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Black and white image of Jim Hayes worked hard to push a track chair into a stadium.
Exhibit Dates: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to Tuesday, January 31, 2017

“Building a Barrier-Free Campus” explores how UTA began to become a model accessible campus for students with disabilities starting in the mid-1960s—a time when disabled students had no right to attend K-12 schools or college. The exhibit covers a broad timeline (mid-1960s to today) and introduces viewers to both UTA’s status as a leader in disability accessibility today and the multi-championship-winning Movin’ Mavs adapted sports program. 

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Coffee For Finals
Coffee For Finals, Tue, Dec 6
Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 8:00pm to Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Event Location: 
Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Science & Engineering Library
First come, first served at the following dates, times, and locations.
Sponsor: 
UTA Libraries
Coffee For Finals
Coffee For Finals, Wed, Dec 7
Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 8:00pm to Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Event Location: 
Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Science & Engineering Library
First come, first served at the following dates, times, and locations.
Sponsor: 
UTA Libraries
Coffee For Finals
Coffee For Finals, Thu, Dec 8
Event Date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:00pm to Friday, December 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Event Location: 
Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Science & Engineering Library
First come, first served at the following dates, times, and locations.
Sponsor: 
UTA Libraries
Coffee For Finals
Coffee For Finals, Fri, Dec 9
Event Date: 
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 8:00pm to Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00am
Event Location: 
Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Science & Engineering Library
First come, first served at the following dates, times, and locations.
Sponsor: 
UTA Libraries
Coffee For Finals
Coffee For Finals, Sat, Dec 10
Event Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:00pm to Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 12:00am
Event Location: 
Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Science & Engineering Library
First come, first served at the following dates, times, and locations.
Sponsor: 
UTA Libraries
Coffee For Finals
Coffee For Finals, Sun, Dec 11
Event Date: 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 8:00pm to Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:00am
Event Location: 
Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Science & Engineering Library
First come, first served at the following dates, times, and locations.
Sponsor: 
UTA Libraries
Coffee For Finals
Coffee For Finals, Mon, Dec 12
Event Date: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 8:00pm to Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:00am
Event Location: 
Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Science & Engineering Library
First come, first served at the following dates, times, and locations.
Sponsor: 
UTA Libraries
Coffee For Finals
Coffee For Finals, Tue, Dec 13
Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 8:00pm to Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 12:00am
Event Location: 
Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Science & Engineering Library
First come, first served at the following dates, times, and locations.
Sponsor: 
UTA Libraries
Coffee For Finals
Coffee For Finals, Wed, Dec 14
Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 8:00pm to Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 12:00am
Event Location: 
Architecture & Fine Arts Library, Science & Engineering Library
First come, first served at the following dates, times, and locations.
Sponsor: 
UTA Libraries
Book cover for The Big Brain Puzzle Book, by Terry Stickels
Author discusses how puzzle books help your brain, Fri, Jan 13
Event Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library sixth floor parlor
Presenter: 
Terry Stickels

Terry Stickels, internationally syndicated puzzle writer and lifetime Mensa member, will stimulate your brain, stretch your mind, and show you ways to avoid age-related dementia. He trains audiences to use the powers of their minds to improve mental flexibility and develop creative problem-solving skills. Stickels will demonstrate how great thinkers think through the use of puzzles.

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Libraries
border land map
Border Land: The Struggle for Texas, 1821-1846, Thu, Jan 26
Event Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library 6th Floor Parlor
Presenter: 
Sam Haynes, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies
Ramona Holmes, Director of Digital Creation, UTA Libraries

This project seeks to map sites of conflict between Native Americans and Euro-Americans in Texas from the creation of the First Mexican Republic to the outbreak of the U.S.-Mexico War (1821-1846). Texas during this period was the most diverse region of the North American continent. It had long been home to several woodland tribes, who had migrated to the area from the Lower Mississippi Valley around 700 A.D. The region's population increased dramatically in the eighteenth century, when northern residents of New Spain established settlements above the Rio Grande.

Sponsor: 
UTA College of Liberal Arts
UTA Libraries
multicultural women
Multicultural Women's Historical Archive in North Texas, Thur, Feb 9
Event Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library 6th Floor Parlor
Presenter: 
Sonja S. Watson, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and Associate Professor of Spanish
Kenton Ramsby, Assistant Professor

In a 2007 report for the National Women’s Studies Association, titled “Questions for a New Century: Women’s Studies and Integrative Learning”, Amy Levin posed the following questions with regard to the future of Women’s Studies programs in the U.S. and abroad:

Sponsor: 
UTA College of Liberal Arts
UTA Libraries
Book cover for The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, by
Author to discuss book on Native American slavery, Fri, Feb 17
Event Date: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library sixth floor parlor

From the time of the conquistadors until the early 20th century, tens of thousands of Indians were enslaved in the New World to work the gold and silver mines. This “other slavery” predated African slavery and lasted far longer. Reséndez makes the case that the indigenous population of North America was decimated not by smallpox, but by slavery. He argues that although Indian slavery was illegal, those who wanted to profit used social collusion and labor coercion to enslave the Indians. He challenges us to consider how influence, power, and capital are used to enslave people today.

