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. …

The Big Screen: Adventures At HBO

Earlier this summer, Arlington filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith got an opportunity others in the biz would kill for: spending six weeks in New York City working on David Simon’s new television show for HBO. This week, KERA talked with him about what he learned. Original article appeared on KERA Art & Seek. Smith is currently the…

UTA Alumni Inducted into Army ROTC Hall of Fame

US Army Cadet Command has selected University of Texas Arlington alumni Major General Will Latham, Ret. and Judge Donald J. Stevenson for the Army ROTC Hall of Fame. The US Army created the Hall of Fame this year in honor of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)’s 100th anniversary. Selecting those to be honored by…

UTA history professor interviewed on new pioneer woman book

Christopher Morris, a UTA history professor, was interviewed extensively about Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman, a new book by Mary Mann Hamilton, on WBUR 90.9’s On Point program. Morris’ part of the interview starts on the NPR Boston, Mass., station about the 30:25 mark. The book is about the bold, gritty…

Artist Spotlight: Sedrick Huckaby

Original article appeared here Monumental And Personal And Here Fort Worth artist Sedrick Huckaby makes paintings thick with meaning Welcome to the Art&Seek Artist Spotlight. Every Thursday, here and on KERA FM, we’ll explore the personal journey of a different North Texas creative.  As it grows, this site, artandseek.org/spotlight, should eventually paint a collective portrait of…