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Did You Know? The Downtown Arlington Startup Crawl is this Thursday, 10/18, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. It's a "crawl" that will showcase more than 16 different startups, while offering you a chance to visit five locations and tour three co-working spaces. Rain or shine, you won’t want to miss this! To ride the FREE shuttle, check in at the Startup Lounge, Startup Lounge, 505 W. Nedderman Drive, Campus Center-Suite 109. Tickets are $10/person.
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Did You Know? Rebecca Deen, UTA chair of political science, previewed last night’s debate between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, KERAnews.org and Austin’s KUT 90.5 AM reported. Deen said that the issue for both candidates going forward focuses on voter turnout for the election.
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CoLA Kudos... CRCJ professors, Drs. El Sayed and TenEyck, were recently published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, which is the #2 criminology journal for 2017. Their paper, “Estimating Relative Stability in Developmental Research: A Critique of Modern Approaches and a Novel Method,” explores how an individual’s traits and behaviors can align with anti-social outcomes.
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CoLA Kudos... BFA candidate Alex Lozano was recently accepted into his second international exhibition of the year. On the heels of surpassing thousands of entries to earn a spot in Japan's Toyama Museum of Glass, Lozano's latest work - chosen for its exemplary craftsmanship, ingenuity and innovation - will be showcased in China's Third Session of Craft Glass Creation & Design International Competition and Exhibition from October 15th to November 15th. Congratulations, Mr. Lozano!

CoLA Kudos... The Disability History Association Board of Directors has selected No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s-1930s (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2017) as its 2018 Outstanding Book Award winner. The book's author is CoLA's own Sarah Rose, Director of the minor in Disability Studies. Congratulations Dr. Rose!

Did You Know? Have you ever debated taking a Humanities course, only to choose a class you believed to offer more "marketable skills?" If your answer is yes, YOU'VE GOT TO READ THIS OP-ED! It might just be the missing piece
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Did You Know? Medical humanities is an emerging interdisciplinary field of medicine which includes the humanities, social sciences and the arts and their application to medical education and practice. Our new course Introduction to Medical Humanities (HUMA 3340 U/G, HUMA 5392 Grad) offers the foundational instruction needed for success in both medical school and various health-related careers. Explore this innovative new opportunity.

CoLA Kudos... Dr. John Rodri­guez, CRCJ Associate Professor, has been tapped to lead a workshop on the topic of gangs and social media at the 32nd Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference, to be held June 25 - 27, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. He will present his findings on "Gang Presence in Social Media: Data Mining Twitter, Facebook, and Other Social Media Outlets" to an estimated 600+ law enforcement administrators/officers and school faculty and staff members.

CoLA Academics

In the College of Liberal Arts - CoLA, we use creative, interdisciplinary approaches to address the challenges of a complex, global society.

COLA departments and centers cluster into the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. They are comprised of highly skilled faculty and students who are dedicated to advancing the human experience through research, scholarship, and creative activity.


The Department of Art and Art History’s internationally recognized research programs (Visual Communication + Emerging Media, Film and Video, Intermedia, Glass, 3D Studio, 2D Studio, Photography, Art History, Art Education) provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate training in theoretical, experimental and applied art, design and new media.

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The Department of Communication at the University of Texas at Arlington is a diverse community of engaged award-winning scholar/educators, enthusiastic students, and dedicated staff.

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The Criminology and Criminal Justice Department provides students with an academically sound education in criminal justice and prepares them for management positions with municipal, state and federal agencies. Students who are new to the discipline have opportunities for internships with local criminal justice agencies and law offices.

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The undergraduate and graduate programs in English offer a wide range of courses in literature, rhetoric, composition, and literary, cultural, and digital media theory. Their overall purpose is to enable students to succeed in teaching, scholarship, and writing, or in other fields that value strong backgrounds in language, rhetoric, and the study of culture through texts, media, and traditions of discourse.

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Students choose to study History at UTA for many different reasons. Some have a passion for learning and creating. Others enjoy analyzing evidence, forming their own arguments, and engaging in spirited debate. All are curious about the world around them and want to understand how it came to be.

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The Department of Linguistics and TESOL offers a minor, a BA, an MA, and a Ph.D. in linguistics, the scientific study of human language. We also offer an MA and two certificates in TESOL, focusing on teaching English to adult speakers of other languages, here and abroad.

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The Department of Modern Languages (MODL) prepares students for success global competence in an increasingly interconnected world. Global competence is a critical component of 21st-century education

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The UT Arlington Department of Music is an exciting program offering both graduate and undergraduate degrees in music. Students work with an exceptional, world-renowned faculty, who work with them to realize their musical potential.

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The Department of Philosophy and Humanities offers a B.A. major in philosophy and B.A. minors in classical studies and philosophy, as well as language instruction in Greek and Latin. The department consists of six philosophers and two classicists.

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Our faculty members study people, power, networks, and politics in places as near as your town and as far away as your imagination.We offer classes covering American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Public Policy.

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The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is one of twelve academic departments within the College of Liberal Arts. We offer Bachelor of Arts degrees and minors in Sociology and Anthropology as well as a Master of Arts degree in Sociology.

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Department of Theatre Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington is fast-growing..... As a student at UTA, you will discover a myriad of opportunities for involvement in every aspect of theatre arts. Students are free to pursue their training and growth as far as their interests, talents, and commitment will allow.

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To recruit, educate, train, and inspire future leaders of character committed to the Army Values and prepared to lead in a complex environment as officers in the Army, dedicated to a lifetime of service to the Nation.

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The Pre-Law Center at UT-Arlington is an advising and resource center that serves students in every major at the university. Whether you have known all your life that you want to be a lawyer, or simply are curious about legal studies, we can help.

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At the University of Texas at Arlington, the Women's and Gender Studies minor enables students to speak knowledgeably and with sensitivity about the issues surrounding women and gender in our modern culture.

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