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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 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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Library Fun Fair 2016 poster
Fun Fair 2016, Mon, Aug 29
Monday, August 29, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Come join us for a fun filled evening! Fairgoers can enjoy varying activities from robot races to giant jenga. Play games, grab some food, and make memories with friends.

Sponsor: 
UTA Libraries
Book cover for The Bankhead Highway in Texas, by Dan L. Smith
Author to discuss book on Bankhead Highway in Texas, Fri, Sep 9
Friday, September 9, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Presenter: 
Dan L. Smith

Celebrate the centennial of America’s first all-weather transcontinental highway, which connected Washington, D.C. and San Diego by crossing through 850 miles of Texas. Dan Smith gives the history of the Bankhead National Highway, named for U.S. Senator John H. Bankhead of Alabama, explains the Good Roads Movement, and provides a spiral-bound guide full of colorful detailed maps and photos of the Texas route county-by-county from Texarkana to El Paso. Perfect for a road trip!

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Library
Peggy Semingson, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Approaches to Personalizing Online Learning, Wed, Oct 19
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
Book cover for Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World, by Donald Kyle
Author to discuss sports in the ancient world
Friday, November 4, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Presenter: 
Donald Kyle

In the updated second edition of his book, UTA history professor Donald Kyle debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks. He explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle, how each culture responded to the other’s entertainment, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures. Kyle examines sport and spectacle in the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response.

 

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Library
Texas Tradition Chorus
Four-part harmony a cappella chorus to sing in the holidays
Friday, December 2, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

After a three-year absence, the Texas Tradition Chorus returns to jump-start the holiday season with a rousing musical performance. The Burleson-based group of women is a four-part harmony a cappella chorus that sings barbershop-style arrangements in a variety of genres

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Library
Book cover for The Big Brain Puzzle Book, by Terry Stickels
Author discusses how puzzle books help your brain
Friday, January 13, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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 Library
Book cover for The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, by
Author to discuss book on Native American slavery
Friday, February 17, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

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 Library
Blue Texas, by Max Krochmal
Book cover for Blue Texas, by Max Krochmal
Friday, March 24, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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 Library
Book cover for No Asylum, by Steve Sherwood
Author to discuss his novel set in a national park.
Friday, April 14, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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 Library