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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"The Big Event," UTA's biggest day of service in the community, will take place on April 9. More than 1,300 projects will receive attention this year thanks to efforts being coordinated by Student Affairs.
Ritu Khanduri, seen here with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, is just one of the standout Liberal Arts faculty members attracting international attention for emerging research and digital humanities strategies.
Assistant Art Professor Sedrick Huckaby has been named among seven winners of a prestigious competition hosted by the National Portrait Gallery. The Gallery will display the art until Jan. 2017, then it will travel to three additional museums, including one in Texas.
UTA's annual Glass Art Sale and Show takes place Saturday, April 2 at the Studio Arts Center. A highlight of the school year, the Department of Art + Art History event features the artistic brilliance of students, faculty and staff.
UTA hosts its annual Pre-Law Day on Feb. 27 at the University Center. The symposium is free to the public and features four law school deans along with the LSAT exam writer from the world-recognized Law School Admission Council.
Christian Zlolniski, associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Center for Mexican American Studies, has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Mexican American Studies Field of Study Advisory Committee.
Vijayan Pillai, a UTA School of Social Work professor and internationally recognized expert in women’s rights and reproductive health in developing countries, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the United Kingdom.
UTA researchers supported by a new College of Liberal Arts initiative are creating a data-driven, digital map of historic sites of conflict involving Native Americans in Texas to help others investigate online and better understand history.
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.
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.