in Concert.” Scenic Design, Turtle Creek Chorale and Uptown Players, Dallas City Performance Hall
  • “Re-Designing Women.” Props Design, Uptown Players, S4 Nightclub, Dallas, Texas
  • “The Government Inspector.” Scenic Design, UTA

Ann H. Healy

  • Assistant Director, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Dallas Theatre Center, LORT/Union, Dallas, Texas
  • Director, “As It Is in Heaven.” UT Arlington.
  • Director, “Fiddler on the Roof.” UT Arlington

Kim A. Lafontaine

  • Producer, Maverick Theatre Company.

Christopher J. Land

  • Researcher for World Scenography Volume 2. (Book)
  • Sound Design, “As It Is In Heaven.” UT Arlington
  • Lighting Design and Sound Design, “Fiddler on the Roof.” UT Arlington
  • Lighting Design and Sound Design, “The Government Inspector.” UT Arlington
  • Lighting Designer, UTA Dance Ensemble

Laurie M. Land

  • Lighting Designer, UTA Dance Ensemble
  • Costume Designer, “Fiddler on the Roof.” UT Arlington
  • Costume Designer, “Rehearsal For Murder.” Pegasus Theatre.
  • Costume Designer, “Stuart Little” (National Tour). Dallas Children’s
  • Costume Designer, “The Government Inspector.” UT Arlington

Dennis M. Maher

  • Actor, “Thank You, Jeeves.” Stage West, Fort Worth, Texas. (Live Performance)
  • Director, “Ah, Wilderness!” UT Arlington.
  • Invited performer, “VHS Tapes and a Greyhound Bus.”

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POLS’ Lothamer Joins Archer Program in D.C.

April 23, 2014
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Political Science graduate student Lucas Lothamer heads to Washington, D.C., this summer for the Archer Center Graduate Program in Public Policy.

Lothamer will join fellow graduate students Tharani Krishnakumar (School of Social Work and School of Urban and Public Affairs) and Claire Asher-Ewan (Social Work) as UT Arlington representatives.

The Archer Center graduate program, which runs May 29 through August 16, provides students from The University of Texas System with professional internships in D.C. thereby enhancing their knowledge of public policy and politics. Lothamer, who graduated with his bachelor’s degree in political science in 2013, said his undergraduate research on environmental policies sparked his interest in working with U.S. senators or in a private think tank on these issues.

“I’ve always been a vocal advocate of being conscientious of our actions and aware of the detrimental side-effects they may have on the environment,” Lothamer said. “My research really provoked my interest in environmental law and I am excited at the opportunity of working with a Senator or an organization that seeks to promote positive change for the environment.”

Lothamer said he hopes the experience will help him gain new insight into federal policies regarding clean air and nuclear energy, as well as environmental law. He hopes to pursue a Ph.D. and teach at the university level after completing his master’s degree in 2015.

Additionally, Lothamer said he plans to work on research for this thesis while he is in D.C. for two-and-a-half months. His research will focus on how Congressional members utilize Facebook to connect with constituents during elections.

The Archer Center is named for retired U.S. Representative Bill Archer. The Graduate Program in Public Policy was established by The University of Texas System as a way to bring graduate students pursuing policy and politics to the nation’s capital to learn about the federal government and public service. Students earn nine in-residence credit hours and complete an internship on Capitol Hill, in an Executive Branch agency or other Washington, D.C., governmental or private sector organization.

Dr. Karl Petruso, Dean of the Honors College and longtime UT Arlington representative to the Archer Center, characterizes these as the best internships in Washington and outstanding opportunities in public service. He notes that Archer internships (which are offered at both the graduate and undergraduate levels) frequently launch UT Arlington students on their careers in government, politics, law, and media.

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(Story by James Dunning/COLA)

2014 acCOLAdes Celebrates Students, Faculty

April 18, 2014

Dozens of students and faculty from the College of Liberal Arts were on hand Thursday, April 17, for the 2014 acCOLAdes event in Irons Recital Hall.

This year’s Dean’s Accolade Awards went to Assistant Professor Ya’Ke Smith (Art & Art History) for his work with art major Ryan Britton; to broadcast lecturer Julian Rodriguez (Communication) for his mentoring of communication majors Angelina Armendariz and Laura Romo; and to Assistant Professor Krystal Beamon (Sociology) for her work with student Ceola Brown.

Liberal Arts scholarship winners were announced and students and faculty members who have received various research grants or other academic awards were recognized. For a complete list of winners, view the program on the event’s web page.

Following the awards event, recipients and guests were invited to a reception at The Gallery at UTA.

PHOTOS FROM 2014 acCOLAdes:

 

PHOTOS FROM THE 2014 acCOLAdes RECEPTION:

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(Story and photos by James Dunning/COLA)

