May 3 at 12 pm: “More than Four Paws” panel on service dogs

Coming up on Wednesday, May 3, 12-1 pm…   More than Four Paws:  Everything You Wanted to Know about Service Dogs but Were Afraid to Ask   Where: University Hall 25 (basement floor of 601 S. Nedderman Dr, UT Arlington) When: Wednesday, May 3, 12-1 pm   Have you ever wondered what the difference is between service dogs…

Dr. Abu Yilla on “More than the minimum: Educating people with disabilities”

Paralympic medalist Dr. Abu Yilla on “More than the Minimum: Educating People with Disabilities” Monday, April 3, 12-12:50 pm University Hall 25   Hosted by the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society for students with disabilities.  All are welcome to attend!  CART will be available (captioning on a laptop).   Dr. Abu B. Yilla received his master’s and doctorate degrees from…

“Rebound: A Wheelchair Basketball Story” documentary at UTA

See the award-winning documentary The Rebound: A Wheelchair Basketball Story   Experience the spirit of a sport in this true story of the Miami Heat Wheels’ quest for glory, and the journey of three adaptive athletes in search of new dreams.     Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7 pm-8:30 pm Maverick Activities Center (MAC) Lone Star…

Disability historian Rabia Belt speaks 3/1 at 12 pm on “Outcasts from the Vote”

Disability historian Rabia Belt speaks on “Outcasts from the Vote: Women, Suffrage, and Disability in the Long Nineteenth Century U.S.”   Join us for a multi-department observation of diversity presented by Stanford Law Assistant Professor Rabia Belt. The lecture is centered around the Women’s History Month theme, “Speaking the Body: Image, Text, and Screen.”  Co-sponsored…

Disability Studies Minor Meet & Greet

Stop by to learn more about the Disability Studies Minor, meet current minors, internship partners, and faculty that teach for the minor! Monday, October 24th, 11:30-1:30, University Hall 13.  Free Lunch!

I Am UTA Study Abroad: Students Talk Disability & Health Issues Abroad Panel Event

Next Wednesday, October 19th from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Rio Grande (upper level UC) the UT Arlington Disability Studies Minor, the Office for Students with Disabilities, and the Office of International Education will be co-sponsoring the “I Am UTA Study Abroad: Students Talk Disability and Health Issues Abroad” panel to continue our I Am UTA Study Abroad panel series. This interactive…

Beyond a Barrier-Free Campus: UTA’s Disability Rights Legacies

Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of the Movin’ Mavs Wheelchair Basketball Program and independent living provider Helping Restore Ability. Featuring the ongoing exhibit on “Building a Barrier-Free Campus: The History of Accessibility at UT Arlington.” Monday, October 10, 12 pm-1:30 pm UTA Central Library Sixth Floor Parlor 702 Planetarium Place, Arlington, TX Free pizza! UTA Movin’…

The i’Mpossible Project: Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt

Learning to Live Mentally Well in College Broadway actor Josh Rivedal presents a one-man play, education session and panel discussion on suicide, mental health & diversity. (free popcorn!). No RSVP required. Organized by Counseling and Psychological Services & the School of Social Work and co-sponsored by the Disability Studies Minor. If you require a disability-based…

Raise Your Voice! Roundtable

The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities and the Disability Studies Minor are co-hosting a Disability Issues Legislative Roundtable at UTA. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about how to do legislative advocacy and to share your views on pressing issues for disability communit(ies). It comes with a free lunch and the opportunity to meet…

History Student Explores Disabilities on Display

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For a week this summer, History senior Trevor Engel spent hours looking through old documents, surrounded by collections of skulls and mummified remains. Engel, who is researching anatomical museums and eugenics, was awarded a Wood Institute travel grant from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the chance to spend time…

UTA earns NEH grant to develop online portal for disability history

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Brenda McClurkin, l, project director and department head of UTA Libraries Special Collections, and Sarah Rose, r, project co-director, associate professor and director of the minor in Disabilities Studies Program. Leading U.S. disability history scholars and practitioners will converge at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries in July to formalize…

UTA starts offering American Sign Language

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UTA is making history by introducing its first ever American Sign Language course. The offering supports the institution’s mission statement of embracing diversity and public service, as well as a longstanding commitment to serving students with disabilities.  “The Dallas/Fort Worth area is home to a thriving Deaf community that considers itself to…