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CoLA Kudos Congratulations to the outstanding contributors from our Theatre Arts Department on their recent KCACTF Region 6 Festival recognitions. Their production, Heal the Divide On & Off Campus earned the following accolades... Meritorious Achievement Recipient: UT Arlington for New Play Development, Meritorious Achievement Recipient: Detra Payne for Mentorship in a New Play, Meritorious Achievement Recipient: William Tanner Mobley for Acting in the role of Parker Worthington, and Meritorious Achievement Recipient: Fatima Flores for Acting in the role of Woman #1. We applaud you!

CoLA Kudos If you missed the October 14th CoLA Deans' Meet & Greet, sponsored by the Liberal Arts Constituency Council, you can view a recording of the live presentation on YouTube. Click here to get started. We've even included some highlights & topic timestamp information in the comments. Stay informed; check it out, today!

CoLA Kudos Congratulations to CoLA Scholar Award and Art History alumna, Mya Lewis, who has played a key role in organizing the upcoming "Makers Summit," an initiating event for the African American Craft Initiative at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The virtual event will occur October 6-8. Read more about this exciting opportunity here.

CoLA Kudos Julian Rodriguez, UTA communications lecturer and faculty advisor of the Hispanic Media Initiative, was interviewed by the National Press Club Journalism Institute. Rodriquez discussed how can journalism schools help reshape the industry to become more inclusive. "It must start with actively cultivating, recruiting, and promoting Latino and African American faculty, followed by meaningful investment in the creation of journalism programs that work together with the industry", said Rodriguez.

Alumni Achievements The International Association for Jazz Arranging and Composition recently invited UTA Department of Music alumna, Tatiana Mayfield, to contribute to their monthly artists' series blog. Such an honor is the invitation to write for the highly curated blog, many in performing arts circles liken it to publishing in a prestigious journal. You can read Ms. Mayfield's article here.

Did You Know? Excited about the Hamilton premiering on Disney+? So are we! Read what Theatre Arts professor and Musical Program head Ann Healy, had to say to the Shorthorn about Hamilton's link to achieving greater diversity in the performing arts. Read the full story, here.

Mavericks Making Moves Volunteers, led by Art+Art History professor, Sedrick Huckaby, recently painted an anti-racism message on a downtown Fort Worth street. "END RACISM NOW" was painted in black and white, over all lanes of traffic in the 800 block of Main Street. Read the Star-Telegram's full story, here.

ICYMI UTA Department of Music's own Tatiana Mayfield was recently featured in the Dallas Morning News. There she spoke of her journey to becoming the first Black American to earn a Master's in Jazz Composition at UT Arlington. Read her story, here.

Did You Know? CoLA faculty are respected contributors to many key conversations about topics impacting America and the world. Dr. Brent Sasley, UTA associate professor of political science, recently wrote an analysis for The Washington Post about the Trump administration's 181-page "Peace to Prosperity" plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Click here to read the featured article.

Inspired Innovation Music Industry Studies Program Director, Professor Jamar Jones, recently sat down with My Arlington TX to talk about uncovering his passion for music at the age of 4 and living his dream every day, UTA. Read more and watch his video here.

CoLA Kudos Congratulations to Dr. Christian Zlolniski. The Sociology and Anthropology Associate Professor was recently named Editor of the bilingual, international journal Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos. Read more here.

Alumni Achievements The Plano City Council has selected Ed Drain, UTA Criminology and Criminal Justice alumnus, as the city's new Chief of Police, KTVT-TV CBS 11 and others report. Drain began his law enforcement career with the Plano Police Department in 1994 and has served as Police Chief in Amarillo since 2016. For the full story, visit here.

Did You Know? A Liberal Arts education can provide students -and future jobseekers- the most comprehensive, versatile foundation for today's ever-evolving career paths. Read more in the Washington Post's education feature, here.

Alumni Achievements UTA graduate Nikola Olic, a software designer and a gifted photographer, was recently profiled in a Dallas Morning News feature story. Olic will showcase his photography in an exhibition at Afterimage Gallery through Feb. 25th. For additional information, visit here.

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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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