SLIDESHOW: Pre-Law Center Hosts AISD Students

April 16, 2014

COLA Notes for April 2014

April 8, 2014

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts…

ART & ART HISTORY: Work created by Professor Nancy Palmeri during her Faculty Development Leave this spring was included in a recent exhibition at Brookhaven College in Dallas. The exhibit ran from March 21-April 6. … Film professor Bart Weiss was one of several UT Arlington faculty and students tapped to speak at TEDxUTA last month. … The website, Art This Week, featured a videotaped conversation between Jeff Gibbons (MFA, ’13) and Visiting Assistant Professor Stephen Lapthisophon. … Assistant Professor Darryl Lauster‘s work is being exhibited at the Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Dallas Art News reported. … In a Dallas Morning News Pop Culture blog, Assistant Professor Ya’Ke Smith shared some of his thoughts about the feature documentary, “Evolution of a Criminal,” which showed at the Dallas International Film Festival. The film is an autobiographical portrait of Darius Monroe, who robbed a bank at 16, and chronicles his quest to find redemption years later. … Later this year, Fort Worth’s Wyeth String Quartet will perform and record the soundtrack to Heaven, a film directed by Smith, Fort Worth Weekly reported. Composer Micah Hayes, an instructor and music business area coordinator with the Department of Music, wrote the score. … In conjunction with the exhibition, “Let the Drip from the Ceiling Become an 8 Foot Hole in the Roof,” CentralTrak hosted several interviews including one with Visiting Assistant Professor Justin Ginsberg, Art This Week.com reported. … “Endeavour,” a short film by MFA candidate Brendan Feltrup-Exum, was selected for the 2014 Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg. … A Dallas Observer question-and-answer piece featured William Sarradet (’13), a “need-to-know artist” in Dallas’ underground art scene. Of his time at UT Arlington, Sarradet said: “UTA afforded me time in a real studio with real tools, and also valuable conversations with art professionals and people that get paid within the art industry.” … Alumni Tim Lautensack, Jonathan Irwin and Ben Bologna of Star Conspiracy won 21 awards in the American Advertising Federation (AAF) ADDY Awards competition in February, including the People’s Choice Award and a special judges award for “Best of Interactive.”

COMMUNICATION: Univision Dallas interviewed Broadcast Lecturer Julian Rodriguez about the Women’s Conference hosted last month at UT Arlington by UTA News en Español. The one-day event will offer women information about immigration rights and the financial aid process. … Assistant Professor Karishma Chatterjee and co-author Paul Kozar have had a paper accepted for publication by the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. The paper is entitled “Competing discourse surrounding primary caregivers of hospice patients.” … Assistant Professor Sabrina Habib traveled to Atlanta last month to present a paper entitled, “Accessing the Digital Muse: A Grounded Theory of Advertising Creativity,” at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Advertising. … Communication Specialist Jeff Williams also attended the conference to serve and moderate on a panel with co-author Habib entitled, “Wish List: From industry professionals to university professors.” The panel looked at the current state of advertising creative education from the industry point-of-view. … Advertising lecturer George Weems helped judge the AAF District 10 Club Achievement competition in February. … Students in Weems‘ advertising course participated in the “AAF Agency Crawl” last week. Members of Fort Worth ad agencies Ilfusion, Balcom, Warren Douglas, Pavlov, and Schaefer met with students and promoted internships. … Communication lecturer Stacy Salmon was the guest speaker at a workshop hosted by the Delta Sigma Pi pledge class and chapter last month. Salmon shared her communication expertise by providing attendees information and tips on organizing and delivering speeches. … Communication lecturer Carie Kapellusch hosted a recent workshop on resume building for Association for Women in Communications (AWC) members. Senior Lecturer Mindia Whittier spoke to AWC members about balancing work and home life for women in the workplace. … Dominic Bracco II (’08) received a Mongabay.org Special Reporting Initiative award for environmental reporting, Mongabay.com reported. His piece examined whether there is demand for sustainable fisheries’ products in China. … Brandon Hurtado (’11), an interactive marketing analyst at Exeter Finance, shared resume tips and tricks during PRSSA’s March 20 meeting. Hurtado provided one-on-one resume critiques for students who attended the meeting. … Jordan Victorin (’13) was promoted to co-host for “The Starting Lineup” at KCLE 1460 in Cleburne. … Matthew Howell (’12) was recently promoted to web application developer for Qualbe Marketing Group in Fort Worth. … Emily Suied (’11) has accepted a position as assistant account executive with Edelman Public Relations in Chicago. … Journalism student Lydia Regalado was interviewed by Michael Young, Dallas Morning News sports reporter for a story on the 20th anniversary of the Ballpark in Arlington. … Students from the Department of Communication were among those asked to participate in a Q&A session with Dr. Sanjay Gupta at UTA’s Maverick Speakers Series event. Dr. Gupta posed for a photo with students after the lecture concluded. … Broadcast major Jimena Fraga, tech director of UTA News en Español, has been accepted to FOX 4’s summer internship program. … Broadcast major Omar Castillon, tech director of UTA News, has been offered a position as morning newscast production assistant for CBS 11.

CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Reason.com cited a bullying study by Assistant Professor Seokjin Jeong in its article about Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. She is campaigning to ban the use of the word “bossy” to describe the behavior of assertive women. The article linked her approach to anti-bullying campaigns, which Jeong found can have the opposite of the intended effect whether dealing with verbal, emotional or physical bullying. … Associate Professor Tara O’Conner Shelley (Colorado State University) will talk about prescription drug abuse and law enforcement response at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Red River Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center. The guest lecture is hosted by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Thirty UT Arlington joined Assistant Professor Jaya Davis (Criminology & Criminal Justice) on an April 4 trip to the Ellis and Huntsville (Walls) Correctional Units in Hunstville, Texas. Students from Davis' CRCJ 4333 – Institutional Correction course and members of Alpha Phi Sigma (CRCJ's student honor society) toured the prison facilities. (Photo contributed)

Thirty UT Arlington joined Assistant Professor Jaya Davis (Criminology & Criminal Justice) on an April 4 trip to the Ellis and Huntsville (Walls) Correctional Units in Huntsville, Texas. Students from Davis’ CRCJ 4333 – Institutional Correction course and members of Alpha Phi Sigma (CRCJ’s student honor society) toured the prison facilities. (Photo contributed)

ENGLISH: Professor Ken Roemer will be the keynote speaker at the Culture of Writing Festival at Mountain View College in Dallas this week. … Associate Professor Penelope Ingram received an honorable mention in for UT Arlington’s 2013-2014 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. … Senior Amanda Galvin has been awarded a full tuition scholarship to attend the New York State Summer Writers Institute this year at Skidmore College. … Several English majors presented their research during the 2014 Annual Celebration of Excellence in Students conference last month. Participating students included Tiler Bates, Monica Marchi, Jennifer Omaña, Alison Torres Ramos, Rod S. Sachs and JennahRose Shakespeare.

