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…

Alumna Spotlight: Sam Lao

Sam Lao is a Dallas hip-hop artist with ties to the world of visual arts. She studied graphic design at the University of Texas – Arlington and graduated in 2013. Lao uses the skills she learned in school to craft the visuals for her album covers, merchandise and music videos. Lao is rather new to the world of…

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…

Q+A with new UTA History Department Chair

Dr. Scott W. Palmer joins UTA College of Liberal Arts as History Department Chair. We sat down for a brief Q + A to learn more about his personal and professional sides. You are a Russian historian by training. When and where did your interest in Russia begin?  I became interested Russia shortly after I…

UTA Research Team to Launch GREEN STEAM Project

Dr. Amanda Alexander, Assistant Professor of Art Education at the College of Liberal Arts, will serve as a co-principal investigator for an interdisciplinary research project titled “GREEN STEAM: Using Principles of Design to Power the Development of Outdoor Educational Spaces.” The project has been selected for funding by UTA’s Office of the President as part…

UTA Center for Theory appoints new director

Dr. David Arditi, assistant professor of Sociology at University of Texas Arlington, has been named director of UTA Center for Theory with the goal of managing and expanding the Center at the University. The Center for Theory is a point of pride for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts. …