UTA Student wins Gold, Advances to District Level Advertising Competition

University of Texas at Arlington broadcast communication student Casey Moore took Gold honors in the Student category of the 56th annual American Advertising Federation (AAF) American Advertising Awards local competition held March 8, 2018. The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by AAF Dallas at The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum. Casey’s entry was an animated video promo…

UTA communication student wins statewide competition

Congratulations to UTA Department of Communication senior broadcast major Casey Moore for winning a statewide competition sponsored by Texas Central for his fully animated short film about the Texas Bullet Train. “I really enjoyed getting deep into the spirit of animation. While I’ve been animating things since I was 16, and drawing even before that, here at…

UT Arlington broadcast students rewarded for excellence

Left to right: UTA News en Español graduates Lariza Moreno and Flor Valdes with senior broadcast majors Martiza Esquivel and Alejandro Jimenez won a Regional Student Production Award for best newscast. Read more on the UT Arlington News Center.

UTA Professors Aim to Fight Fake News

UTA Professors receive grants for the ClaimBuster fact checking project and an initiative to detect social bots intent on creating and spreading fake news. Read on DallasNews.com:  https://www.dallasnews.com/news/higher-education/2017/07/20/professors-ut-arlington-ut-dallas-join-forces-fight-fake-news  

YouTube TV vs. Cable in Dallas:

“The whole thing about this YouTube service is that it’s clearly aimed at people who are very, very comfortable with looking at things on YouTube and the idea of extending their YouTube experience through a television experience, particularly one with an unlimited amount of DVR space.” – Bart Weiss, President, Video Association of Dallas and…

Lecturer consults for College Radio Day

The College Radio Foundation invited UTA Broadcast Communication Lecturer Lance Liguez to serve on its College Radio Days Task Force. The CRF tapped Liguez for his experience in radio and his ability to ensure the event goes off without a hitch. College Radio Days’ theme, Ignite the Soul of Radio, plans to shine a light on what college…

Student intern turns reporter

KERA 90.1 FM’s “All Things Considered” featured a story about First Monday Trade Days in Canton that was reported and produced by Javier Giribet-Vargas, a KERA intern and UTA broadcast communication senior graduating in December. Read the full story: Thousands Hunt For Treasure At Canton’s Trade Days As Part Of A 166-Year Tradition  

American Sign Language Course Offered at UTA

UTA is making history by introducing its first ever American Sign Language course. The offering supports the institution’s mission statement of embracing diversity and public service, as well as a longstanding commitment to serving students with disabilities.  “The Dallas/Fort Worth area is home to a thriving Deaf community that considers itself to be a cultural and…

A Maverick Family Affair: Karen Blair McAlister

Karen Blair McAlister is a second generation Maverick. Her father, mother, brother, and husband graduated from UTA and she received undergrad degrees in Communications and Public Relations in 2013. Her path through grad school was paved with loss, but she faced down challenges and will receive a master’s degree this week.

UTA Students represented Iceland at MODEL NATO Conference

  Six student delegates from the UTA Model North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) travelled to Washington, DC in February for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent Iceland.  The trip was part of the highly competitive Model NATO international competition, hosted by Howard University, where university students from the United States and Europe compete in model…

UT Arlington researcher presents at international social network analysis conference

Dr. Chunke Su, associate professor of communication in the UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts, presented initial research findings on organizational knowledge hiding at the Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) on April 8. The conference provides an interdisciplinary venue for social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, ethnologists, epidemiologists, organizational theorists, public health…