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 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 inclusion…

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…

Students get real with gaming, design, and STEAM at UTA

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Studio Createc hosted DFW area high school students to learn mobile game development.  Each summer, the UTA Art + Art History Department offers the SEED summer workshop tuition free for a select group of high school students. Students learn the creative process and techniques required to craft a work…

CoLA Digital Arts & Humanities Initiative Website Launches

To encourage outside funding of research, a new website launched by the University of Texas at Arlington College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) makes public its pioneering Digital Arts & Humanities Initiative. The University of Texas at Arlington is an emerging leader in areas of vital importance and the model of a 21st century urban research…

UTA’s FitSTEPS for Life motivates cancer patients to be active

Through a partnership with the Cancer Foundation for Life, UTA is providing free exercise and nutrition programs to cancer patients and survivors.  College of Liberal Arts professor Cindy Kilpatrick is positively impacted by participating throughout her battle with cancer.  “As a cancer patient, I can’t control how successful my treatment is.  I can’t control whether…

UTA Student Meets Political Idols

Though classroom time is invaluable for the typical undergraduate experience, the University of Texas at Arlington offers students real-world internships to deepen the practical application of their studies.  The Archer Fellowship Program was established by The University of Texas System in conjunction with former U.S. Representative Bill Archer as a way to bring highly motivated…

American Sign Language Course Offered at UTA

UTA is making history by introducing its first ever American Sign Language course. The offering supports the institution’s mission statement of embracing diversity and public service, as well as a longstanding commitment to serving students with disabilities.  “The Dallas/Fort Worth area is home to a thriving Deaf community that considers itself to be a cultural and…