For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Anderson Cooper

Claim standby tickets for Anderson Cooper

Standby tickets are available online to see CNN anchor Anderson Cooper for the Maverick Speakers Series.

Cooper will appear at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at College Park Center with moderator Krys Boyd, host and managing editor of KERA-FM's midday talk show Think.

You can claim free standby general admission tickets at Holders of printed standby tickets will be seated, space permitting, 10 minutes before the show starts. While organizers anticipate being able to accommodate all standby ticket holders, it is not a guarantee.

Cooper's appearance in November was postponed due to the journalist being assigned to report on the massive destruction in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan. 

Cooper took his background in war correspondence for Channel One News and ABC to CNN in 2001, where he reported on major breaking news stories and handled live coverage for the military conflict in Baghdad. His show, Anderson Cooper 360°, has aired on CNN since 2003. He has earned many accolades throughout his career, including several Emmys, a Peabody, and two GLAAD Media awards.

Inquiry Magazine

New 'Inquiry' magazine investigates infrastructure woes

What can be done to improve the nation’s aging infrastructure? Can natural gas drilling contaminate the water supply? What does a landfill in Denton have to do with renewable energy?

Learn the answers to these questions and more in the newest issue of Inquiry, UT Arlington’s research magazine, now available online.

You’ll also find stories on how University researchers are using a popular video game to treat people with mental illnesses, turning everyday inhalers into tools to help regrow damaged lungs, and uncovering a forgotten text that provides new insights into a beloved poet.

Now published twice a year, Inquiry sports a fresh look and features sections that spotlight faculty and student exploration as well as a research-based opinion piece on a hot topic.

snow on library mall

University monitors weather

Texas weather can hit the upper 70s one day and drop below freezing the next. In severe weather cases, such as ice or snow, will business and classes continue?

UT Arlington closely monitors severe weather forecasts and will notify students, faculty, and staff should local conditions affect the status of the University, including classes, programs, events, and activities.

There are numerous ways to access official information about the status of the University. All announcements will be communicated via University email in MavWire EXTRA (faculty and staff) and TrailBlazer EXTRA (students).

Notices will be posted on UT Arlington's home page, recorded information will be available on the University's Emergency Information Hotline at 1-866-258-4913, and announcements will be sent to local media outlets. Information also will be available on the University’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

Career Month workshops help students prepare for Job Fair

A great resume and polished interview skills don't happen by chance, and that's why Career Month brings workshops to help students and alumni do their best at the spring Job Fair.

See the workshops schedule for resume writing and interview preparations. Career Month's highlight is the spring Job Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Maverick Activities Center.

The Career Development Center sponsors interview sessions with companies throughout the semester.

Law in effect concerning false alarms, reports

Since Sept. 1, 2013Section 42.06(b) of the Texas Penal Code mandates that the penalty for the offense of making a false alarm or report involving a public or private institution of higher education is a state jail felony.

  MavPic Mariachi Club

I'm with the band

Jesus Silva, left, advertising senior; Roger Martinez, anthropology senior; and Cynthia Munoz, biology junior, spiced up the Activities Fair at the booth for the UT Arlington Student Mariachi Band Club. The musical group is in its first year on campus. The fair, which provided students a chance to learn about student clubs and organizations, was last Wednesday in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Save dates for Black History Month events, Black Leadership Institute

Leadership is one of the themes of Black History Month on campus.

Join other future leaders at the Black Leadership Institute 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Register online by Saturday, Feb. 1. The leadership program is free and open to all students.

The Sankofa "Black in the Day" Kickoff starts the month's events with student performances, trivia games, exhibits, and more noon-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Upcoming programs include:

“Deep in the Heart of Black Texas: Why We Celebrate Black History Month” with Marvin Dulaney, associate professor of history, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.

 “Minorities and Changing Times, One Person’s Experience” with James Sweatt III on Friday, Feb. 7RSVP required.

See the complete schedule for details. Black History Month programs are sponsored by the African American Faculty Staff Association, the Center for African American Studies, and Multicultural Affairs.

Student groups needed for Maverick Experience for prospective students

Join in for a great Maverick Experience for prospective students Saturday, Feb. 1.

Maverick Experience, formerly called Preview Day, needs student organizations for the Student Life Fair 1-2:30 p.m.

Sign up online. For questions, contact Rebecca Esposito at

Restaurants open Saturday

Three campus dining spots will be open Saturday, Feb. 1, in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Chick-fil-A opens at 7:30 a.m., Pizza Hut at 11 a.m., and Starbucks at 8:30 a.m. All close at 1:30 p.m. The trio is open for the Maverick Experience, formerly known as Preview Day for prospective students. 

