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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.

CoLA Kudos... Dr. Chuong Vu, Violin and Viola Lecturer with UTA's Department of Music, will perform at the special concert celebrating Vietnam's nomination to the United Nations (UN) Security Council and 73rd Independence Day. Vu, tapped at the invitation of Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, will showcase his musical talents before 500 special guests including top-ranking world leaders at the UN National Headquarters in New York City on September 26.

Did You Know? Department of Music Chair, Dan Cavanagh, recently released his second album with teacher-turned-colleague Dave Hagedorn. The duo's new release, titled "20 Years," features 15 tracks of what Hagedorn has labeled "creative jazz," including four completely improvised pieces. Check out this collaborative masterpiece, two decades in the making.

CoLA Kudos... Professors Zascavage (CRCJ), Maher (THEA), Breuer (HIST), Aiken (COMM), Zhan (COMM), and Gans (COMM) have each been selected to participate in the "Collaborate UTA: Focus on Teamwork" Professional Learning Community (PLC). This initiative, as part of the university's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), will focus on increasing the roles of collaboration and teamwork in online instruction.

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.

Did You Know? UTA's Criminal Justice Week is September 24-27, and will feature captivating presentations on topics including: "Forensic Botany," "Human Trafficking," "Gang Crime Cases," and "Domestic Violence." Don't miss it!

Service Learning Opportunities... The UTA Fall "All Majors" Job Fair, hosted by the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center, will be held on Wednesday, September 26th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Maverick Activities Center. Over 150 employers-seeking full and part-time employees, as well as interns-are expected to attend.

CoLA Kudos... Fast Capitalism, an interdisciplinary academic journal for the social sciences and humanities, recently released issue 15.1. The journal has assembled scholarly essays that range in theme and discipline but collectively underscore a political focus rooted in critical theory. Dr. David Arditi, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Theory at UTA, will begin serving as Editor with the next issue.
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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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