Political Science Hosts Lecture Week

Contemporary hot button issues will highlight Political Science Week, Monday-Thursday, Nov. 4-7. Department of Political Science faculty members and guests will discuss the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, foreign policy, immigration and the Texas gubernatorial race. The weeks beings with a mixer 11:30 a.m. Monday in the University Hall lobby. Other events include: Monday, Nov….

Communication Event Readies Students

Internships and the tools to forge a successful career are just some of the discussion topics scheduled for Comm Day 2013. The fifth annual student event, sponsored by the Department of Communication, will be held Oct. 31 in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Weather videographer Martin Lisius is the keynote speaker. The event opens at…

Q&A: Alaimo Mulls Humanity, Nature

Professor Stacy Alaimo (English) is one of the leading academics in the field of ecocriticism. Her book, Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self, looks at issues of trans-corporeality and post-humanism. On Oct. 27, Alaimo will attend the International Association of Environmental Philosophers conference in Eugene, Ore., where a special session will be devoted…

Pre-Law Students Visit AT&T Attorney Mentors

On Oct. 16, a group of UT Arlington students visit with attorneys from AT&T corporate offices in Dallas. The tour was part of the Pre-Law Center’s mentorship program and was led by center director Elisabeth Cawthon, associate professor of history. Check out a video of the visit posted on the Pre-Law Center’s Facebook page.

Gallery Offers Haunting Paintings, Photos

The Gallery at UTA is currently presenting a two-person exhibition featuring Sarah Williams’ haunting paintings of isolated buildings and Amy Blakemore’s offbeat photographs of ordinary events and people. The exhibition runs through Nov. 16. Williams creates works that draw attention to what she calls, “the seemingly mundane, anonymous scenes existing on the periphery that tend…

Review: ‘Government Inspector’ Provides Laughs

The UT Arlington Maverick Theatre Company performed a playful rendition of “The Government Inspector” on Oct. 18 in the Mainstage Theatre. Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s original was directed by Professor Andrew Gaupp (Theatre Arts), and delivered on promises of slapstick, excess, laughs and a plenty of naughtiness. “The Government Inspector” is a story…

CRCJ’s Copeland: Steps to Avoid Cybercrime

October may be National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but Visiting Assistant Professor Chris Copeland (Criminology and Criminal Justice) emphasises the importance of preventing cybercrimes year-round. Copeland believes it is important to make UT Arlington students aware of the prevalent threat of cybercrimes, including identity fraud, malware and cyber stalking. According to its website, the U.S….

Transatlantic History Event Broadens Appeal

Imperial power dynamics, Atlantic slavery and connected revolutions are just a few of the topics ready for discussion at the Transatlantic History Student Organization’s annual conference this month. The 14th annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History is slated for Oct. 25-26, with panel discussions and events held throughout the UT Arlington campus. The…

COLA Notes for October 2013

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Three department faculty members have been selected for a group exhibition, “Tejano: Contemporary Latin American Artists of Texas,” at the Longview Museum of Art. Lecturer Carlos Donjuan, Professor Benito Huerta and Associate Professor Andrew Ortiz were chosen from a statewide call…

UTA Radio’s Audience Continues to Grow

For the second consecutive year, UTA Radio has been nominated for the CMJ College Radio Awards. The nomination is in the Best Student Run Online Radio Station category. Voting will take place Oct. 17 at CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, N.Y. Faculty advisor Lance Liguez will attend the festival along with two student…

History Graduate Wins Research Paper Award

A study of midwifery in the U.S. South has earned a UT Arlington graduate first prize in a national competition. Jenny Luke, who earned her master’s degree in history in 2013, recently won the 2013 W. Curtis Worthington Jr. Research Paper Competition from the Waring Historical Library at the Medical University of South Carolina. She…

Liberal Arts Alumni Honored at Annual Gala

Two Liberal Arts graduates will be among those honored Oct. 19 at the 48th annual Distinguished Alumni Gala. Texas attorneys JoAnn Lee (’76) and Jeff Leuschel (’77) are two of seven alumni to be recognized in the annual university event. Lee, who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from UT Arlington, is assistant general…