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UTSA launches new Americans with Disabilities Act website

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(July 29, 2013) -- To further support a diverse, inclusive culture by continually improving and expanding disability awareness and access in its campuses, programs and activities, UTSA has launched a new website, "Americans with Disabilities Act Disability Resources at UTSA." The website serves as a one-stop destination for UTSA disability resources.

The website was created to help the UTSA community move toward seamless accessibility for all of its members. It comes as a result of collaboration by members of the UTSA ADA Accessibility Committee.

Browse the site to learn about the disability resources available to students, faculty, staff and visitors to UTSA. A detailed FAQ regarding the history of the ADA, parking and more is available. Additionally, anyone can report a barrier to accessibility at a UTSA campus or find a detailed list of accessibility contacts on UTSA campuses.

"This was a much-needed resource for UTSA," said Dianne Hengst, director of Student Disability Services. "This website serves as a portal to all of our university's ADA policies, resources and programs, and it is part of our commitment to serving every member of our university community equally."

>> Read more about UTSA's commitment to ADA compliance and accessibility.

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The UTSA ADA Accessibility Committee serves in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations to the president of The University of Texas at San Antonio to coordinate and improve the university's efforts to provide programs, activities and facilities that are accessible.

 

 

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UTSA makes the grade with a strong core curriculum

UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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25Veinticinco exhibit opening reception

This exhibit includes prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists who worked in collaboration with a master printer in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. It runs through Oct. 12.
Downtown Campus Art Gallery, Durango Building Room 1.122, Downtown Campus

Aug. 28, 12 p.m.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Advancing Research and Transformative Practice

This book talk will feature a presentation by the book’s co-editors Anne-Marie Núñez, ELPS associate professor, Sylvia Hurtado, professor at the University of California Los Angeles, and Emily Calderón Galdeano, director of research for Excelencia in Education.
Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus

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As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus


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