CMAS director Zlolniski appointed to key state committee on Mexican-American studies at Texas colleges, universities

Christian Zlolniski, associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Mexican American Studies Field of Study Advisory Committee. Read more on this story at UTA’s news center here. (http://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2016/02/zlolniski-THECB.php)  

COLA Notes for November 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Film by two UTA students were accepted into the 28th annual Dallas Video Fest this year, according to an article in The Shorthorn. Zoe by film senior Steve Baker and Phone Ghost by film graduate student Jean Patrick Mahoney were among…

Sociology, CMAS Professor Passes Away

Susan G. Baker, associate professor of sociology and former director of the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), has passed away. Officials in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology were notified this week. Baker joined UT Arlington in 2005 as Director of CMAS, remaining in the position until 2013. During her tenure, she created the…

COLA Celebrates Spring 2015 Commencement

Several thousand UT Arlington faculty, students, family members and friends were on-hand Friday, May 15, for the Spring 2015 College of Liberal Arts Commencement at the College Park Center. Dallas attorney Jeronimo Valdez (’99) gave the keynote address and nearly 800 graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.  

COLA Notes for April 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Lecturer Patricia Newton was quoted in a Palm Beach Post story about female characters’ likability. … The Dallas Morning News reported on “Subject: Disability,” a new exhibition that ran Feb. 28-April 4 at the Gallery at UTA. … Associate Professor Bart Weiss,…

COLA Notes for March 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Visual Communications students won 14 awards at last month’s local American Advertising Awards competition in Fort Worth. Winners included: Jesse Estanes, Candice Anglin, Jane Lam, Stacy Weber, Brianne Wilsford, Susan Nguyen, Andrea Norcross, Mason LaHue, Alex Reyher, Kim Inthirath, Karolina Bebak,…

COLA Dean Steps Down, Returns to Faculty

Dr. Beth Wright, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and a distinguished art historian, has announced that she will step down Dec. 31 after serving in her academic leadership position for more than a decade. A national search for Wright’s successor will begin immediately, according to the Office of the Provost. Wright plans to…

CMAS Hosts Religion, Immigration Conference

Scholars, reformers and clergy will meet Wednesday, May 21, for the first Regional Religion and Immigration Conference in UT Arlington’s Central Library. The event, which begins at 9 a.m., is sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc., St. Matthews Catholic Church of Arlington and The Hispanic Evangelical Ministerial Alliance….

CMAS Speaker Eyes Hispanic Future at UTA

An expert on Hispanic-serving institutions in the U.S. will be the Center for Mexican American Studies’ Distinguished Speaker on April 16. Antonio Flores, president of the National Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Room 303 of the Chemistry and Physics Building. Associate Professor Christian Zlolniski (Anthropology), director of…