MavPic Poster sale -spring 2013

Artistic endeavor

Freshmen Rainah McIntyre, biology, and Emily Eggleston, fine arts, flip through wall art options at the poster sale last week in the University Center Gallery. The four-day sale gave students some discount dorm decor, sponsored by EXCEL Campus Activities.


Workshops, groups address challenges of college life

Counseling and Psychological Services offers screenings and workshops for students this semester. Register online.

MAVS-Talk Series at the MAC are 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays in Room 213 of the Maverick Activities Center. Topics are: Relationships, March 6; Stress, March 27; Anger, April 10; and Anxiety and Academics, April 24.

MAVS-Talk Series at Preston Hall meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 104. Topics are: Stress, Feb. 12; Self Compassion, Tuesday, March 18; Depression, March 26; and Grief, April 16.

MAVS Talk Emotional Health Screenings provide a free emotional health or substance abuse screening. Then meet with a counselor one-on-one for interpretation. Screenings are 3:30-4:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, Room 213, Maverick Activities Center, and at the spring Health Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, Bluebonnet Ballroom, University Center.

Nominations needed for Maverick of the Month

If you know a student or faculty/staff member who exemplifies The Maverick Way, you can nominate him or her to receive the Maverick of the Month distinction.

Each month the UTA Ambassadors solicit nominations for one student and one faculty/staff member for their commitment to living The Maverick Way.

Nominations for February are due by Monday, Feb. 24. Email Jennifer Fox at for details.


Mentoring moment

Darinisha Turner, nursing freshman, stopped by the UTA-HOSTS! table at Wednesday's Activity Fair to learn about National Mentoring Month from Veronica Guzman-Rendon, the group's adviser and a student development specialist in the Student Activities Office. UTA-HOSTS! (Helping Other Students to Succeed) is a student mentoring program. The fair was in the Palo Duro Lounge of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

Register now for Social Work's upcoming chili competition

Put your cooking skills to the test by entering the School of Social Work’s second annual Chili Cook Off.

Register for free by Wednesday, Jan. 29. Send an email with the subject “2014 Best Chili” to and note your type of chili (vegetarian, beef, chicken, etc.).

Serve up samples 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Room 107 of Social Work Building B.

Diners pay $5 with drinks provided. Proceeds benefit the Social Work Constituency Council.

Tail-waggin' Wednesdays return

The dogs are back at the Central Library for Tail-Waggin' Wednesdays for the spring semester.

Paws with Partners will bring their lovable collection of registered therapy dogs on Feb. 5, March 5, and April 2 to the second floor of Central Library. Stop by 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to relax and soak up some unconditional love.

Studies have proved that petting a friendly dog reliably lowers blood pressure and stress-related hormones in the blood, slows the heart rate, regularizes breathing, and releases tension from muscles. These effects can be achieved after only five to 24 minutes of interaction with a cheerful pup.

See the schedule for Duke, Molly, Max, and Sugar.

Distinguished Alumni Award nominations accepted

The Alumni Association is accepting 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award nominations. This is the highest honor an alumna/alumnus can receive from UT Arlington.

Award criteria and a nomination form are on the Alumni Association website. The deadline for submitting nominations is Tuesday, April 1. Awards will be presented at the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Gala on Saturday, Oct. 18.

For more information, contact Stephanie Thompson at 817-272-2594.

MavPic NolaBound

Picture this

Cody Hoffman, management senior, pictures himself bound for New Orleans and the Sun Belt Conference Championship. The Maverick cheerleader enjoyed the SBC's NOLABound Tailgate Tour at Thursday's basketball game against Troy. The men's team won 59-56.


ACES is now accepting proposals

The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) is a University-wide symposium that showcases UT Arlington’s undergraduate and graduate students’ research and creativity.

Undergraduate and graduate students work with faculty mentors in their disciplines to write and submit abstracts for the competition. Past winners have presented research on gene therapy, business relations, army recruiting, pain control, better tools for builders, history, philosophy, biochemistry, and engineering. They have presented works of art, literature, music, and stage performances. Winners receive monetary prizes.

Deadline for abstracts is midnight Friday, Feb. 7.

The ACES Symposium is set for Wednesday, March 26, in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

MavsArt exhibit seeks submissions

The UT Arlington Libraries are accepting submissions from UTA students, staff, and faculty for the spring 2014 MavsArt exhibit.

