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Did You Know On November 10th, UTA—Hispanic Media Initiative (HMI) alumni took home an astounding 11 Emmys. HMI, a program that focuses on the advancement of Hispanic media education, journalism, and research, calls our Department of Communication home and the program has been instrumental in launching the careers of countless media professionals, including the recent Emmy-award winners. Click here for more information.

CoLA Kudos Associate professor of Spanish, Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez, has been named the 2018 winner of the Horacio Zúñiga National Poetry Prize, sponsored by the Instituto Municipal de Cultura de Toluca (Mexico). The award includes a $2500 prize and publication of his book manuscript. Rumor de Primavera Interna en Sueño Negro is, in Ruiz-Pérez own words, "a reflection on loneliness, love and identity, but also on the space lost and recovered by memory and poetry." The award ceremony will take place in Toluca on November 16th. Congratulations!

Did You Know Dr. Ramón Saldívar, a Stanford University English and comparative literature professor, recently highlighted the tremendous value of a liberal arts education in CMAS’ fall 2018 newsletter, AXOLOTL. UTA student and CMAS contributor, Andrés Lesmes, authored the feature article found on pages seven and eight. Click here for more information.

Service and Learning Opps Modern Languages’ German Program will host German Campus Week from November 29th – December 7th. A full week of compelling events will take participants on a deep-dive exploration of the German Texas Experience to discover how German immigrants in Texas have impacted language and culture. Click here to view a listing of scheduled events, dates/times and locations.

CoLA Kudos Zippia, a website dedicated to helping people find and pursue their ideal career, recently named UTA's CoLA the #2 liberal arts college in Texas. Citing its career results, liberal arts enrollment ratio and university performance (including graduation rate and overall affordability) among the deciding factors, CoLA emerged as model program for innovative curriculum and career readiness. Congratulations to the entire CoLA family.
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Did You Know? If you’ve been wondering WHY you should take that liberal arts course in the spring, a new Harvard Business Review article may have just the answers you’re seeking. It explores why businesses need more than just technology to succeed, today’s marketplace.
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CoLA Kudos Dr. Sarah Rose, the director of the UTA disability studies minor and an associate professor of history, was honored at an awards ceremony this week. She, along with four UTA programs - the Disability Studies Minor, Office for Students with Disabilities, Movin' Mavs Adapted Sports & Recreation and UTA Libraries's Texas Disability History Collection - received the Martha Arbuckle Award . The prestigious award, presented by the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, recognizes the most innovative local committee project.
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CoLA Kudos COMM associate professor, Dr. Erica Pribanic-Smith, was recently elected to serve as the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) Administrative Secretary. AHJA advances education and research in mass communication history by leveraging its membership to raise historical standards and highlight the vital role media history has played in advancing society.
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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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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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