UT Arlington Offers New Medical Humanities Course

The University of Texas at Arlington will offer an interdisciplinary medical humanities class, HUMA 3340 (for undergraduate and degreed undergraduate students) and (HUMA 5392, for graduate students), that will be housed in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts.  Elisabeth Cawthon, Dean of the college, envisions that the class will…

UTA communication student wins statewide competition

Congratulations to UTA Department of Communication senior broadcast major Casey Moore for winning a statewide competition sponsored by Texas Central for his fully animated short film about the Texas Bullet Train. “I really enjoyed getting deep into the spirit of animation. While I’ve been animating things since I was 16, and drawing even before that, here at…

UT Arlington professor’s published work recognized as one of the best in 2017

Dr. Daniel Sledge’s article “Linking Public Health and Individual Medicine: The Health Policy Approach of Surgeon General Thomas Parran” was selected as one of the Best Papers of the Year for the 2017 AJPH Editor’s Choice Awards. Dr. Sledge has been with UT Arlington’s Department of Political Science, where he is an associate professor, since…

UTA’s Dr. Sarah Rose recognized for disability history research

The state of New York honored Sarah Rose, associate professor of history and director of UTA’s disability studies minor, for excellence in using state archives for an extensive research project which led to the publication of her book, “No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s.” Read more on the UT Arlington’s News…

Pixar’s Ana Ramírez to host advanced film screening at UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington Art and Art History Department’s Film/Video area is once again hosting Pixar animators for the presentation of a new feature film. Based on the Mexican Holiday, Día de los Muertos, Coco opens in most theaters in time for Thanksgiving. Coco is an animated tale about family, realizing personal dreams and finding one’s…

Artist spotlight: 2017 Nasher Microgrant winner gives back to her community

Marcela Reyes is a 29 year old UT Arlington MFA candidate and one of five winners of a 2017 Nasher Sculpture Center microgrant. She used the $2,000 prize money to fund her latest photography passion-project. She was inspired by recent debates over U.S. immigration to offer free photographs to subjects at the Plaza Latina bazaar…

‘Gifted Hands’: UTA Professor, Cellist is also Mastering Woodworking

UTA Music professor John Burton has been a successful cellist for 54 years; 8 years ago he turned a long term interest in woodworking into a “hobby” that he has mastered through thoughtful dedication and training to hone his skills.  Read more about his process and how he achieves balance in his feature story in…

UTA Professor Studies in Senegal

UTA Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Art Education Amanda Alexander, Ph.D., embarked last month on a four-week trip to Senegal in order to learn more about religion and diversity in West Africa. In April, Dr. Alexander was accepted to the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program to Senegal, which was conducted by the Boston University African Studies Center….

UTA’s FitSTEPS for Life motivates cancer patients to be active

Through a partnership with the Cancer Foundation for Life, UTA is providing free exercise and nutrition programs to cancer patients and survivors.  College of Liberal Arts professor Cindy Kilpatrick is positively impacted by participating throughout her battle with cancer.  “As a cancer patient, I can’t control how successful my treatment is.  I can’t control whether…