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Libraries
David LaFevor
Creating a Digital Archive of Ecclesiastical Documents in the Siete Villas of Cuba, Thur, Feb 23
Event Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library 6th Floor Parlor
Presenter: 
David LaFevor, assistant professor of Latin American history and digital humanities
Ana Gregorio Cano, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Following practices the PI has developed since 2005, Professor Gregorio Cano and graduate students would assist in the collection, digitization, creation of metadata, and preservation of some of the most important historical documents related to the African diaspora in the Western Hemisphere. This will generate new scholarship, democratize access to historical sources, and will create international partnerships between Cuban universities and UTA. The importance of this emerging relationship for the near future cannot be overstated.

Sponsor: 
UTA College of Liberal Arts
UTA Libraries
Spanish engraving
Editing Hernán Cortés’ Cartas de relación: A Contribution to the Digital Library of Old Spanish Texts, Thur, March 9
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library 6th Floor Parlor
Presenter: 
Sonia Kania, Associate Professor and Chair of Modern Languages

Although the field of Spanish philology has made strides in recent decades toward the goal of publishing faithful editions of Old Spanish texts, there is still a lack of reliable primary sources. This is especially troubling for the historical linguist, who, in the absence of an oral record, must recur to written sources for his or her data. In the area of Colonial Spanish studies, we are fortunate in the fact that the Spanish colonizing enterprise has left us with a plethora of documentation.

Sponsor: 
UTA College of Liberal Arts
UTA Libraries
points of light on a globe
Spatial History Research Collaborative, Thur, March 23
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library 6th Floor Parlor
Presenter: 
Andrew Milson, Professor of History
John Garrigus, Associate Professor of History

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an increasingly valuable technology for managing and analyzing multiple forms of geographic data. Researchers in the natural and social sciences were among the earliest groups to adopt GIS for the visualization, analysis, and mapping of biological, geological, political, and sociological phenomena. As the science and technology supporting GIS have improved, the tool has become more commonly used for research in a wide array of fields and has gained broad acceptance for commercial, governmental, and educational applications.

Sponsor: 
UTA College of Liberal Arts
UTA Libraries
Blue Texas, by Max Krochmal
Book cover for Blue Texas, by Max Krochmal, Fri, March 24
Event Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library sixth floor parlor
Presenter: 
Max Krochmal

This program coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Texas Labor Archives, which later merged with the Texas Political Archives, the University Archives, and the Jenkins Garret Collection to form Special Collections. Max Krochmal drew extensively from UTA’s AFL-CIO

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Libraries
robot on keyboard
Humor in Healthcare Waiting Rooms to Enhance Human-Robot Interaction, Thur, April 6
Event Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library 6th Floor Parlor
Presenter: 
Julienne Greer, Theatre Arts
Kris Doelling, Research Scientist, UTA Research Institute

In this project we use Theatre Arts performance methodologies for an assistive robot to serve the participants in the Office of Student Disabilities, Lakewood Village Retirement Community, and the main office for The Dept. of Theatre Arts. This is a study to inform how Human—Robot Interaction (HRI), specifically the use of improvisational humor in an assistive robot, may positively impact attitudes between humans and robots.

Sponsor: 
UTA College of Liberal Arts
UTA Libraries
Book cover for No Asylum, by Steve Sherwood
Author to discuss his novel set in a national park, Fri, April 14
Event Date: 
Friday, April 14, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library sixth floor parlor
Presenter: 
Steve Sherwood

Aldo Springer, Chief Park Ranger at Fort Pawnee National Historic Site in Kansas, defies his own judgment to conceal Amanda Lowenthal, a 28-year-old escapee from the state hospital for the criminally insane, who murdered her family when she was fourteen. When she demands asylum and threatens to jump from the crow’s nest of a flagpole, Springer—loathed by his superintendent and recently banished from the Rocky Mountains to Kansas—risks everything. Sherwood has written a compelling novel about escape and hope.

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Libraries
Leopold Eidlitz
Kathryn E. Holliday, Leopold Eidlitz--Friends of the Libraries
Event Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library, 6th floor

Kate Holliday, architectural historian and UTA associate professor, offers a critical examination of the work of New York architect Leopold Eidlitz. He was America’s first Jewish architect, a founding member of the American Institute of Architects, and the first American to define modern organic architecture. Eidlitz created a fusion of structure and ornament that defied the Gilded Age’s aesthetic and alienated powerful beaux-arts-trained American architects.

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Libraries