HISTORY: History major Lindsey Anderson won the Provost’s Award for her undergraduate oral presentation last month at ACES, UT Arlington’s Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students. Her talk, “Creating Black and Brown Female Disability: Historical Assumptions and Independent Realities,” was mentored by adjunct instructor Ray Jordan II (Center for African American Studies). … Professor Thomas Adam told the German-language journal Die Stiftung that he wouldn’t recommend that foundations acquire government bonds as investments for their assets because of the German government’s poor track record safeguarding them. Die Stiftung is the central news publication for the nonprofit sector in German-speaking Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). … Senior Brittany Graham has been accepted to Columbia University’s African American studies master’s program. … Graduate student Kristen Burton recently won the Marc Friedlaender Fellowship from the Massachusetts Historical Society. The funding allows her to work at the society for four weeks this fall or winter.

LINGUISTICS & TESOL: Four Linguistics and TESOL students presented work in the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students at UT Arlington on March 26, 2014. Doctoral students Darcey Browning and Libby Tatz, and undergraduates Devin Hornick and Nicholas Matthews, each present their research. … The DFW-ASLTA (American Sign Language Association) hosted a mini-conference on the UT Arlington campus April 4-5 for 70 educators and professors from Texas and Oklahoma. Lecturer Traci Weast (Ph.D., ’08) presented “Step-by-Step With Quizstar,” on online assessments and tutorials. … Two UT Arlington linguists presented at the inaugural Texas Digital Humanities Conference at the University of Houston this week. Associate Professor and Department Chair Laurel Stvan presented a poster on “Corpus linguistics of the vernacular: ‘catching a cold’ in text types that complement Google Books data” while doctoral student Darcey Browning presented a paper on “Information Packaging with Hashtags: Repair on Twitter.” … Doctoral student Mohamed Mwamzandi will present a paper, “Swahili Demonstrative Position,” on April 17 at the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics at the University of Kansas. … The Language Documentation Crowd, a blog on crowd-sourcing documentation projects, covered February’s UTASCILT (UTA Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL) event. … Wenhua Jin (Ph.D., ’08) recently received tenure at Kennesaw State University and was promoted to associate professor of Chinese.

MODERN LANGUAGE: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education noted the promotion of Sonja Stephenson Watson to associate professor of Spanish. She will also serve as director of UT Arlington’s Women’s and Gender Studies program next year.

MUSIC: Josef Bobula (’06) and his wife were included in a New York Times article about entertainers who work a variety of jobs. … Chicago Jazz magazine online interviewed saxophonist Caroline Davis (’04) about her rising status and recent move to New York City. The UT Arlington alumna credited her teachers, including Bill Snodgrass, former director of jazz studies, for helping her along her musical path.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: Associate Professor and Department Chair Rebecca Deen was quoted in a San Antonio Express-News story about a tweet by the campaign for Sen. Wendy Davis that linked the equal pay for women issue with a picture of Greg Abbott lifting a chain. “It’s inflammatory — which maybe is what you want on Twitter. But I’m not sure that it helps you,” Deen said. … The Press-Enterprise.com (Riverside, Calif.) noted that Professor José Angel Gutierrez was part of a panel discussion last month at California State University, San Bernardino focused on Latinos in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. … Associate Professor Brent Sasley wrote a guest piece for the political science blog, Political Violence @ a Glance, on group emotions and violence. Sasley was also quoted in an Agence France-Presse report on politics and upcoming elections in Turkey. … Russia holds all the political cards in the ongoing controversy surrounding the Ukraine and Crimea, Associate Professor Allan Saxe told KTXD Channel 47. The Texas Daily show interviewed Saxe on that political debate. … Political Science major Kelly Walters was one of several UT Arlington faculty and students tapped to speak at TEDxUTA last month. … International Law Reporter blog noted the new book by Assistant Professor Heidi Hardt, Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response, which examines the efficiency of international organizations in crisis response.

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY: Professor Karl Petruso (Anthropology), dean of the Honors College, was interviewed in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Life & Arts section in anticipation of the new Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. … Professor Ben Agger was quoted in the Brazilian magazine Galileu in an article on “selfies,” the popular practice of shooting one’s own picture and posting it on social media. Agger said photos like this won’t replace written communication and are often open to interpretation. Agger was also quoted for a German website in an article on the same topic. … The new curator at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, former Visiting Assistant Professor Matt Taylor (Anthropology), wants the museum to emphasize El Paso’s archaeological past, instead of focusing on the general Southwest, the El Paso Times reported.

