Skip to content

Main FOI


Spotlight Student Research Forum

The College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) presented "Spotlight", our inaugural student research forum on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the University Center, (multiple rooms on the second floor). This event was free and open to all UTA and public attendees. Winning Presentations and Honorable Mentions for 2018 Spotlight received notification to attend “acCOLAdes" CoLA's annual award ceremony April 19, 2018.  All other presenters will receive a copy of their judging rubric with faculty feedback.

READ MORE about CoLA's 2018 Spotlight. 

All Undergraduate and Graduate students with a major in the College of Liberal Arts are encouraged to submit abstract proposals by the deadline annually (expect early February).  Approved abstracts will be presented at the Spring forum. Dates for the 2019 Spotlight are to be posted.

View the 2018 Spotlight Booklet
Poster Presentations RUBRIC & GUIDELINES
Panel Presentations RUBRIC & GUIDELINES 
and Rendition & Performance RUBRIC & GUIDELINES

Photo Gallery

Photos spotlight 2018

2018 Spotlight General Themes and Schedule

1:00 PM

Poster Presentations 
1pm-4pm (all themes

History & Interpreting the Past The Life of Sister Death Issues in Dating & Cohabitating The Labor of Women Culture & Identity
2:00 PM

Poster Presentations 
1pm-4pm (all themes)

Issues in Race & Ethnicity Renditions & Performances The Politics of Our Time Religion Across Borders Learning from Literature
3:00 PM

Poster Presentations 
1pm-4pm (all themes)

Issues in Disability Rights Issues in Mental Health Spanish Literary Analysis

spotlight_imageCoLA’s Spotlight on student research is an annual forum that showcases the best of our students' research and creativity. Students present work in varying formats to include panel (oral presentation of papers), posters or renditions which include spoken word and performances. Themes will vary but must be approved by a faculty member in the student's department. Students who present their work at Spotlight earn experience in professional presentations and will be mentored through the submission and presentation process by CoLA Faculty.

This is a competition! All presenters are eligible to win one (1) of the three (3) Dean’s Excellence Awards in the amount of $200; one (1) award will be given in each session category.  Interested CoLA students are encouraged to view the presentation guidelines and submit abstracts by the submission deadline each Spring semester.

Download 2018 Spotlight Event Flyer

IMPORTANT: Read Submission Guidelines