Recurring Events

Student Events

Festival of Ideas Research Institute

The Festival of Ideas began in 2005 with a generous donation by UT Arlington alumnus Mustaque Ahmed (’81). In 2007, that support grew into an endowment to further strength the program’s ability to offer six events each year to the university academic community and the community at large. These events have included lectures by scholars in History, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, and Physics.

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Spotlight Research Forum

CoLA’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.

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The acCOLAdes event is a recognition ceremony for student recipients of awards and scholarships from the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) and the University of Texas at Arlington. The CoLA students that receive recognition represent many disciplines, but they have one thing in common: a standard of excellence.

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Congratulations to all students eligible to participate in Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, May 14, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Globe Life Field in Arlington. The University of Texas at Arlington has a lot of useful information for graduates and their families, we encourage you to visit the UTA Commencement Webpage.

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