UTA’s Dr. Sarah Rose recognized for disability history research

The state of New York honored Sarah Rose, associate professor of history and director of UTA’s disability studies minor, for excellence in using state archives for an extensive research project which led to the publication of her book, “No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s.” Read more on the UT Arlington’s News…

UT Arlington shares its legacy of building a barrier-free campus with Austin

October is designated Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month. In honor of the recognition and to increase public awareness on the subject, the Building a Barrier-Free Campus: University of Texas at Arlington’s History of Accessibility exhibit is currently on tour in Austin.  The exhibit was jointly curated in 2016 by Dr. Sarah Rose, Associate Professor of History…

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer encourages liberal arts education

On December 12, 2016 the Honorable Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States gave a presentation at University of Texas at Arlington as part of the Maverick Speaker Series. During the Q&A portion of the evening, Breyer was asked what a student should major in to pursue a future in law. Breyer’s…

UTA alumna named new Chief for Geography and Map Division

Paulette Marie Hasier has been appointed chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress. Hasier has nearly 20 years of library and geospatial information program management experience, most recently as branch chief of the U. S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s GEOINT Research Center and Pentagon Map Library. Hasier is the ninth…

Upcoming Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers Immigration Forum

The College of Liberal Arts will host an immigration forum Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers at University of Texas at Arlington on February 3, 2017 from 8:30am until 3:30pm. Given the timeliness of the topic, the day will be thought-provoking for scholars and students alike in examining the impact immigration has on people, ideas, and actions in the US….

UTA awards four 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program grants for innovative ideas that address high-priority issues in society

UTA has awarded four seed grants to interdisciplinary research projects that address growing problems such as loneliness among the elderly, the need for sustainable green education spaces, the health crisis among urban American Indians or the mechanisms behind heart failure among the elderly. “All these awards represent important research innovations and could create a real…

Q+A with new UTA History Department Chair

Dr. Scott W. Palmer joins UTA College of Liberal Arts as History Department Chair. We sat down for a brief Q + A to learn more about his personal and professional sides. You are a Russian historian by training. When and where did your interest in Russia begin?  I became interested Russia shortly after I…

UTA history professor interviewed on new pioneer woman book

Christopher Morris, a UTA history professor, was interviewed extensively about Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman, a new book by Mary Mann Hamilton, on WBUR 90.9’s On Point program. Morris’ part of the interview starts on the NPR Boston, Mass., station about the 30:25 mark. The book is about the bold, gritty…

UTA Center for Greater Southwestern Studies hosts presentation by Edward H. Miller

The Center for Greater Southwestern Studies invites you to attend Sunbelt Politics: The Rise of the New Right Thursday, April 14th, 2016 In 1956, Dallas Congressman Bruce Alger’s strategic conversion on race represented a seminal moment in the evolution of the Republican Party in the once solidly Democratic South. Subsequent events affected the political calculations…