Class Project Translates into Career for Alumni

A passion for languages led two UT Arlington graduates from a classroom project to creating their own small business. Jason Holt (’12) and Yareli Servin (’13), alumni with degrees from the Department of Modern Languages, recently founded Global Metaphrase, a translation service. Their new business venture was born out of a class assignment and work…

Art Student Wins UT System Award for Work

A student in the Department of Art & Art History has received The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Student Award in Arts and Humanities for his exceptional work in the visual arts. Bryce Bennett was recognized for outstanding two-dimensional work for his photographic series, Beneath and Inside Out. Bennett is a senior…

COLA Notes for May 2013

News and notes from the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: The Student Film/Video Organization is hosting the 2013 Underexposed Film Festival this week at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. The festival runs from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets are $5 per person, per night. … A short film by…

Linguistics Hosts Annual AFLA Meeting

The Department of Linguistics and TESOL will host the 20th annual Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) conference on May 17-19 at The University of Texas at Arlington. All lectures and presentations will be held in Pickard Hall, Room 110. Invited speakers include Sandra Chung (University of California-Santa Cruz), Eric Potsdam (University of Florida) and Norvin…

UT Arlington’s Poster Shines with Cowboys

In her final year at UT Arlington, Communication senior Shaunda Poster went from the small screen to the largest screen in the nation. Poster, 24, began her broadcasting career working for UTA News and UTARadio.com. An internship opportunity from the Dallas Cowboys last fall enabled her and three classmates to report on players and create…

Nearly 800 Set to Walk at Spring Commencement

Nearly 800 students will be honored at the College of Liberal Arts’ 2013 spring commencement ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday at the College Park Center. Seven doctoral candidates, 107 master’s degree candidates and 667 undergraduates are set to complete their degree requirements and walk across the stage to receive their University of Texas at Arlington…

FROM THE DEAN: A Look Back on Spring ’13

This has been a whirlwind semester, and a momentous one. On June 1 we will welcome a new university president, Dr. Vistasp Karbhari. He has already made several extended visits to our campus, and he is very impressed with what he has learned about us. During the year we have participated in many recognitions of…

COMM Students Cover Presidential Visit

Department of Communication students are getting a first-hand look at the fast-paced world of journalism and broadcast news. Several broadcast majors covered the arrival of President Barack Obama at Dallas-Fort Worth Love Field on April 24. The president was in Dallas for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The nation’s five surviving…

COLA Faculty, Students Featured in Magazine

Several faculty members and students from the College of Liberal Arts are featured in the latest edition of UTArlington magazine. The magazine, produced by The University of Texas at Arlington, includes stories on: a special effects class taught by Dr. Joe Kongevick (Associate Professor, Theatre Arts); the newly launched Maverick Veterans’ Voices oral history project;…

Four COLA Undergrads Win Research Awards

Four students in the College of Liberal Arts were recently awarded an Undergraduate Research Assistantship from the Honors College. The $2,750 research stipends will enable students to work on research projects for the upcoming 11-week summer term, officials said. Thirteen URAs were granted to UT Arlington students in various fields of study. The four COLA…