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.