The “Identity and Vocabulary Lecture Series” Comes to UT Arlington

Collaborative artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler will speak about their work at the University of Texas at Arlington in the Department of Art and Art History as part of their Identity and Vocabulary Lecture Series. The talk begins at 7:00pm on September 27, 2017 in room 148, Fine Arts Building, 502 S. Cooper Street,…

Artist Spotlight: 2017 Nasher Microgrant Winner Gives Back to her Community

Marcela Reyes is a 29 year old UT Arlington MFA candidate and one of five winners of a 2017 Nasher Sculpture Center microgrant. She used the $2,000 prize money to fund her latest photography passion-project. She was inspired by recent debates over U.S. immigration to offer free photographs to subjects at the Plaza Latina bazaar…

Fast Capitalism: Issue dedication to Dr. Ben Agger

The Center for Theory’s scholarly journal Fast Capitalism just released the latest issue (14.1). This issue is dedicated to Dr. Ben Agger who passed away, summer of 2015. Dr. Bob Kunovich, Professor and Chair of the Sociology & Anthropology Department writes, “Every once in a while, we are reminded to reflect on the people that…

UTA Professors Aim to Fight Fake News

UTA Professors receive grants for the ClaimBuster fact checking project and an initiative to detect social bots intent on creating and spreading fake news. Read on DallasNews.com:  https://www.dallasnews.com/news/higher-education/2017/07/20/professors-ut-arlington-ut-dallas-join-forces-fight-fake-news  

UTA Criminology and Criminal Justice Alumna Trains for the Police Force

Alumna Courtney Lynch has always wanted to serve her community.  A recent graduate with a bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice from UTA, Lynch is not afraid of the hard work and dedication it takes to be a successful officer.  “She has all the qualities that I would want in a police officer serving my…

YouTube TV vs. Cable in Dallas:

“The whole thing about this YouTube service is that it’s clearly aimed at people who are very, very comfortable with looking at things on YouTube and the idea of extending their YouTube experience through a television experience, particularly one with an unlimited amount of DVR space.” – Bart Weiss, President, Video Association of Dallas and…

‘Gifted Hands’: UTA Professor, Cellist is also Mastering Woodworking

UTA Music professor John Burton has been a successful cellist for 54 years; 8 years ago he turned a long term interest in woodworking into a “hobby” that he has mastered through thoughtful dedication and training to hone his skills.  Read more about his process and how he achieves balance in his feature story in…

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer encourages liberal arts education

On December 12, 2016 the Honorable Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States gave a presentation at University of Texas at Arlington as part of the Maverick Speaker Series. During the Q&A portion of the evening, Breyer was asked what a student should major in to pursue a future in law. Breyer’s…

UTA alumna named new Chief for Geography and Map Division

Paulette Marie Hasier has been appointed chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress. Hasier has nearly 20 years of library and geospatial information program management experience, most recently as branch chief of the U. S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s GEOINT Research Center and Pentagon Map Library. Hasier is the ninth…

UTA Distinguished Alum supports College of Liberal Arts Festival of Ideas

UTA Distinguished Alum Mustaque Ahmed’s generous support of his alma mater funds the College of Liberal Arts Festival of Ideas Global Institute. The institute is hosting the Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers: Expansive Thinking and Global Solutions immigration forum on February 3. When he was a student, Ahmed was vice president of the first international student organization at UTA….

Academics race to save rare colonial documents in Cuba

HAVANA — An American team of academics is racing to preserve millions of Cuban historical documents before they are lost to the elements and poor storage conditions. Many of the documents shed light on the slave trade, an integral part of Cuba’s colonial history that was intertwined with that of the United States. David Lafevor,…