Sociology Professor’s Book Explores Sports, Race

A new book by Krystal Beamon, assistant professor of sociology, offers new insight into how sports alter and reflect the way we view the world when it comes to modern race relations. In The Enduring Color Line in U.S. Athletics, Beamon assembles findings from previous research, data from the NCAA, and interviews with professional athletes…

Texas Bar Foundation Funds Pre-Law Outreach

A grant from the Texas Bar Foundation will help fund a new outreach program in The University of Texas at Arlington Pre-Law Center. The outreach features a partnership with the Arlington Independent School District’s Advancement Via Individual Determination college readiness program and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, an organization that serves low-income residents in 114…

Q&A: May’s Efforts Bring Past into Future

In 2011, English Professor Cedrick May and a graduate student uncovered an unpublished  poem written by a Long Island slave in the Yale University archives. The discovery was part of an ongoing digital humanities project May oversees: archiving and preserving historical literary remnants on his website, transatlanticwriting.com. College of Liberal Arts communication intern Charlotte Whitely…

COLA Faculty, Alumni Shine in UTArlington Mag

Several College of Liberal Arts students, faculty and alumni are featured in the Fall 2013 issue of UTArlington Magazine. Highlights include: Assistant Professor Ben Dolezal (Art & Art History) and Art 4392 (p. 8) Assistant Professor Krystal Beamon (Sociology & Anthropology) researching race and athletics (p. 11) Media coverage of Assistant Professor Mark Tremayne (Communication)…

Q&A: Zlolniski Eyes Bright Future for CMAS

Earlier this year, Associate Professor Christian Zlolniski (Sociology and Anthropology) took over as director of the Center for Mexican American Studies. College of Liberal Arts intern Charlotte Whiteley spoke Zlolniski about his recent appointment what achievements he foresees for the future. Q: What is the overall goal for the Center for Mexican American Studies? A:…

COLA Notes for November 2013

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Visiting Assistant Professor Stephen Lapthisophon made is debut at the Dallas Museum of Art last month. His solo exhibition, “Concentrations 56: Stephen Lapthisophon: Coffee, seasonal fruit, root vegetables” and “Selected Poems ” is open through March 30, 2014, and is part…

MTC Explores Religious Conflict in ‘Heaven’

Familiar themes of religion and conflict propel “As It Is in Heaven,” a new play by The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company. The play, written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Assistant Professor Anne Healy, runs Nov. 15-24 in the Studio Theatre in the Fine Arts Building. “Heaven” looks at the lives…

UTA, SMU Host Composer, Performer Schuller

The UT Arlington Wind Symphony and Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Wind Ensemble will host world-renowned composer, conductor and performer Gunther Schuller as a guest artist-in-residence Nov. 11-16. Schuller will be a guest conductor for two joint concerts by the UT Arlington Wind Symphony and Meadows Wind Ensemble. The first will be held at SMU at…

Hower: NASAD Nod Reflects UTA Growth

Recently, the Department of Art & Art History took another step toward enhancing its nationally ranked program. Professor and Department Chair Robert Hower was recently named to the National Association of Schools of Art and Design’s Commission on Accreditation. NASAD is the national accrediting body for more than 330 schools throughout the U.S. In his…