Women’s & Gender Studies Host Film Festival

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host “Lunafest: Short Films By, For, About Women” for a third consecutive year. The film festival will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Mavericks Activities Center. “Lunafest” is a festival of nine short films selected from across the world. The films range from animation…

Wyeth String Quartet to Perform Oct. 1

The Wyeth String Quartet, an ensemble made up of principal players from the Fort Worth Symphony, will perform Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Irons Recital Hall at The University of Texas at Arlington. The performance is sponsored by the Department of Music. The concert is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free to students,…

Alumnus to Lead Glass Program

Following the recent retirement of Professor David Keens (Art & Art History), Justin Ginsberg, an award-winning artist who studied with Keens, steps in this fall as coordinator of UT Arlington’s glass program. Ginsberg, who graduated from UT Arlington in 2011 with an MFA, is excited about working with students in the glass studio. “There’s nothing…

Art’s Keens Retires, Leaves Glass Legacy

David Keens, an internationally renowned glass artist, has retired from the University of Texas at Arlington after serving on the faculty of the Department of Art & Art History for 39 years. Keens’ works are in several prestigious collections, including The White House in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe, N.M.;…

Q&A: English Chair Finds ‘Jewel’ in New Home

Veteran scholar Bruce Krajewski (pronounced “cry-eff-ski”) joined UT Arlington this summer as professor and chair of the Department of English. It’s the fourth chair appointment of his career, the most recent at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. Communications coordinator James Dunning sat down with Krajewski to discuss his journey to Arlington and what plans he…

New Beginnings, Growth Mark Start of New Year

Welcome to Fall 2013! This is an exciting time at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Vistasp Karbhari began as our eighth president on June 1. UT Arlington was recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as the sixth fastest growing public research university in the United States. And once again our classrooms are…

COLA Notes for September 2013

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Dallas VideoFest, an annual film and video festival directed by Associate Professor Bart Weiss, was selected this summer as the “Best Annual Festival” in Dallas by D Magazine. A retrospective of select works from the festival is on exhibit at the…

Linguistic’s Fitzgerald Piles on Projects, Grants

Two recent National Science Foundation grants have been awarded to Professor Colleen Fitzgerald (Linguistics & TESOL) to continue work with endangered Native American languages, adding to UT Arlington’s reputation in language documentation and revitalization. Fitzgerald is currently principal investigator on three separate National Science Foundation grant projects totaling more than $270,000: the Breath of Life…

Drums Talk in Varner’s Festival of Ideas Event

The rarely heard Nigerian Talking Drum, or “dundun,” will be the focal point of a new lecture and recital Thursday, Sept. 26, in Irons Recital Hall. Led by Associate Professor Michael Varner, the free recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. It is a Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute event and sponsored by the Department…

Dean Welcomes New Liberal Arts Faculty

Dozens of new faculty members were introduced at the Dean’s New Faculty Welcome reception Thursday, Sept. 5, in the University Club. Dr. Beth Wright, Dean of Liberal Arts, welcomed the new instructors and professors, expressing excitement over a number of UT Arlington alumni returning to teach. The reception also included chairs from the College of…

Students, Faculty Join SceneShop’s “Real Men”

Several UT Arlington students, faculty and alumni participated in August’s edition of SceneShop, titled “Real Men.” SceneShop presents programs of short scenes and monologues, gathered around a loose common theme. The event was held in early August at Arts Fifth Avenue in Fort Worth. Theatre Arts majors Joshua Eguia, Michael Carver-Simmons and Dale Shelton each…

Breakfast Machine Leads UTA Radio’s Rocktober

UT Arlington-based The Breakfast Machine will kick off UTA Radio’s Rocktober concert series next month. The series, which begins Oct. 2, will be held at noon each Wednesday through October and feature a live, local band. “I think the series is a great way to engage UTA students with the style of music UTA Radio…