Specialist Michelle Harvey (Theatre Arts), right, presented Broadway veteran Eugene Lee, left, with the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award in Scene Design at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology's annual conference in Fort Worth last month. (Photo contributed)

Specialist Michelle Harvey (Theatre Arts), right, presented Broadway veteran Eugene Lee, left, with the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award in Scene Design at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s annual conference in Fort Worth last month. (Photo contributed)

THEATRE ARTS: Specialist Michelle Harvey‘s backdrop from the Maverick Theatre Company’s October 2013 production of “The Government Inspector” was exhibited at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) national conference last month as part of the stage expo in the inaugural juried scenic painting exhibit. … Senior Lecturer Julienne Greer and Harvey co-authored an article, “University of Texas at Arlington’s 3D Model of Education,” for the March issue of Stage Directions Magazine. The magazine was distributed at the annual USITT conference in Fort Worth last month. … Greer will perform in the production of “The Other Place” by Sharr White through May at Circle Theatre in Fort Worth. … Senior Lecturer Brandi Andrade will perform in “Fox on the Fairway at Onstage in Bedford. The show opened last week. …  Assistant Professor Anne Healy was awarded the 2014 Theatre Arts Educator Award by the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County. Healy will officially receive her award at the Scott Theatre in Fort Worth on April 14. … Healy will attend and present at the 15th Biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference on North American Studies in Helsinki, Finland, on May 12-16. The title of her accepted paper is “Cultures Colliding: Musical Dramatization of Americans in the World.” … Lecturer Laurel Whitsett will interpret two productions in MavPlays through sign language. Whitsett will be at the April 16 shows of “No Lifeguard on Duty” and “Gruesome Playground Injuries.” … Glenn Long (’15) will perform in the play “Lend Me a Tenor” at the Frisco Community Theatre, April 25-May 11. … Elia Madrid-Onofre‘s (’14) cartooning and graphic skills were selected by The Daily Dot to participate in a Valentines Day comic which pairs up writers and artists who don’t know each in a “blind date.” … Senior Jorge Lanuza has been offered the Master Carpenter position at the Jenny Wiley Theatre this summer. … Senior Jailene Torres will be working as a costume intern for Uptown Players in Dallas this summer. … Senior Courtney Gwosdz worked on a new short film, “Film Noir,” which is finishing up post-production and will premiere shortly. … Sophomore Emma Luke recently completed extra work on an NBC pilot show, “Salvation.”

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COLA Notes for March 2014

March 5, 2014

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts…

ART & ART HISTORY: MFA candidate Maryam Rezaei was recently named the Grand Prize Winner of the Society of Korea Illusart International Illustration & Design Competition. Rezael was also selected for the “Rising Eyes of Texas” juried exhibition by the Rockport Center for Arts. … “Wolf,” the award-winning drama by Assistant Professor Ya’Ke Smith, is now available for digital download via iTunes, Vudu, XBox, PlayStation, Amazon and Google Play. View the trailer here. … Senior Lecturer Mihyun Kim has been selected as one of five winners in the 2014 EyeO Festival Artist Fellowship competition. … Last month, Kristen Semento was named as the McNair Scholar in Art History for the Spring 2014 program. … Associate Professor Bart Weiss, founder of “3 Stars Jewish Cinema,” participated in a Feb. 25 panel discussion regarding the life and work of exiled 20th Century composer Eric Wolfgang Korngold, the DallasOpera.org reported. … Dallas filmmaker Daniel Laabs preparing his latest short film, “Easy,” for the 2014 South by Southwest competition, CultureMap Dallas reported. Laabs’ film “8” won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Texas Short at SXSW in 2011. Laabs began his film career as a UT Arlington student where his short film, Sleet/Snow, was selected for the AFI Dallas Film Festival in 2009. … MFA candidate Gladys Chow won “The Excellence Prize Award” in the 2013 Society of Korea Illusart contest.

CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES: Dr. Stephane Dunn (Morehouse College) will present “’Scary Sistas’: Imagining Tough Black Femininity From Page to Screen” at noon Wednesday, March 5, in the Central Library Sixth Floor Parlor as part of Women’s History Month. The event is co-sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

CENTER FOR MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES: Patricia de los Rios, a professor from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, was a guest speaker in the Center for Mexican American Studies’ Spring 2014 Speaker Series on March 3. Upcoming series guests include: Marcela Terrazas (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) on April 7, Antonio Flores (National Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) on April 16, and Miguel Alvarez (a recent MFA graduate) on April 23.

