UTA only US Undergraduate Moot Court Team invited to Austria for Competition

In March, students from UTA’s Moot Court team went up against teams from Belgium, Germany, Japan and Romania at the 2016 Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. UTA was the only undergraduate institution in the United Stated that qualified to participate in the competition based on submissions of Claimant and Respondent Memoranda.  The competition…

A Maverick Family Affair: Karen Blair McAlister

Karen Blair McAlister is a second generation Maverick. Her father, mother, brother, and husband graduated from UTA and she received undergrad degrees in Communications and Public Relations in 2013. Her path through grad school was paved with loss, but she faced down challenges and will receive a master’s degree this week.

Daniel Winston-Ruiz: Pre-Law Success Story

Just before his senior year began, UTA student Daniel Winston-Ruiz suffered a deep personal loss. But he battled through grief, worked incredibly hard, and gained acceptance to all of the top law schools in the nation.  He credits 3 things at UTA that helped him get into law school:  Mock Trial Team, Pre-Law Society, and…

UTA Modern Languages and Arlington Public Library host El Dia del Nino

Almost 500 participants, including UTA volunteers, families and children gathered at the Maverick Activity Center for El Dia del Nino. The event, built out of a partnership between UTA Modern Languages and Arlington Public Library, celebrated childhood and literacy for the entire family.  It is a multicultural celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates…

UTA Students Win Awards for “Outside the Box” Package Designs

During the Spring 2016 semester, Visual Communication Design seniors Elena Chudoba, Andrea Ortega, and Andrew Czap won first place in a national ICPF design contest. UTA’s Visual Communication Design program, part of the Art + Art History Department in the College of Liberal Arts, was recently ranked among the top public graphic art design schools and colleges in the…

UTA Students represented Iceland at MODEL NATO Conference

  Six student delegates from the UTA Model North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) travelled to Washington, DC in February for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent Iceland.  The trip was part of the highly competitive Model NATO international competition, hosted by Howard University, where university students from the United States and Europe compete in model…

UTA earns NEH grant to develop online portal for disability history

Leading U.S. disability history scholars and practitioners will converge at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries in July to formalize a consortium committed to developing an online portal for disability history resources. The meeting is supported in part by a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded to Brenda McClurkin, project…

Distinguished UTA Military Veterans March in Medal of Honor Parade

The University of Texas at Arlington was well represented at the Medal of Honor Parade in Gainesville, Texas on April 9, 2016.   UTA military veterans, who were members of the Sam Houston Rifles drill team while attending UTA, fielded a drill team and bagpiper for the third year in a row and the unit…

Dr. Stacy Alaimo honored by George Washington University

Dr. Stacy Alaimo, UTA professor of English, has been named the Wang Distinguished Professor-in-Residence at George Washington University for 2016-2017. The residency consists of a several-days stay on campus, and includes interaction with undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members. The Wang Endowed Fund in English Literary and Cultural Studies enables GWU’s English department to bring prominent scholars…

Q&A with 2016 Outstanding Academic Advisor of the Year

Bethany Shaffer, CoLA’s own English advisor and lecturer, was awarded University of Texas at Arlington 2016 Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year.  Shaffer was one of 173 advisors from all departments of UTA nominated by students and shares her insights into what it means to advise students. Q:  You’ve been a lecturer of English at…

UT Arlington researcher presents at international social network analysis conference

Dr. Chunke Su, associate professor of communication in the UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts, presented initial research findings on organizational knowledge hiding at the Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) on April 8. The conference provides an interdisciplinary venue for social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, ethnologists, epidemiologists, organizational theorists, public health…

Dr. Amanda Alexander selected for 2016 Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad

Dr. Amanda Alexander, Assistant Professor & Area Coordinator for Art Education at UTA, has been selected to participate in the 2016 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program to Senegal. This particular Fulbright-Hays focuses on religion and cultural diversity in West Africa. The seminar description states: We will consider why religious and identity-based conflict has arisen in some…