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Spring 2016

Inquiry Magazine Archive

  • Winter 2016

    Winter 2016: Energy Evolution

    From carbon dioxide conversion to landfill mining, researchers at UTA are seeking viable alternative energy options.

  • Spring 2016

    Spring 2016: Premium Blend

    Found in everything from space shuttles to dental fillings, composite materials have thoroughly infiltrated modern society. But their potential is still greatly untapped, offering researchers ample opportunity for discovery.

  • Fall 2015

    Fall 2015: Collision Course

    Within the particle showers created at the Large Hadron Collider, answers to some of the universe’s mysteries are waiting.

  • Spring 2015

    Spring 2015: Almost Human

    Model systems like pigeons can help illuminate our own evolutionary and genomic history.

  • Fall 2014

    Fall 2014: Small Wonder

    UT Arlington's tiny windmills are bringing renewable energy to a whole new scale.

  • Winter 2014

    Winter 2014: Overdue for an Overhaul

    The stability of our highways, pipelines, and even manholes is reaching a breaking point.

  • 2012

    2012: Mystery solved?

    Scientists believe they have discovered a subatomic particle that is crucial to understanding the universe.

  • 2011

    2011: Boosting brain power

    UT Arlington researchers unlock clues to the human body’s most mysterious and complex organ.

  • 2010

    2010: Powered by genetics

    UT Arlington researchers probe the hidden world of microbes in search of renewable energy sources.

  • 2009

    2009: Winning the battle against pain

    Wounded soldiers are benefiting from Robert Gatchel’s program that combines physical rehabilitation with treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • 2009

    2007: Sensing a solution

    Tiny sensors implanted in the body show promise in combating acid reflux disease, pain and other health problems.

  • 2006

    2006:Semiconductors: The next generation

    Nanotechnology researchers pursue hybrid silicon chips with life-saving potential.

  • 2005

    2005: Imaging is everything

    Biomedical engineers combat diseases with procedures that are painless to patients.


A Hidden Story

UTA Libraries bringing disability history into the digital world 

Wheelchair basketball player Abu Yilla and volleyball player Judith McGill (1985)

Wheelchair basketball player Abu Yilla and volleyball player Judith McGill (1985)

Through its audio and video recordings, personal papers, photographs, and oral histories, the UTA Libraries' Texas Disability History Collection is tracking the experiences of disabled Texans and the evolution of disability rights. The collection is currently the only one of its kind in the Southwest, and now, thanks to a $25,000 TexTreasures grant, it will be available to a wider audience.

Awarded by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the TexTreasures grant will allow the University to digitize and publish the items on a website set to launch by this summer.

Rebecca Bichel, dean of UTA Libraries, says they are thrilled at the recognition: "The University has long been a leader in disability access and adaptive sports, and continues to blaze new trails in this area."

In developing the website, the library will prioritize accessibility. For example, video and audio files will be described in text for people with hearing or vision impairments, while text-based documents will be converted with optical character recognition software for those using screen readers.

"Twenty percent of the population has a disability," says Sarah Rose, associate professor of history and director of the Minor in Disability Studies program. "Disability history is a different kind of history that is hidden, but exciting to find."

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