CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultural Constructions 2017

Culture and Society: Bridging the Gap April 10th&11th, 2017 The biennial Cultural Constructions Conference, hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and The UT Arlington Library, brings together student, professional and faculty presenters for collegial and engaging multidisciplinary conversations. The question of culture has become increasingly more significant in recent years in today’s society. The…

Jason Shelton Named New Director of UTA Center for African American Studies

The University of Texas at Arlington has named Jason Shelton, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and expert on the sociology of religion, race and class, as director of the University’s Center for African American Studies. His appointment takes effect Jan. 1, 2017. Jason Shelton, associate professor of sociology, named director…

UTA Alumnus Promoted to Chief of Police at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Marcus Lewis, UTA alumnus and adjunct professor in the UTA Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, has been promoted to Chief of Police at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Chief Lewis has spent his 18-year law enforcement career in dedicated service to UT Southwestern Medical Center and has been serving in the role of interim chief…

UTA Researchers Work to Save Endangered Languages

As Native American languages are spoken less and less every year, UTA College of Liberal Arts researchers are working on campus and in Native American communities to preserve them. Read the full story in UTArlington Magazine.

Univision Partnership Gives Students Priceless On-Air Experience

UTA broadcasting students are gaining skills that will make them more marketable than many of their peers thanks to a partnership with the Univision television station in Dallas-Fort Worth. The partnership, called Proyecto U, gives Spanish-language students a chance to produce newscasts on Univision 23. Three of the newscasts are taped. The fourth and final…

History Alumnus Receives Dallas Bar Association Award

Dallas Bar Association has selected Al Ellis  to receive the 2016 Morris Harrell Professionalism Award.  Al Ellis is a 1965 UTA graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  He is a Cadet Corps Alumni Life Member and a UTA Distinguished Alumnus. Article first appeared on Dallas Bar Association website. Al Ellis’ name is synonymous…

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…