Both 2-D and 3-D submissions are accepted. Applications to display works are accepted through Thursday, Feb. 13. Artwork will be displayed on the first floor of the Central Library through the spring semester starting Thursday, Feb. 20.

MavsArt is a semester-long program that showcases the artistic talents of UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty. The first MavsArt exhibit featured cartoons, digital art, photography, Victorian hair mourning, assemblage pieces, and traditional paint on canvas.

For more information, visit the MavsArt page or email

Check List


Jan. 27-Feb. 23

Freshman progress report grades available in MyMav Student Center

Jan. 27-Feb. 24

Late applications accepted for spring graduation

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Census Date

Last day for undergraduate students to reserve graduate courses for graduate credit

Thursday, Jan. 30

Grade exclusion site opens

Add, swap, drop, or withdraw from spring classes

To withdraw from classes once the term has begun, undergraduate students must meet with an academic adviser in their major department.

If you drop or withdraw on or before the Census Date, Wednesday, Jan. 29, no grade will be recorded on your transcript to reflect the drop. Courses dropped by the Census Date also will not be counted toward the six-course drop limit that affects students who entered a Texas public college or university in fall 2007 or later or the excessive hours tuition law that affects students who have more than 45 hours in excess of the hours required for a degree plan. Read more about this state law and procedures for its implementation at UT Arlington.

Note deadlines to apply for graduation for spring candidates

Monday, Jan. 27, was the deadline to apply for graduation for the spring 2014 term. Candidates for graduation who missed this deadline can apply through Monday, Feb. 24.

The filing fee is $40, with an additional $60 late fee, and is non-refundable and non-transferable to another term. Students should apply to graduate in MyMav. Read the graduation application instructions

Before students apply to graduate, they should verify with their academic adviser that they are eligible to graduate at the end of the graduation application term. Read more about graduation requirements.

Freshman progress reports on MyMav

Progress reports are being posted for freshmen through Sunday, Feb. 23. See your grades in the MyMav Student Center. Unlike final grades, you can see progress report grades as soon as they are entered. See your academic adviser with questions or concerns. A list of advising offices is online.

Order final transcript

Winter Intersession students can order their final transcript in MyMav or through the alternative order form site.

Print your own enrollment verification

Enrollment verification for the spring semester is available online. To print your verification, log on to MyMav, go to Student Center, and click on Request Enrollment Verification to access the National Student Loan Clearinghouse.

Going Out
  UTA Presents

Art and Art History hosts open house Friday

Art Open House

The Art and Art History Department hosts its first open house Friday, Jan. 31, with tours, exhibits, collections, and demonstrations by students and faculty members.

The open house is 1-5 p.m. at the Fine Arts Building and the Studio Arts Center and concludes with the Faculty Biennial XIV Art and Research Exhibition reception 5:30-8 p.m. at The Gallery at UTA.

At the Studio Arts Center, watch silk screen photo-based printmaking, mixed media painting, illuminated glass and sculpture creation, a sculpture foundry pour, and glass techniques.

In the north section of the Fine Arts Building, experience a drawing workshop, studio tours, lectures, demonstrations of gaming arts, digital photography, and more. 

See the open house schedule for details.

Saturday, Feb. 1

UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert Clifton Evans, assistant professor of music and director of orchestras, conducts the UTA Symphony Orchestra Concert. Tickets $8 general public, $5 students. 8 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Monday, Feb. 3

Guest Chamber Recital The Mount Vernon Chamber Music performs. Free. 8 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Black History Month Kickoff Sankofa "Black in the Day" begins Black History Month with exhibits, student performances, trivia games, and more. Free. Noon-2 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural AffairsBlack History Month.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Honors Music Recital Free. 8 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Coming up

Women's Basketball Mavericks vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, noon Thursday, Feb. 6; and vs. Texas State, 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15Tickets $3 with student ID. Games at College Park Center. Athletics.

Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6; and vs. Texas State, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15Tickets $3 with student ID. Games at College Park Center. Athletics.

Concerts and Recitals Guest Bassoon Recital, free. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7; UTA Wind Symphony Concert, Saturday, Feb. 8, tickets $5 with student ID; A Cappella Choir, free, noon-1 p.m., and Trombone Choir Concert, free, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music.

Friday Night Films The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Feb. 7; and Gravity, Feb. 21. Free fresh-popped popcorn while supplies last; other concessions for sale. Tickets $1, $1.50 with credit card. 8 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E.H. Hereford University Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.