COMMUNICATION:  The Christian Science Monitor quoted Assistant Professor Dustin Harp about the decision by Sports Illustrated to put the Barbie doll on the cover of the magazine’s 50th anniversary swimsuit edition. The move has been criticized for objectifying women. “What I’m finding fascinating about this is that we’ve already had this Sports Illustrated ideal image of women that is unattainable and unreal – and literally unreal, because they’re always Photoshopped,” Harp said. “And now we’ve moved to just having an unreal woman.” … Associate Professor and Department Chair Charla Markham Shaw traveled to Spokane, Wash., last month to present a paper at the Walter Ong Conference at Gonzaga University. The paper is entitled “Creating Super Mom: Secondary Orality and Pinterest.” … Shaw is serving as a faculty guest speaker at this week’s Multicultural Affairs 7th Annual Diversity Week event at UT Arlington. She will present the Maversity Workshop: Communication Across Diverse Groups lunch discussion at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6 in the Guadalupe Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center. … Lecturer Melanie Mason received high praise for her role as Doris in the ONSTAGE production of “Same Time, Next Year” in Bedford last month, according to an online review. Mason is also directing a children’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Creative Arts Theatre & School in Arlington. … Lecturer Julian Rodriguez was quoted in a La Estrella story about the impact of Gloria Campos, the longtime anchor who is retiring from WFAA/ABC8 this month. Rodriguez said the Spanish-speaking Campos was a representative for Hispanic people. … Andrew Pryor (’88) was recently appointed Chief Human Resources Officer of Anthelio Healthcare Solutions. … Erikka Neroes (’11) has a new position as the public information officer for Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS). … Patrick Jackson (’12) has been named the national account manager for Echo Global Logistics in Dallas. … Bitty Reilly (’12) is now working in graphic design, web developing and technical writing for Synergy Industries. … Nicole Durham (’12) began her new role as account manager at Schaefer Advertising in January. … Andrea Condori (’13) started a new job as public relations/social media coordinator at Concussion Advertising last month. … Natalie Webster (’13), former editor-in-chief of The Shorthorn, is now a newspaper producer at the E.W. Scripps Company in Corpus Christi. … Rachel Snyder (’13) is a reporter for The Chickasha Express-Star. … Graduate student Katherine Bennett’s abstract was selected for presentation at the upcoming Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Symposium on March 26 in E.H. Hereford University Center. … Daniel Puente, a communication technology student, was recognized with a Citizen Certificate of Merit by the Arlington Police Department for his work in redesigning the volunteer page for the APD. … Cub Scouts from Troop 478 in Arlington toured the UTA Radio facilities on Feb. 22 in an effort to earn a badge related to communication and technology. The scouts, all first-graders, got to see a live, on-air demonstration. … Students in Associate Professor Thomas Christie’s fall 2013 public relations campaigns class were applauded for their efforts in assisting the North Texas Youth Education Town through a service learning project. The students created a public relations plan for the nonprofit after-school activities center, supported by the National Football League and Salvation Army. The students received a letter of recognition from Emmitt Smith, former Dallas Cowboys player and chair of the North Texas Youth Education Town. The Arlington center was built thanks to $1 million donation from the NFL.

CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Department Chair and Professor Alex del Carmen 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. … Master’s cohort student Karen Donahue was recently named South District Officer of the Year for Arlington Police Department. … Shahrzad Pakbin (MA, ’10) was named “Technical/Exempt Professional Employee of the Year” by the Arlington Police Department. … The Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training, with partners from the Arlington Police Department, is working with owners of the social media application Nextdoor on a new research project. The goal is to measure the use of the application, its utility to inform, and citizens’ perception of crime. Participating faculty members include Professor Alex del Carmen, Assistant Professor Jaya Davis, Senior Lecturer Rhonda Dobbs, Senior Lecturer Randall Butler and Visiting Assistant Professor Chris Copeland.

HISTORY: While the headlines have focused on individual ballplayers punished for using illegal performance-enhancing drugs, a new paper by Assistant Professor Sarah Rose suggests that Major League Baseball and its profit-driven culture is to blame, Digital Journal.com reported. … Graduate student Kristen Burton has been selected as a 2014-15 fellow for the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Her fellowship will begin in September.

LINGUISTICS & TESOL: Photos from the UT Arlington Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL, held late last month, are now on the department’s Facebook page. … Assistant Professor Suwon Yoon and Masaya Yoshida (Northwestern University) will present a paper, “When are Clause-Final Verbs Facilitated in Korean?” at the East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium on Saturday, March 8 at the University of Chicago. … Doctoral student Nathan Eversole and Assistant Professor Jeff Witzel will present a poster on “Long-distance attraction effects in subject-verb agreement processing” at the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing on March 12-15 at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. … Doctoral student Ju-young Lee will present a poster at the American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference in Portland, Ore., on March 22-25. Assistant Professor Cynthia Kilpatrick, doctoral student Lori McLain Pierce and doctoral student Jessica Rohr will also present at the conference. … Rohr has a paper in press, “Training naïve learners to identify Chinese tone: An inductive approach” in the First Maryland International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Conference Proceedings. … Adjunct Professor Keith Maurice, director of UT Arlington’s English Language Institute, will give an invited presentation at the 2014 TESOL Convention in Portland, Ore., on March 28. Two other ELI staff members, Vicki Sorensen and Gloria Munson, will also present at the convention. … ELI instructor Adam Stein and Sami Akkad (Taibah University) will present at the conference TESOL Arabia Conference in Dubai on March 14. … The Native American Times noted that the Oklahoma Breath of Life – Silent No More workshop is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Documenting Endangered Languages, the Sam Noble Museum at the University of Oklahoma and UT Arlington’s Department of Linguistics. … Professor Colleen Fitzgerald is featured in a new article on the Linguistic Society of America’s website.

MUSIC:  Senior Keiohna Allen will compete March 7 at the South Central District Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club’s annual Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists in Fort Worth. The winner will compete in the national competition in July.

Social work major Amberly Prykhodko, who is minoring in Russian, gives a presentation on Ukraine's history and the current crisis during a Critical Area Student Seminar on Feb. 21. The event was sponsored by the Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies. (Photo contributed by Dr. Mark Cichock)

Social work major Amberly Prykhodko, who is minoring in Russian, gives a presentation on Ukraine’s history and the current crisis during a Critical Area Student Seminar on Feb. 21. The event was sponsored by the Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies. (Photo contributed by Dr. Mark Cichock)

