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HAVANA — An American team of academics is racing to preserve millions of Cuban historical documents before they are lost to the elements and poor storage conditions.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,…

Upcoming Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers Immigration Forum

The College of Liberal Arts will host an immigration forum Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers at University of Texas at Arlington on February 3, 2017 from 8:30am until 3:30pm. Given the timeliness of the topic, the day will be thought-provoking for scholars and students alike in examining the impact immigration has on people, ideas, and actions in the US….

Democratizing the Humanities

A new initiative of the College of Liberal Arts is expanding access to historical documents and using big data to analyze everything from medieval texts to Jay Z lyrics. Read the article in the Winter 2016 issue of Inquiry – The Research Magazine of the University of Texas at Arlington.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultural Constructions 2017

Culture and Society: Bridging the Gap April 10th&11th, 2017 The biennial Cultural Constructions Conference, hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and The UT Arlington Library, brings together student, professional and faculty presenters for collegial and engaging multidisciplinary conversations. The question of culture has become increasingly more significant in recent years in today’s society. The…

Jason Shelton Named New Director of UTA Center for African American Studies

The University of Texas at Arlington has named Jason Shelton, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and expert on the sociology of religion, race and class, as director of the University’s Center for African American Studies. His appointment takes effect Jan. 1, 2017. Jason Shelton, associate professor of sociology, named director…

UTA Alumnus Promoted to Chief of Police at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Marcus Lewis, UTA alumnus and adjunct professor in the UTA Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, has been promoted to Chief of Police at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Chief Lewis has spent his 18-year law enforcement career in dedicated service to UT Southwestern Medical Center and has been serving in the role of interim chief…

UTA Researchers Work to Save Endangered Languages

As Native American languages are spoken less and less every year, UTA College of Liberal Arts researchers are working on campus and in Native American communities to preserve them. Read the full story in UTArlington Magazine.