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Friday, October 7, 2016

40 years of adaptive sports

Adaptive sports program marks 40 years at UTA

Celebrate 40 years of the Maverick adaptive sports program at "UTA's Disability Rights Legacies" event at noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

Doug Garner, Movin’ Mavs coach and 2015 White House Champion of Change, will speak on the Paralympics, equal rights, and the growth of adaptive sports. Helping Restore Ability CEO Vicki Niedermayer will share her experiences to help deinstitutionalize Texas state schools and nursing homes and efforts to establish the right for people with disabilities to live in the community.

The event coincides with the ongoing exhibit on Building a Barrier-Free Campus: The History of Accessibility at UT Arlington at the Central Library. Both are part of People with Disabilities History and Awareness Month.

The event will be open captioned and is free and open to the public. If you require a disability-related accommodation, contact Trevor Engel at Go online for guest parking details.


Kristoff and WuDunn at Maverick Speakers Series

Maverick Speakers Series-Nicholas Kristoff-Sheryl WuDunn

Pulitzer Prize winners Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristoff enjoyed a few laughs while speaking about human rights Thursday. The couple spoke to a journalism class and dined with VIP guests before the Maverick Speakers series event at Texas Hall. See more photos.

Music, Theatre Arts faculty create original vaudeville musical

troupers: a musical vaudeville

The departments of Music and Theatre Arts collaborated to bring the stories, acts, and music of vaudeville performers to life in a new production, Troupers: A Musical Vaudeville. Theatre arts Assistant Professor Anne Healey penned the story and directs the show while music Professor George Chave and Jeff Lankov, a former music faculty member, created the arrangements. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 12-15, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in the Mainstage Theatre of the Fine Arts Building. For tickets, go to

Clinton, Trump topic of Political Science Week panel today

Political Science Week wraps up Friday, Oct. 7, with a panel discussion on "How Did We Get Clinton and Trump? The Legacy of the 1968 Election and the Politics of Division." LEARN MORE.

Voter registration opportunities on campus

register to vote

Register to vote on campus with help from Student Congress and the Center for African American Studies. The deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, election is Tuesday, Oct. 11. Look for registration tables at various campus locations 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Also register 8 a.m.-2 p.m. through Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Suite 129 of the Swift Center. Or register through

First IDEAS session on student motivation, engagement

IDEAS Center logo

Faculty members are invited to the first IDEAS Faculty Development session—"Student Motivation and Engagement Matter"—9 a.m.-noon Monday, Oct. 17, in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. Lunch and a certificate of completion for attending will be provided. RSVP by ‪5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Volunteers needed for Parent-Family Weekend

The Parent and Family Center needs volunteers for Parent and Family Weekend on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22. Volunteer online.

Emergency generator test Friday

Facilities Management will test the emergency electrical generators 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Carlisle Hall, Engineering Lab Building, Engineering Research Building, Geoscience Building, E.H. Hereford University Center, Nedderman Hall, and Woolf Hall. LEARN MORE.


Mav Milestones

Downtown Arlington Management Corporation annual meeting

UTA hosted this year’s Downtown Arlington Management Corporation annual meeting, which focused on the phenomenal growth of UTA, its efforts toward community engagement and urban planning, and how it is shaping its graduates to meet the workforce and the intellectual capital needs of a sustainable megacity of the future. READ MORE.

Coming Up


Pride Week, through Friday, Oct. 7

Research Integrity Symposium, Friday, Oct. 7

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, Saturday, Oct. 8

Presidential Debate Watch Party, Sunday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 19

UTA Faculty and Friends Chamber Orchestra, Monday, Oct. 10

The Clothesline Project: Domestic Violence Awareness, Monday-Friday, Oct. 10-14

Bed Races, Wednesday, Oct. 12

Troupers: A Musical Vaudeville, Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 12-16

Fall Choral Festival, Thursday, Oct. 13

Friday Night Film Series: Suicide Squad, Friday, Oct. 14



Mav Milestones

News Center

UTA in the News

Campus Construction

Pardon Our Progress

Training and Workshops

Blackboard for Faculty

Business Affairs Training

Human Resources Training

MARK Advisor Training

Maverick Service Excellence

Cross Timbers Procurement Center workshops

University-Industry Contracts webinar series

Maverick Life

Art and Entertainment

Conferences and Workshops

Maverick Speakers Series

Talks and Lectures

UTA Tickets

Sports and Recreation

Athletics News

Group Exercise at the MAC

Intramural Sports


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