POLITICAL SCIENCE: Associate Professor and Department Chairperson Rebecca Deen presented a paper, “Flipped Learning: a springboard to the deep end of learning?”, at the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning conference last month. … KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed Professor Tom Marshall about what are believed to be the first, legal gay marriages in Texas. “It will be interesting to see if the state tries to intervene in this at all or upper appeals courts in Texas to try to reverse this decision,” Marshall said. … In a story about the upcoming primary elections, Professor Victoria Farrar-Myers told the Dallas Morning News that the vast majority of Dallas-area congressional incumbents don’t seem to be in much danger from challengers. “If you look at the campaign coffers, all of them have raised significant amounts of money,” Farrar-Myers said. “None of their competitors are anywhere near shooting range.” … Assistant Professor Heidi Hardt examines international organizations’ response times to foreign conflicts in her new book, “Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response,” News-Medical.net reported. … Marshall was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about the race for Tarrant County prosecutor. Marshall said long-time prosecutor Tim Curry is gone, and his successor Joe Shannon is too politically damaged to select his replacement, leaving a wide-open race for what many people consider the most powerful office in the county. … Associate Professor Allan Saxe was included in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about Republican primary candidates linking themselves to Sen. Ted Cruz. “He is very popular among the Tea Party people and is really a charismatic public figure to those that like him,” Saxe said. … Associate Professor Brent Sasley participated in an online forum about boycotting Israel for The American Prospect.

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY: Tech, the NBC Today Show website, referenced a book by Professor Ben Agger (Sociology) in an item about a photograph taken of oneself, or ‘selfie.’ The female-dominated selfie phenomenon represents “the male gaze gone viral,” said Agger, author of “Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Age.” … Professor Karl Petruso (Anthropology), dean of the Honors College, delivered a public lecture Tuesday, March 4, at T&P Tavern. The event was sponsored by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

THEATRE ARTS: Faculty and students of the Department of Theatre Arts and The Maverick Theatre Company will present work and chair sessions of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) conference in Fort Worth on March 26-29. Specialist Michelle Harvey is co-commissioner of the Scene Design & Technology Commission and will chair the Distinguished Achievement session honoring Broadway designer Eugene Lee. She will be exhibiting in the Design Expo and her work with the department’s new 3D printer is the main editorial theme of a full-page ad in the prestigious Stage Directions Magazine which will be distributed at the conference. … At the USITT conference, Costume Studio Supervisor Kris O’Brien will present her costume designs featuring natural dyes from UTA’s spring production, “As it is in Heaven.” Assistant Professor Anne Healy will present a seminar titled “Creating a Collaborative Language.” And Theatre Arts seniors Alohilani Valdez and Heidi O’Ferrall have both entered the Student Design Expo for costume design. … Lecturer Laurel Whitsett is working on an independent comedy, “Code Enforcer.” The film is being actively funded by Seed&Spark and shooting is in Austin. … Sophomore Shannon Cox is assisting on a saga/graphic novel/movie, doing special effects for makeup. The film is called “Deadfall: Ground Zero” by Remy St.Paul. Cox has also assisted on a second film with the same director titled “Prey for Me,” due to be finished this fall. … Senior Elia Madrid-Onofre‘s cartoons featuring Political Science Associate Professor Allan Saxe won first place in he Columbia Scholastic Press Association digital media awards, beating out more than 40,000 entries. … Shelley Ohmes (’10) is performing in “The Foreigner” at Frisco Community Theatre. … Alan Pollard (’10) was cast in WaterTower Theatre’s entry for the 2014 Out Of The Loop Fringe Festival.

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Art, Culture, Politics Focus of South Asia Event

February 12, 2014

Photo highlights of a Feb. 10 lecture event on South Asia in the Central Library Sixth Floor Parlor:

COLA Notes for February 2014

February 10, 2014

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts…

ART & ART HISTORY: Senior Lecturer Carlos Daniel Donjuan was recently voted as New American Paintings Reader’s Choice Artist of 2013. … FMV Magazine, an online site for film, music and video game reviews, featured Assistant Professor Ya‘Ke Smith as “One to Watch.” The reviewer described Smith’s 2012 film “Wolf” as “Hands down one of the best films, Hollywood, foreign or Independent, I have seen in the last five years – maybe ten.” … Assistant Professor Sedrick Huckaby was featured in the Modern Art Notes Podcast discussing his work, including his interest in quilts and how they pertain to his family history. His “Hidden in Plain Site,” an 18-foot-by-14-foot painting, was on view at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth through Feb. 2. … Visiting Assistant Professor Justin Ginsberg, who is also interim director of the glass program, has been invited for a one-month residency at Berlin Glas e.V. in Germany. … For the third time in four years, a piece by Ginsberg has also been selected for New Glass Review, an international publication from the Corning Museum of Glass and Neu Glas due in June. … Senior lecturer Bryan Floretin’s photograph, “Record 11.1,” was awarded first prize at a juried exhibition at Williams Tower Gallery in Houston. … Kapil Dixit (‘04) recently won a gold medal and an Arniko Youth Award for his “contribution and dedication in promoting nude figurative art in Nepal,” according to a Himalayan Times article. … A video featuring the Jonathan Campbell & Tanya Dowdey African Art Collection and Exhibit, located in the Visual Resource Commons room on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building – North Section, is available on YouTube.com. … Gallery 76102 will host 15 paintings and works on paper from local artist Bill Barter from Feb. 6 to March 31. … The second Dallas Biennial, a multi-site art exposition, is under way, KERA’s Art & Seek reported. Michael Mazurek (MFA, ’11) and Jessie Morgan Barnett (MFA, ’11; BA, ’07) are founders, organizers and curators of the event, which not only runs at local galleries but also online and on billboards around the area.

