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News Releases by Bridget Lewis

Media Contact Bridget Lewis was found in 50 news releases in the year 2016.

December 2016

  • Jason Shelton named new director of UTA Center for African American Studies
    New leadership role

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    News Topics: community service, faculty, liberal arts, politics, students, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    Jason Shelton, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and expert on the sociology of religion, race and class, has been appointed director of the UTA Center for African American Studies.

  • Maverick Speakers Series Special Edition to feature U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer
    Beyond the Supreme Court

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer will address the audience at a UTA Maverick Speakers Series Special Edition at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Texas Hall. The lecture will focus on his new book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities.”

November 2016

  • New adoption study reveals need for best practice guidelines in options counseling for women who relinquish their parental rights
    Openness in adoption

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, research, social work

    A new adoption study led by researchers with the UTA School of Social Work and The Donaldson Adoption Institute reveals a need for best practice guidelines in options counseling for women who relinquish their parental rights.

  • UTA recognizes military veterans during public, private ceremonies to be held Nov. 5-11
    Saluting our veterans

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    News Topics: education, employment, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington will show appreciation for military veterans and their families during Veterans Day 2016 events planned across campus Nov. 5-11.

  • UTA Libraries’ cartography lecture series draws scholars for 10th biennial celebration
    Charting a course

    Friday, November 4, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, history, lectures, staff

    Map enthusiasts and scholars from across the country will gather at UTA Nov. 11-12 for the 10th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography and the fall 2016 meeting of the Texas Map Society.

  • HOMECOMING 2016 CELEBRATIONS INCLUDE BASKETBALL GAMES, PARADE, DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
    Welcome home

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    UTA will put out a big welcome home mat Nov. 6-13 for Homecoming Week 2016. Alumni, families, community members and visitors are invited back to campus to celebrate Maverick traditions, rekindle connections, and create new memories.

October 2016

  • Ford Motor Co. names UTA mathematics professor ‘legendary woman’
    Legendary woman

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, science

    Minerva Cordero-Epperson, a University of Texas at Arlington Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Science, has been named one of the Ford Motor Company’s Mujeres Legendarias for 2016. Ford honored Cordero-Epperson for excellence in teaching and a decades-long commitment to increasing diversity in STEM programs.

  • UTA music lecturer performs at President Obama’s final White House concert
    Dream come true

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, music, students

    Jamar Jones, a jazz pianist, graduate student and lecturer of music industry studies in the UTA College of Liberal Arts, performed for President Obama in a White House concert that will be televised Nov. 15 on the BET Networks.

  • University of Texas at Arlington Libraries launch first Texas History of Disability website
    Accessibility at the forefront

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, history, Internet, liberal arts, staff, students

    The UTA Libraries unveil new website showcasing the Texas Disability History Collection. Documents, videos, images and oral histories emphasizing the work of various disability advocates who were students, faculty or staff at the University are featured.

  • UTA COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AWARDS SIX iC2C GRANTS FOR PIONEERING IDEAS THAT ADDRESS HIGH-PRIORITY HEALTH ISSUES
    Innovative research

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, health and fitness, liberal arts, research, sustainability

    The UTA College of Liberal Arts has awarded six seed grants to innovative research projects that address concerns such as symptom relief and healing for disabled veterans, the HPV health crisis among America’s youth, and the effects of climate change and social conflict issues.

  • UTA’s VERY BEST: Honoring Distinguished Alumni for Commitment to University and Community Engagement
    Distinguished alumni

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, awards

    UTA honors exemplary alumni who have represented the University through professional achievement, community engagement, and loyalty to their alma mater. Five alumni will be recognized at the Distinguished Alumni Awards banquet held on the UTA campus on Nov. 10.

September 2016

  • UTA enrollment climbs 7.3 percent, closing in on 40,000 Texas-based students
    Record numbers

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, faculty, staff, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington enrollment climbs 7.3 percent, closing in on 40,000 Texas-based students. Enrollment is anticipated to surpass 57,000 by the end of this academic year, making UTA potentially the largest campus in The University of Texas System.

  • UTA hosts national gathering of leading scholars and historians of disability history
    Disability history

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, history, Internet, staff, students

    More than 50 archivists, curators, librarians, disability studies scholars, disability historians, and disability rights activists gathered recently at UTA to discuss the process of creating a national Disability History/Archives Consortium. People with disabilities are the largest minority in the country.

  • UTA FabLab director attends White House roundtable of makerspace leaders
    White House invitation

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    News Topics: innovation

    The University of Texas at Arlington is one of just nine universities nationally - and the only university from Texas - represented recently during a gathering of nearly 200 makerspace leaders at the White House.

August 2016

  • UTA Air Force ROTC students earn national recognition for academic achievement
    National recognition

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    News Topics: liberal arts, student life, students

    The U.S. Air Force ROTC has named the Air Force ROTC Detachment 845 at The University of Texas at Arlington among the best in the nation for academic achievement.

  • UTA unveils new state-of-the-art Career Development Center
    Talent meets opportunity

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, commencement, faculty, student life, students

    Graduates of The University of Texas at Arlington will have a critical advantage over their job-seeking competition as the University’s new Career Development Center begins serving their needs in a revolutionary way. The center officially opened its doors Tuesday.

  • New class of Terry Scholars raises number of UTA students in prestigious program to 33
    Terry Scholars

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    The Terry Foundation announces new recipients of its prestigious scholarship award, the largest private source of scholarships in Texas. Of the 167 high achieving students, 13 will attend UTA.

  • UTA expands recruiting efforts targeting exceptional Latino students with ApplyUTA
    ApplyUTA launches

    Friday, August 5, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, students

    Maria Martinez-Cosio, UTA assistant vice provost for Faculty Affairs, addresses members of the news media as ApplyUTA is announced. The initiative expands recruiting efforts of exceptional Latino students.

