Q+A with new UTA History Department Chair

Dr. Scott W. Palmer joins UTA College of Liberal Arts as History Department Chair. We sat down for a brief Q + A to learn more about his personal and professional sides. You are a Russian historian by training. When and where did your interest in Russia begin?  I became interested Russia shortly after I…

UTA Research Team to Launch GREEN STEAM Project

Dr. Amanda Alexander, Assistant Professor of Art Education at the College of Liberal Arts, will serve as a co-principal investigator for an interdisciplinary research project titled “GREEN STEAM: Using Principles of Design to Power the Development of Outdoor Educational Spaces.” The project has been selected for funding by UTA’s Office of the President as part…

UTA Center for Theory appoints new director

Dr. David Arditi, assistant professor of Sociology at University of Texas Arlington, has been named director of UTA Center for Theory with the goal of managing and expanding the Center at the University. The Center for Theory is a point of pride for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts. …

The Big Screen: Adventures At HBO

Earlier this summer, Arlington filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith got an opportunity others in the biz would kill for: spending six weeks in New York City working on David Simon’s new television show for HBO. This week, KERA talked with him about what he learned. Original article appeared on KERA Art & Seek. Smith is currently the…

UTA Alumni Inducted into Army ROTC Hall of Fame

US Army Cadet Command has selected University of Texas Arlington alumni Major General Will Latham, Ret. and Judge Donald J. Stevenson for the Army ROTC Hall of Fame. The US Army created the Hall of Fame this year in honor of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)’s 100th anniversary. Selecting those to be honored by…

UTA history professor interviewed on new pioneer woman book

Christopher Morris, a UTA history professor, was interviewed extensively about Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman, a new book by Mary Mann Hamilton, on WBUR 90.9’s On Point program. Morris’ part of the interview starts on the NPR Boston, Mass., station about the 30:25 mark. The book is about the bold, gritty…

Artist Spotlight: Sedrick Huckaby

Original article appeared here Monumental And Personal And Here Fort Worth artist Sedrick Huckaby makes paintings thick with meaning Welcome to the Art&Seek Artist Spotlight. Every Thursday, here and on KERA FM, we’ll explore the personal journey of a different North Texas creative.  As it grows, this site, artandseek.org/spotlight, should eventually paint a collective portrait of…

UTA Professor Studies in Senegal

UTA Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Art Education Amanda Alexander, Ph.D., embarked last month on a four-week trip to Senegal in order to learn more about religion and diversity in West Africa. In April, Dr. Alexander was accepted to the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program to Senegal, which was conducted by the Boston University African Studies Center….

A chat with Lonny Harrison on his new book about the Dostoevskian psyche

This interview of Lonny Harrison is part of a new feature on The Bloggers Karamazov.  Lonny Harrison is an incoming Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. His book, Archetypes from Underground: Notes on the Dostoevskian Self, was published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in May 2016. Archetypes from Underground gives its readers a new way…

A Comic Professor

For former UTA student Eliamaria Crawford, time spent in UTA Professor Allan Saxe’s political science class is literally paying off.  She recently published a book of comic illustrations entitled “Humans Really Irritate Me” which stars the professor. It all began with an introductory political science course she took during a summer semester.  “As soon as…