COMMUNICATION: A paper by Assistant Professor Karishma Chatterjee and co-author Paul Kozar, entitled “Negotiation of competing discourses by primary caregivers of hospice patients,” will be presented in May at the ICA International Communication Association’s annual conference in Seattle. … Broadcast lecturer Julian Rodriguez has authored a paper — “Unauthorized Immigrant Population of Texas: Technology Adoption and News Media Consumption” — that has been selected for presentation at this year’s Broadcast Education Association convention April 6-9 in Las Vegas, N.V. … Broadcast Lecturer Melanie Mason directed “Enchanted April” for Theatre Arlington last month. A review for the show appeared in The Shorthorn. … Students in Chatterjee’s COMS 3316 Communication in Human Relations class are assisting the organization Helping Restore Ability. The students are helping the non-profit organization’s marketing communications and fundraising projects as part of a semester-long service learning project. … Martin Lisius (’86) and his group, Texas Severe Storms Association, hosted a national conference Feb. 8 in the E.H. Hereford University Center. … In a column for the San Antonio Express-News last month, Assistant Professor Dustin Harp, who studies media coverage of women in politics, commented on a focus on state Sen. Wendy Davis’ mothering and “personal details about how a couple financially maneuvers through their marriage.” … Students from the UTA chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists braved the cold to sell spirit beads and wristbands before the women’s basketball game Feb. 6. … Renee Groskreutz, co-owner and Chief of Creative of FunCitySocialMedia and Vice President/Creative Barista at Ralph’s Design & Deli, was the guest speaker at the Feb. 5 meeting of the UTA chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Linsey Fagan, interactive recruiter at Onward Search, was the Feb. 10 featured speaker. … The Association for Women in Communications is hosting a Valentine’s Day-themed fundraiser, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 14, in the University Center’s Palo Duro Lounge. The group will sell roses and chocolate chip cookies. … Dallas Morning News environmental writer Randy Loftis spoke to Society of Professional Journalists students Jan. 30 during a chapter meeting. … Communication Studies major Lawanda McKelvy has been accepted to the UTA McNair Scholars Program. … Josh Sours (’13) will be calling two away games for UTA Men’s Basketball on KKGM 1630AM this coming March. … Anthony Garcia (’13) was hired by Concussion Advertising as a web developer. … Tiffany Jackson (’13) was recently hired as a front-end web developer at Southwest Airlines. … Tracy Nanthavongsa (’11) is working as graphic and web specialist at Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. … Christopher Dinh (’12) recently moved from Fossil to Fidelity Investments in July as an associate user experience designer. … Lauren Devoll (’13) is working as digital marketing associate for the Republican National Committee (RNC).

CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Assistant Professor Jaya Davis was interviewed by KDAF for a Jan. 22 story about the increase in arrests of young males.

ENGLISH: Associate Professor Cedrick May wrote that part of the significance of “12 Years a Slave” lies in how the film sheds light on the unbearable treatment of women and children in the era of American slavery in an op-ed published last month by The Dallas Morning News.

HISTORY: Associate Professor Marvin Dulaney, who is all the department chair, discussed the origins of Black History Month last week during “Deep in the Heart of Black Texas: Why We Celebrate Black History Month,” a lecture event sponsored by the Center for African American Studies. … Associate Professor Stephanie Cole‘s article “Servants and Slaves in Louisville: Race, Ethnicity, and Household Labor in An Antebellum Border City” recently won the Ohio Valley History’s Richard C. Wade Award. The article was originally published in the OVH journal in spring 2011. … Doctoral student Brad Borougerdi wrote an article on the legal history of hemp for  the Historical News Network. … CKNW/980 AM (Vancouver, B.C.) interviewed Associate Professor Elisabeth Cawthon about Queen Elizabeth, whose cash reserves have plummeted to an all time low.

LINGUISTICS & TESOL: Doctoral student Iya Khelm will present a paper at the Second St. Petersburg Winter Symposium on Experimental Studies of Speech & Language, which will be held at St. Petersburg State University, Russia, on Feb. 20-March 1. … Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago) will speak Feb. 21 at the Department of Linguistics and TESOL’s colloquium series. Giannakidou’s talk is titled “Scalar marking without scalar meaning: referentially vague polarity items in Greek and Korean.” … Lecturer Traci Weast (PhD, ’08) was recently named  Vice President for the American Sign Language Teacher’s Association. She presented at an ASLTA workshop in last semester on student feedback, entitled “What Do you Mean by Fluency and Why Didn’t I Get an A.” … Professor Colleen Fitzgerald recently published a new article, “Training Communities, Training Graduate Students: The 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop,” in the journal Language Documentation & Conservation. It was co-authored with Mary Linn (University of Oklahoma). … Fitzgerald lays out the advantages of attending the CoLAng 2014 Institute on Collaborative Language Research in a blogpost published by the Linguistic Society of America’s Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation. The event will begin in June 2014.

McDOWELL CENTER: The Charles T. McDowell Center’s Critical Area Student Seminars (CASS) presents “Ukraine” at noon Feb. 21 in 200 Trimble Hall. The cultural presentation will last 30 minutes with a 20-minute dialogue time for discussion and questions. Contact Eliza Oren at elizabeth.oren@mavs.uta.edu for more details.

MUSIC: Associate Professor Tim Ishii, director of jazz studies, was interviewed as part of a professional big band at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, KTXD 47’s Texas Daily show reported last week. The live band is the only in existence at a U.S. rodeo and has been playing at the annual event for more than four decades. … Professor Jing Ling-Tam conducted of the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Honor Choirs in Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 8. … Jesus Martinez (’11) performed with the Irving Symphony on Feb. 8, Dallas Art News reported. Martinez performed his new work, Harmonic Tremor, with the symphony.