  • UTA NAACP members earn national recognition for student chapter, financial and civic engagement
    UTA NAACP honored

    Friday, August 5, 2016

    News Topics: Arlington, awards, community service, student life, students

    The UTA student chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People received the College Chapter of the Year award during the NAACP 107th National Convention. UTA also received the Game Changer for Economic Impact award.

July 2016

  • UTA team develops digital archive to preserve music by alumni, students, local artists
    Music and metadata

    Friday, July 29, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, communications, faculty, Internet, liberal arts, music, students

    David Arditi, assistant professor of sociology, is preserving local music, developing big data and building a global community through MusicDetour, a digital archive for UTA music students, faculty, alumni and local artists.

  • Hladik named new director of UTA Parking and Transportation Services
    Parking, transportation

    Friday, July 29, 2016

    News Topics: staff, student life, students, transportation

    Greg Hladik has been named the new director of UTA Parking and Transportation Services. Hladik has previously served as assistant director for auxiliary services, with responsibility for the retail units in College Park and working with university housing.

  • UTA education researcher named Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellow
    Educational leadership

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty

    Yi “Leaf” Zhang, an assistant professor in the College of Education, has been named a member of the 2016 Class of Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellows. Her research focuses on community college transfer students’ persistence and degree completion.

  • Zakaria, Cousteau, Kristof and WuDunn open 2016-17 Maverick Speakers Series at UTA presented by Overture DFW
    Maverick Speakers Series

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Internationally renowned journalists, an environmentalist and television venture capitalist headline UTA’s 2016-17 Maverick Speakers Series.

  • New dean of UTA College of Education is Purdue expert in special education, faculty development and technology literacy
    Education leader

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty, research, students

    Teresa Taber Doughty, a nationally recognized leader in special education and associate dean of learning at Purdue University, joins UTA as dean of the College of Education on Aug. 1.

June 2016

  • July 2 All-Star Football Classic highlights increasing commitment and engagement of UTA to Native American students and faculty
    More than a game

    Friday, June 24, 2016

    High school graduates from Native American tribes across the U.S. and Canada will gather at UTA for a week filled with academic activities, friendship and competition that culminates with the 14th annual Native All-Star Football Classic July 2 at UTA’s Maverick Stadium.

  • U.S. news coverage of Hillary Clinton often emphasizes gender, emotions over competency, new UTA study shows
    Gender, politics and media

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    News Topics: communications, liberal arts, politics

    National news coverage of U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton often emphasizes gender and emotions over competency, according to a new study led by UTA communication researcher Dustin Harp.

  • UTA researcher to digitize history of slaves, other endangered documents in Cuba
    Digitizing history

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, global, history, humanities, liberal arts, research

    A UTA historian will scour the oldest cities in Cuba to digitize details of the lives of Africans and Afro-Cubans. David LaFevor is leading the two-year project, which is supported in part by the British Library Endangered Archives Programme.

May 2016

  • UTA study examines academic experiences of Latino students at HBCUs
    Diversity in education

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    News Topics: education, research

    A UTA assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies explores the academic and interpersonal experiences of Latinos at HBCUs. The research was published recently in The Journal of Higher Education.

  • UTA School of Social Work researcher earns distinguished Fulbright Scholar Award
    Women's health research

    Friday, May 20, 2016

    News Topics: research, social work

    Eusebius Small, a UTA assistant professor in the School of Social Work, will use a Fulbright award to study factors that contribute to HIV incidence in young women in Sierra Leone.

April 2016

  • UTA educators developing competency-based online course to help math teachers better teach geometry students
    Competency-based learning

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    News Topics: awards, education, faculty

    College of Education professors Joohi Lee and Mohan Pant are developing a competency-based online, graduate-level course that will help math teachers better learn to teach conceptual geometry.

  • Outstanding Journalists Honored on UTA campus at 2016 Barbara Jordan Media Awards
    Special honor

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Outstanding journalists were recently recognized in a UTA-hosted ceremony named in honor of late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, a passionate advocate for equal access for people with disabilities.

  • UTA earns NEH grant to develop online portal for disability history
    Increasing visibility

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    News Topics: awards, history, liberal arts, recreation, student life

    Researchers with the UTA Libraries and the College of Liberal Arts will use a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop an online portal for disability history resources.

  • Reliant Powers The University of Texas at Arlington with Donation of NRG Street Charge® Stations
    Sustainable community

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, staff, students, sustainability

    Energy giant Reliant partners with UTA to provide students, faculty and staff with solar-powered charging stations that can be used for free to charge mobile devices.

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

  • UTA Social Work professor elected fellow of prestigious international society
    Prestigious honor

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: awards, faculty, social work

    Alexa Smith-Osborne, a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of social work, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research for her work in resilience research, military and veterans’ health and mental health issues.

  • UTA's A Cappella Choir and fellow music students to partner with big names in industry
    Making Sweet Music

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: faculty, liberal arts, music, staff, students

    UTA's A Cappella Choir prepares to take the stage with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra this month. Music students will welcome Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty later this spring.

  • U.S. News ranks UTA online graduate programs in education, nursing among the nation's best
    Online excellence

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    News Topics: classes, education, faculty, Internet, nursing, staff, students

    UT Arlington's education and nursing online graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to a new U.S. News & World Report ranking.

  • Exchanging handwritten letters strengthens children’s literacy skills and family ties, new UTA study finds
    Early literacy

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

    News Topics: education, faculty

    A new UTA College of Education study published in the journal, The Reading Teacher, finds that young children who exchange handwritten letters with extended family members develop stronger connections with those relatives and strengthen their literacy skills.