CoLA Faculty Promotion and Tenure

One of UT Arlington’s most significant traditions includes an elegant dinner for faculty that earned tenure and/or promotion and their partners or significant others.  Last night, President Vistasp Karbhari addressed the faculty at this event hosted by the Provost and the Dean of the Libraries. Each faculty member promoted to associate professor with tenure or…

What it means to be an American

UTA broadcast communications senior Javier Giribet-Vargas, a U.S. citizen who immigrated from Mexico and an intern at KERA 90.1 FM, was featured on an episode of “Think” to discuss what it means to be an American. Episode description: Each year, about 680,000 immigrants become naturalized U.S. citizens. This hour, as part of a national coordinated conversation…

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  

Korean culture immersion: Melanie Mohler

Melanie Mohler is a UTA senior Visual Communication major with a minor in Korean studies. She recently spent six weeks studying watercolor techniques and Korean language in an International Summer Campus program at Korea University. Through this Q&A about her experience, she hopes to encourage other UTA students to study abroad.  What first interested you in studying…

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 hosts national gathering of leading scholars and historians of disability history

More than 50 archivists, curators, librarians, disability studies scholars, disability historians, and disability rights activists gathered recently at The University of Texas at Arlington to discuss the process of creating a national Disability History/Archives Consortium.   The Consortium will promote the integration of collections, preservation, access and development of educational resources about disability history. UTA…

Art students featured in top design publication

Packaging art by UTA students Elena Chudoba and Andrew Czap is featured in the 2016 Communication Arts Design Annual, the top design publication in the U.S. The art is part of a packaging project led through UTA’s Visual Communication program in the Department of Art and Art History. “Patriot Paddles, a line of Ping-Pong paddles,…

My Experience in India: Katelin Smith

Article contributed by Katelin Smith, Anthropology Major in the College of Liberal Arts. I suppose what originally interested me in studying Mohandas Gandhi was his iconic status–his symbolism, really. Growing up in the metroplex, I’ve had plenty of exposure to various cultures to a mild degree, but it’s not quite the same as understanding them….

Downtown Arlington Designated as Texas Cultural District

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has approved the designation of the Arlington Cultural District in downtown Arlington as one of only seven new cultural districts in the state. “For generations, fine and performing artists and arts organizations have attracted residents and visitors to Downtown Arlington,” said Jeff Williams, mayor of Arlington. “In the…

Faculty Spotlight: Carlos Donjuan

He’s an Oak Cliff graffiti artist who moved into acrylic paintings and watercolors. Carlos Donjuan’s artworks — with their haunting masked figures — have been seen in Milan, San Francisco and Barcelona, bought by Cheech Marin (of Cheech and Chong) and they’ve been printed up in national magazines. But from painting colorful murals to building…