Spring Concert: Big Sean Hip-hop recording artist Big Sean performs for the spring concert. VIP student tickets are $30 for reserved seating in the first four rows of sections B, C, and D. General admission tickets are  $15 for students, $20 for faculty and staff, and $25 for the general public. Tickets are limited to four per person. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, Texas Hall.


The Gallery at UTA: Faculty Biennial XIV This exhibition shows what Department of Art and Art History professors accomplish in their creative endeavors outside the classroom. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Through Feb. 8Art and Art HistoryThe Gallery at UTA.

Special Collections: Howdy, Mr. President! A Fort Worth Perspective of JFK Photos of President John F. Kennedy's visit to Fort Worth in November 1963 are from the historic Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection in Special Collections. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Feb. 8. UT Arlington LibrarySpecial Collections.

Mindful Moments Learn mindfulness techniques to help deal effectively with stress. New day. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Mondays, Room 310, Ransom Hall. Health Services.

The Maverick Lens: Views from the Library This annual photo exhibit reflects the diversity of learning, living, and working at UT Arlington. See also "50 Years of Views." 8 a.m.-7 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through March 5. UT Arlington Library.

Visual Resource Commons and Gallery The Jonathan A. Campbell and Tanya G. Dowdey African Art Collection is a multi-dimensional collection of 11th-20th century art and artifacts. Free. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Planetarium The spring schedule includes new shows Back to the Moon for GoodExoplanets, and Molecularium, plus returning favorites Pink Floyd and Spacepark 360Planetarium.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Learn More


Tuesday, Jan. 28

Safe Zone

Safe Zone Ally Training Learn how to be supportive to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Register online. Free. 1-4 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. LGBTQA Program.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Study Abroad Fair Learn about the more than 400 study abroad programs in 62 countries where UTA Mavericks can earn credit toward their degrees while having the adventure of a lifetime. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. UTA Study Abroad.

Maversity Workshop Maversity's fun and interactive workshops provide a safe space to probe hot topics like gender, race, stereotypes, prejudice, privilege, personal identity, socio-economic class, and social justice issues. Lunch provided. Free. Noon-1 p.m., Concho Room, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs.

Eating on the Run Start the semester off with the tools to eat well with limited time and with limited effort on your part. Look at staples to keep; how to whip up fast, nutritious, tasty meals; snacks to take to class or work; and better choices when on the run. $5. 7-8 p.m., Room 213, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.

Friday, Jan. 31

Rachel Ryan

Is the Dallas-Fort Worth Region Future-Ready? Futurist Rebecca Ryan, right, shares four trends that will rock your community in the years to come, why now is the moment for action, and how smart communities are leveraging these trends and forcing disruptive changes to make their communities more engaging, responsive, and attractive to current and future generations. Free, but reservations required. Reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., Room 204, Architecture Building. School of Urban and Public Affairs.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Rape Aggression Defense Class Female faculty, staff, and students can learn self-defense. Register. Free for female faculty, staff, and students. Maverick Activities Center. UTA Police.

Graduate Workshop: Search Smarter: Researching on the Web Discover search tips for the social web, the deep/invisible web, and the archived web. Register online. Free. 10-11 a.m., online. Graduate Studies.

Monday, Feb. 3

Jaime Reed

Anderson Sports Performance Lecture Series Jamie Reed, right, senior director of medical operations for the Texas Rangers, speaks on “Managing the Health of MLB Pitching and the Business Behind It.” He was awarded the 2013 Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers President’s Distinguished Service Award. Free. Noon, Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Activities Center. Kinesiology.

Maverick Boot Camp An intense, exciting one-hour workout gets your heart racing and your muscles burning. $25. 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 3-26, west lawn, Maverick Activities Center. Also, March 24-April 16Campus Recreation.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

D Stefan Dancila

Wind and Ocean Current Energy Harvesting: Potential and Challenges D. Stefan Dancila, right, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, addresses the potential and challenges associated with harvesting renewable energy from wind and ocean currents. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

Major Exploration Free. Noon, Room 110, Preston Hall. University CollegeSuccess Series.

Coming up

GIS Workshop: Mapping Happiness Use geographic information systems (GIS) to create a customized happiness index for each country using environmental sustainability and economic indicators. No GIS experience is required. Free. 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Room B20, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

Minorities and Changing Times, One Person's Experience Guest speaker is James Sweatt III, the first African American to graduate from the Washington University School of Medicine and serve on the Parkland Memorial Hospital board and as president of the Dallas County Medical Society. He is the nephew of civil rights pioneer Heman Marion Sweatt, the first African American admitted to the UT School of Law. RSVP to or 817-272-5300. Free. Noon Friday, Feb. 7, Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Black History Month.

