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Cooking laboratory at Grubbs Vocational College, early 1920s
Exhibit Dates: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016 to Saturday, August 20, 2016

Arlington College opened its doors to 75 students in 1895.  Today, that number will not even fill a large lecture hall on the University of Texas at Arlington campus. From land expansion to structural development, student population growth, and academic advancement, UTA has survived eight name changes and, at times, a tenuous existence to become one of the finest academic facilities worldwide.

Black and white image of Jim Hayes worked hard to push a track chair into a stadium.
Exhibit Dates: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to Friday, September 16, 2016

“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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Digital Exhibit: ¡Viva México!
Digital Exhibit: ¡Viva México!

The Golden Age of the Mexican comic book, known in Spanish as historietas, began in the 1930s with the publication of comic book digests that serialized U.S. strips like Superman, Dick Tracy, and Betty Boop, combining them with strips by Mexican creators. This digital exhibit celebrates the artistry, invention and diversity of the Golden Age of Mexican comic books. Here, through these humble comics, are the heroes and villains, the triumphs and the tragedies, and the cultural icons that have defined modern Mexico.

Special Collections
Peggy Semingson, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Approaches to Personalizing Online Learning
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Presenter: 
Peggy Semingson

Approaches to Personalizing Online Learning

Sponsor: 
UTA Libraries
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi