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…