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The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students; who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. The Ceremony is representative of African and African American culture and heritage, embraces the value of community and scholarship, and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation. This is a Celebration for Graduates to be recognized for their accomplishments and provided an opportunity to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goal. Students are honored together in one setting, and their families also get the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and dedication.
Date: Saturday, April 22 at 3:00pm
Location: Maverick Activities Center, Lone Star Auditorium
Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney, of the Department of History, was recognized by UTA's Division of Student Affairs as a "Faculty/Staff Friend" and by the Women of the NAACP UTA Student Chapter with a "Distinguished Faculty Award."
Dr. Robert Bing, of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has edited and published, Race, Crime and the Media (McGraw-Hill, 2010). This study examines how media portrayals of crime and stereotypes of minorities not only distort public perceptions of crime, but also politicizes public policy in a manner that continues the profiling of minorities and the historic portrayal of whites as the victims of crime.
Three Faculty Fellows have completed the first semester in UTA's Faculty Fellow and Internship programs:
Ms. Heather R. Edwards, School of Social Work
Dr. Ayanna Jackson-Fowler, Department of English
Dr. Damon Bryant, Department of Psychology
For more information about the Faculty Fellows Program, please see the following website: FacultyFellowships@uta.edu