Let the brains begin!

In 100 Brains, presented by MavPlays 2018, a recent college graduate pursues her dream job right down a rabbit hole of horrifying consequences. The theme in this original work sounds familiar, combining elements of the traditional Alice in Wonderland story with a fresh, modern, and edgy, science-fiction twist. Directed by Professor and Associate Department Chair Andrew…

UT Arlington’s Emotion Robotics Living Lab is open and ready for a close-up

UT Arlington’s new Emotion Robotics Living Lab opened fall semester 2017 and features two robots designed to connect with humans on an emotional level and act as companions.  The new lab gives hands-on experience working with the robots to UTA students enrolled in Dr. Julienne Greer’s Theatre Arts Course, “Robots, Digital Humanities, and Theatre.” The…

UTA’s Maverick Theatre Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

      (Pictured Above: Francisco Grifaldo, CC Weatherly, Courtesy Maverick Theatre Company) The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare. In the Bard’s most enchanting comedy, young lovers find themselves in the middle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S…

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….

Robots pair with sonnets to assist elderly

Article originally appeared in UTA Shorthorn. By Matt Fulkerson, The Shorthorn Staff Updated September 21, 2016 All the world’s a stage, and all men and women – and robots – are merely players. Interdisciplinary researchers at UTA are blending Shakespeare’s sonnets with robotics to assist older adults in a program funded through a seed grant…

UTA Department of Theatre Arts announces upcoming 2016-2017 Season

Kim LaFontaine, Chair of the University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Theatre Arts, announces the 2016-2017 Maverick Theatre Company Season. Maverick Theatre Company is offering an exceptional selection of unforgettable theatre in its 2016-2017 season. This year, MTC is producing an original musical ensemble work; a comedic farce by Moliere, a sure-fire Broadway hit…

UTA awards four 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program grants for innovative ideas that address high-priority issues in society

UTA has awarded four seed grants to interdisciplinary research projects that address growing problems such as loneliness among the elderly, the need for sustainable green education spaces, the health crisis among urban American Indians or the mechanisms behind heart failure among the elderly. “All these awards represent important research innovations and could create a real…

COLA Notes for December 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Assistant Professor Ya’Ke Smith was interviewed in FD Magazine about his work as a filmmaker who tackles taboo subjects of modern African-American life. From his killer feature “Wolf,” about a predatory preacher, to his recent short “One Hitta Quitta,” about the…

Mavericks Dance in Weekend Show

This weekend, the Maverick Dance Company presents “Via Dance,” a collection of new, entertaining and progressive dance works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers. Artistic Director Amanda Jackson and Associate Artistic Director Meredith Knight are joined by Dallas-based guest choreographer Danielle Georgiou, internationally recognized guest sound designer John Osburn, and student choreographers Bri Bowens, Randi…

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…

Maverick Theatre Sets Stage for ‘Dinner’

A holiday tale of an unwanted houseguest will take center stage later this month. The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company presents “The Man Who Came to Dinner” – the 1939 classic written by award-winning playwrights George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart – in the Mainstage Theater Nov. 18-22. Directed by Professor Andrew…

COLA, Social Work Faculty Exchange Ideas

Faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Social Work met in early October to discuss interdisciplinary research opportunities at UT Arlington. Both groups plan additional mixers to bring faculty members with similar research interests together.