PRE-LAW CENTER: Christian Nisttahuz, a double major in public relations and Spanish, recently one a free Kaplan LSAT prep course when students from the Pre-Law Center visited Southern Methodist University’s Minority Students’ Law Symposium.  … The National Society of Leadership and Success’s UT Arlington chapter will host its annual MCAT and LSAT Prep Course Silent Auction today at noon in University Hall Room 116.

PHILOSOPHY: Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit papers on any aspect of the Greco-Roman civilization for the Douglas Britt Carvey Classics Award. Deadline is March 17 and papers must be submitted to Associate Professor Charles Chaisson. With winning entry will be announced at UTA’s Adventures in Antiquity symposium April 10.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: Assistant Professor Heidi Hardt recently published a new book, Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response, with Oxford University Press. … A new book by Professor Susan Hekman, titled The Feminine Subject, will be published by Polity Press later this year. … Haaretz, a prominent Israeli paper, published a piece by Associate Professor Brent Sasley. He argues that demands that Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish state won’t protect Israel’s borders, as most who make that demand really want. … Professor Victoria Farrar-Myers commented on President Obama’s State of the Union late last month for Fox 4’s Good Day Sunday. … Univision Houston interviewed Professor Jose Gutiérrez and his wife, Natalia Verjat Gutiérrez, a professor of languages at Tarrant County College, about their new book, Images of America: The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education. … In a column for the San Antonio Express-News last month, Chairperson and Associate Professor Rebecca Deen said the latest controversy surrounding state Sen. Wendy Davis’ life story could serve as both legitimate inquiry and a nest for sexism.

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY: Professor Ben Agger wrote an article about texting for Inquiry, UT Arlington’s research magazine. … A new book by Agger and Tim Luke (Virginia Tech University), Gun Violence and Public Life, was recently released by Paradigm Publishers. … Leslie (Graceffo) DeArman (MA-Sociology, ’08) was recently joined Southern Methodist University as an advisor and instructor. … The CBS 11 website profiled Melina McKinnon (BA-Sociology, ’97) in her fund-raising efforts through Trinity Diversified Film Fund Advisors, a company that helps finance budding filmmakers. … Lindsey Teel (MA, ’13) was recently hired as a staff assistant for U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-San Antonio).

Theatre Arts students who attended the USITT Southwest Regional Symposium in Austin last month were, from left: Alohi Valdez, Jailene Torres, Raul Luna, Ellie Hunt, Adrien Vasquez, Tiffany Cromwell, Jorge Lanuza, Austin Brown and Rosalinda Olivares.

Theatre Arts students who attended the USITT Southwest Regional Symposium in Austin last month were, from left: Alohi Valdez, Jailene Torres, Raul Luna, Ellie Hunt, Adrien Vasquez, Tiffany Cromwell, Jorge Lanuza, Austin Brown and Rosalinda Olivares. (Photo contributed)

THEATRE ARTS: Specialist Michelle Harvey designed the scenery for the musical “Alexander’s House” at the Latino Cultural Center produced by the Turtle Creek Chorale this month. … Kristen Breann (’13) has signed with the highly selective The Campbell Agency in Dallas. … Alan Pollard (’10) gave an impromptu performance last month at Jazz After Dark, a well-known jazz club in London’s Soho district. … Junior Kelly Stewart has been performing as Hunyak in “Chicago” at Garland Civic Theatre. … Junior theatre arts major Travis Fant runs a theatre group called The Vanguard Players. Other members include junior Katie Weekley and Bridie Corbett ‘(13). … Junior Lea Smith has been working as stage manager for “Robin Goodfellow” at The Creative Arts Theatre and School (CATS). … At the USITT SW Regional Symposium in Austin earlier this month, theatre arts students Jailene Torres won an honorable mention in costume construction and Austin Brown won an award for achievement in lighting design. … Senior Joseph Lee has been cast in a short film titled “South Town.” Junior Adrian Stacker has been tapped to direct it. … Senior Anna Marie Boyd has been cast as Diana in “Alls Well That Ends Well” and Amiens in “As You Like It” with the Stolen Shakespeare Guild. The plays open Feb. 14 and Feb. 21. … Alumnus Adam Nick Hill was recently nominated for Best Stage Manager at the The Column Awards. … Alyse Sefchik will be working at Scarborough Fair this summer in a performance capacity. … Phillip Morgan (’04) is the president-elect of TETA and the head of performing arts programs in the Waco ISD. … Alumnus Mandy Stockhausen is the theatrical and controls Specialist with Architectural Lighting Associates. … Senior Jonathan Crawford received a call back for a lead role in the road tour and/or Broadway replacements for “Book of Mormon.” … Senior Samantha Fields was called back to the prestigious Trinity Shakespeare Festival in Fort Worth. … Senior G. Dean McBride worked as assistant director/stage manager for “Ostinato,” a play written and directed by Playwright-in-residence Natalie Gaupp, which was presented as part of the Yolo Solo Festival Jan. 21-26. … Junior Christopher Whitehead assisted in the direction of Tarrant County College Northwest Campus’s production of “The Good Woman of Szechwan.” The group will be the only two-year college to perform next month at the invitational Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Louisiana.

WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES: The theme for the 2014 Women’s History Month Lecture Series is “Superheroines! Female Heroes in Fact and Fiction.” The free lectures begin Feb. 27. Get more information at www.uta.edu/womens-studies.

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