Maverick Speakers Series "An Evening with Anderson Cooper" with moderator Krys Boyd, host of KERA-FM's talk show Think, Monday, Feb. 10, College Park Center; standby tickets only at Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent, "Medicine and Media," Tuesday, March 18, College Park Center; tickets available Thursday, Feb. 13. Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs correspondent, "The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You," Tuesday, April 8, Texas Hall; tickets available Thursday, March 6Maverick Speakers Series.

Graduate Workshops Word for Dissertations and Theses, Wednesday, Feb. 19, and Tuesday, March 25; and Writing Skills: Umbrella Writing (Wired Coffee and Papers), Saturday, March 1. Register online. Graduate Studies.


Center for Students in Recovery Celebrate Recovery 12-step meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Room 107, Social Work Building; and student-led, open Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, noon, Wednesdays, Room 314, Central Library. Center for Students in Recovery.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Sports Notes
  Brandon Edwards and Anthony Walker

Grab bag: Senior forward Brandon Edwards, 35, grabs for the ball with junior forward Anthony Walker, 44, as backup in Saturday's game with South Alabama. Edwards had 12 rebounds against Troy and 11 against South Alabama.

Basketball Mavs win against Troy, South Alabama

The men's basketball team posted consecutive wins last week at College Park Center. The Mavericks' 59-56 victory over Troy on Thursday was followed by a 73-65 win over South Alabama on Saturday. The team is 9-10 overall and 4-3 in Sun Belt Conference play.

The Mavericks play at Western Kentucky on Thursday, Jan. 30, and at Georgia State on Saturday, Feb. 1.

The women's team dropped a 73-72 heartbreaker in overtime to South Alabama on Saturday at College Park Center. The team lost 86-62 to Troy last Wednesday. The Mavs are 1-17 on the season and 0-7 in league play and compete Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Western Kentucky and Saturday at Georgia State.

Track teams take third, individual firsts at Nebraska meet

The men's and women's indoor track and field teams each placed third at Nebraska's Mark Colligan Memorial on Saturday.

For the men, Clayton Vaughn, first in the 60 meters and third in the 200 meters; Quentin Butler, third in the 60 meters and long jump; Ryan Tilotta, third in the mile and the 3000 meters; and Anthony Hilliman, third in the 800 meters and fourth in the mile.

In the women’s meet, Ashly Wright won first in the 800 meters; Sydney Hampton won the mile with Hannah Nilsson second and Gabriela Alfonzo third; and Tamerah Gorham was third in the 800 meters.

Next is the Varsity Apartments Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Wichita, Kan.

Sports shorts

 The Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team plays Friday-Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, in Wichita, Kan.

The women's tennis team is at home against Midwestern State and Tarleton State on Saturday, Feb. 1.; Dallas Baptist and Stephen F. Austin on Feb. 8, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Feb. 13.

The men's tennis team plays Lamar at Beaumont on Monday, Feb. 3, followed by home matches against Louisiana-Lafayette, Feb. 9; Cameron, Feb. 15; TCU, Feb. 16; and UT Pan American, Feb. 21.

Intramural basketball entry deadlines this week

Upcoming deadlines for intramural sports include: preseason basketball, Tuesday, Jan. 28; basketball, Wednesday, Jan. 29; rock climbing, Tuesday, Feb. 4; and racquetball, Friday, Feb. 7.

See the intramural sports schedule. Pick up entry forms at the Services and Information Desk of the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 817-272-3277 or email

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In Quotes

Sexual exploitation must be recognized

Should farming come to West Dallas?

Legacy addressed in State of the Union

"Even with the abundance of firsthand accounts in slave narratives, the sexual exploitation of slave women is rarely a topic discussed even today, and it has not been addressed with any depth in popular representations of slavery in film and television."

"It pieced together these various elements: helping at-risk youth and promoting public health, green space, community gardens, a foodie culture, hipster localism."

"One of the things presidents want to do in their second term is allow themselves to use foreign policy as a way to establish a true legacy."

— Cedrick May, associate professor of English and director of digital humanities research, on sexual abuse of slaves and the film "12 Years A Slave."
The Dallas Morning News

— Don Gatzke, dean of the School of Architecture, on an urban farm in New Orleans that could be replicated in West Dallas.
D Magazine

— Victoria Farrar-Myers, professor of political science, on topics expected to be covered in President Obama's State of the Union address tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Fox 4 News



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