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 May 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Associate Professor Darryl Lauster authored an op-ed piece for The Conversation focused on debate spurred by Ohad Meromi’s “Sunbather,” an abstract figuration embellished in bright pink that has been selected for installation in Long Island City. … A PaperCityMag.com story about the…

Q&A: POLS’ Gutierrez Ready for ‘What’s Next’

This May, Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez (Political Science) will retire after 22 years at UT Arlington. A Chicano activist and community organizer during the Chicano Movement of the 1960s, Gutierrez has organized several state and national groups over the past six decades and has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom. Communications…

COLA Faculty Honored for Creative Work

Faculty from across the University of Texas at Arlington was feted April 21 in the 2014 Faculty Creative Works in the Sixth Floor Parlor of the Central Library. Hundreds of faculty members were honored for their research, performance and artistic contributions in 2014. Below is a list of all College of Liberal Arts contributions. More…

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,…

Healthcare, Elections Top Political Science Week

Issues related to health insurance and the 2016 presidential elections are part of the Department of Political Science’s week-long event April 6-10. The slate of lectures kicks off Monday with an alumni panel and faculty mixer and ends with a guest lecture from Harvard University’s Joshua Kertzer. Throughout the week, Political Science faculty members Burcu…

Liberal Arts Students Shine at 2015 ACES

Several students from the College of Liberal Arts won awards for their presentations at the 2015 Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) symposium Wednesday, March 25, at the E.H. Hereford University Center. Communication major Nadajalah Bennett won the President’s Award in the Undergraduate Poster competition. For the oral presentation sessions, other undergraduate winners were…

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 Notes for February 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: WOAI/NBC 4 in San Antonio interviewed Associate Professor Ya’Ke Smith, the Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film, about his short film, “dawn.” The movie will premiere on HBO next month. … Assistant Professor Justin Ginsberg (MFA, ’11) and Jeff Gibbons (MFA,…

POLS Grad Student Honored by TACHE

For her work with immigrants and their children, Political Science graduate student Olivia Llanes will be honored this month by the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education. Llanes (’12) will attend the group’s state conference Feb. 11-14 in El Paso, where she’ll receive the TACHE Fellowship Graduate Award for her current research with DAPA,…

Little Free Libraries Debut on Campus

Take a book, leave a book. That’s the simple premise behind the worldwide Little Free Library movement that arrived on campus this January. Four Allan Saxe Little Free Libraries are located around campus to encourage students, staff, and faculty to read for fun and discover new authors and genres in a risk-free way. Locations are…

COLA Notes for January 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Associate Professor Darryl Lauster was named last month the winner of The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University’s Moss/Chumley Artist Award, The Dallas Morning News reported. … Associate Professor Ya’Ke Smith‘s latest film, dawn., was recognized as one of the best…