Colloquium Series

The Honors Colloquium Series are informal academic discussions by faculty, staff, and students of the Honors College. The colloquium occurs once a month in the Fall and Spring semesters, and is free and open to the student body.

Spring 2022

February 18th - TBD
March 25th - TBD
April 15th - TBD 

Fall 2021

The Longest War: America in and out of Afghanistan
Professor Brent Sasley
Department of Political Science
September 24th

Latrines, Saris, and Salt: How clean water saves lives and promotes gender equality around the globe
Professor Erin Carlson
Department of Nursing and Health Innovation
October 15th

Particles in the Air and Mortality in the Great London Smog of 1952
Professor Andrew Hunt
Department of Earth and Environmental Studies
November 12th

Spring 2020

What You Don't Know: The Illusion of Knowing vs. Mastery
Professor Jimmy Rogers
Department of Chemistry
12 noon, Friday, February 28, 2020

Changes in Middle Class Blacks' Beliefs About Racial Inequality and Affirmative Action, 1985-2016
Professor Jason Shelton
Director, Center for African American Studies
12 noon, Friday, March 20, 2020

Professor Diane Jones Allen
Director, Landscape Architecture Program
12 noon, Monday, April 20, 2020

Fall 2019

Evil Women: Witches, Harlots, and Madwomen
Professor Donna Akers
Department of Women and Gender Studies
12 noon, Friday, September 13, 2019

A Brief Introduction to Russian Iconography
Professor Scott Palmer
Department of History
2 pm, Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Illegal Immigration in Historical Perspective
Professor Kenyon Zimmer
Department of History
12 noon, Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Spring 2019

Insights into organ regeneration from an extreme model system – snakes!
Professor Todd Castoe
Department of Biology
February 15, 2019

“Race” and Human Origins Museum Exhibits
Professor Shelley Smith
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
March 22, 2019

Becoming Builders Again in an Age of Crisis
Professor Douglas Klahr
School of Architecture
April 19, 2019

Fall 2018

Coral Ecology, Coral Disease and Bleaching: What will coral reefs look like in the future?
Dr. Laura Mydlarz
Department of Biology
September 21, 2018, 106 College Hall

Climate Change: The Impact for Texas
Dr. Arne Winguth
Deprtment of Earth & Environmental Science
October 19, 2018, 106 College Hall

Baby Business: Reproductive Tourism
Dr. Amy Speier
Deprtment of Sociology and Anthropology
November 30, 2018, 106 College Hall

Spring 2018

Landscape Architecture: Teaching, Research, and Practice
Professor Diane Allen
Department of Landscape Architecture
February 16, 2018

Service Learning and Clinical Education in Nursing: A Delphi Inquiry
Professors Denise Cauble and Thomas Dombrowsky
College of Nursing and Health Innovation
March 23, 2018

How Does Medieval Medicine Work?
Professor Jacqueline Fay
Department of English
April 27, 2018

Fall 2017

The Community as a Lab: Research Approaches to Address Social Issues
Dr. Karabi Bezboruah
College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs
September 15, 2017

Manipulating Consent Online During the Election: Why Data Privacy Matters
Professor Estee Beck
Department of English
October 20, 2017

Art Therapy for Veterans at the University of Texas at Arlington
Professor Amanda Alexander
Department of Art & Art History
December 1, 2017

Spring 2017

Do You Live in a News Bubble?
Professor Mark Tremayne
Department of Communication
February 17, 2017

“Why Don’t I Get It?” : Understanding the Science of Science Learning
Distinguished University Professor Ann Cavallo
College of Education
March 31, 2017

Exploratory Research in Mathematical Problem Solving
Distinguished University Teaching Professor James Epperson
College of Science
April 21, 2017

Fall 2016

Shrinking Cities: A Global Problem and Local Challenges for City Planning
Professors Mahyar Arefi and Ivonne Audirac
Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture
September 16, 2016

'The i'Mpossible Project': Storytelling Meets Research
Professor Regina Praetorius
School of Social Work
October 21, 2016

Will a Robot Be Your Next Friend?
Professor Julienne Greer
Department of Theatre Arts
December 2, 2016

Spring 2016

Changing the World One Place at a Time: Urban Affairs and Policy
Dr. Enid Arvidson, Dr. Colleen Casey, Dr. Rod Hissong
Department of Public Affairs
February 26, 2016

The Synthetic Chemist's Guide to the Universe
Dr. Frank Foss, Jr.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
March 25, 2016

Leisure and the Humanities: What’s Necessary for an Intellectual Life?
Dr. Nakia Pope
Department of Philosophy
April 29, 2016

Fall 2015

The Power of One: The Impact of Near-Peer Mentoring on Bilingual/First Gen Mentors
Professor Carla Amaro-Jimenez
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
September 18, 2015

The Cultural Politics of Enchilada Westerns
Professor Chris Conway
Department of Modern Languages
October 16, 2016

Evidence of the Persistence of Employment Discrimination and Exclusion in the United States
Dr. Myrtle P. Bell
Department of Management
December 4, 2015

Spring 2015

Robots in Healthcare
Professor Deborah Behan
College of Nursing and Health Innovation
February 20, 2015

Academic Libraries as Makerspaces
Dean Rebecca Bichel
UT Arlington Library
March 20, 2015

Science, Aesthetics, and the Creatures of the Abyss
Professor Stacy Alaimo
Department of English
April 17, 2017

Fall 2014

Culinary Shakespeare
Professor Amy Tigner
Department of English
September 19, 2014

Landscape Architecture: The New Environmental Profession
Professor Pat Taylor
Landscape Architecture Program
October 17, 2014

Formula SAE: Theory and Practice
Professor Robert Woods
Director of the UT Arlington FSAE Team
November 21, 2017

Spring 2014

Why Do African-Americans Pray So Often?
Professor Jason E. Shelton
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
February 21, 2014

American Crimes Against Humanity: Colonialism, Genocide, and the Destruction of Native America
Professor Donna L. Akers
Interdisciplinary Studies Program
March 21, 2014

Exiting Prostitution: How Research Shapes Practice and Policy
Professor Andrea Cimino
School of Social Work
April 18, 2014

Fall 2013

Can Boy George Save the Throne??
Professor Elisabeth Cawthon
Department of History
September 20, 2013

Is American Influence Declining in the Middle East?
Professor Brent Sasley
Department of Political Science
October 18, 2013

Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change: What‘s the Prognosis?
Professor Laura Mydlarz
Department of Biological Science
November 15, 2013