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There has been an interesting development on campus, as the higher-ups at The University of Arkansas at Little Rock are in the process of hiring a Founding Dean for the new UALR Honors College. The …

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Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today
October 8, 2014 – 4:58 pm | Comments Off

Allan Ward’s book, “Civil Rights Brothers: The Journey of Albert Porter and Allan Ward” commemorates the 50 years that friends Porter and Ward fought for racial equality and civil rights. -Left to right- Trevor Collins, Allan Ward, Michael R. Twyman, Director of Institute on Race and Ethnicity. Photo courtesy of Donna L. Shelton, Web Communications Specialist at the Institute on Race and Ethnicity.

by Carmien Penny

The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity hosted a free event on Tuesday Sept. 30 at the Bailey Center to give people an opportunity to meet with Allan Ward, an author, civil rights activist, and speech communication professor emeritus. Read the full story »

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CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open
November 5, 2014 – 9:23 pm | 6 Comments

Junior political science major Aaron Lazenby demonstrates how difficult it is for a fully-grown adult to ride a child's tricycle. Photo by Alexis Williams

“Everyone deserves a childhood.” Read the full story »

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Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan
November 5, 2014 – 9:19 pm | One Comment

SAPAC's Summer 2014 Interns included students from around the United States

The political science department and international studies program hosted a presentation by Munawar “Sufi” Laghari on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The presentation, entitled “Pakistan-U.S. Relations: Human Rights Abuses in Sindh” gave Laghari the opportunity to discuss human rights abuses against Sindhis in Pakistan. Read the full story »

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The untold stories: From Our House to your house
November 20, 2014 – 11:18 am | One Comment

Many of us complain about little things and wish our lives could be better, or at least easier, but we often forget that some people are less fortunate. Some people do not have enough money to sustain themselves, and have to go live in a shelter. Read the full story »

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Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor
November 20, 2014 – 11:23 am | One Comment

Image courtesy of UALR

With support from their professor, four students hosted UALR’s first annual graduate and honors conference on Oct. 23, 2014 at the Arkansas Studies Institute. Read the full story »

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Best Female Athlete: Paige Mason
December 11, 2014 – 8:44 am | Comments Off

Mason plans to return to California upon graduation and pursue her dreams of illustrating for children’s books and the daily newspaper. Photo by KenDrell Collins

Senior Paige Mason was selected as the Best Female Athlete for the 2014-2015 Best of UALR Awards. Read the full story »

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BEST SORORITY: Delta Sigma Theta
December 11, 2014 – 8:43 am | Comments Off

“Delta Sigma Theta President Renata Shirlee credits their success to their collective “energy, drive, and dedication.” Photo courtesy of Renata Shirlee

The votes are in, and students voted Delta Sigma Theta as the Best Sorority on campus. Read the full story »

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Major Spotlight: Anthropology
March 20, 2015 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

Anthropology is a contemporary discipline that deals with human issues from a historical, biological, linguistic, and cultural perspective. The anthropology program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers students an opportunity to gain experience by participating not only in projects, but research opportunities. There are four fields within anthropology including archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.

At UALR, a BA in Anthropology consists of at least 32 credit hours of anthropology. Some classes an anthropology major can expect to take include physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, anthropological theory, linguistics, and an archaeology course. Buried Cities, Ancient Lives and Eating Cultures, Anthropology of Food were offered in 2014 as special courses.

Some special topic courses that were recently offered include the anthropology of death, as well as, Islam and gender. Another course listed was ‘Teaching the Future: The Anthropology of Education’. The class was taught by Dr. Simon Hawkins and asks “What do we really learn in school? What is an educated person? Do schools change society or perpetuate it?”

UALR’s Anthropology Club is listed on their site as one of the most active student groups on campus.  According to UALR’s anthropology website, “Current and recent activities include the UALR campus garden, participating in Fossil Day at the Museum of Discovery, volunteering at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, a field trip to the (now UNESCO World Heritage Site) Poverty Point, maintenance and documentation of a historic cemetery, organizing campus Food Day activities, registering an archaeological site with the state, organizing Darwin Day activities, trying their hand at making stone tools, and bringing scholars such as Maya archaeologist Dr. Anabel Ford to campus.”

Anthropology is useful even outside of a college setting. It allows students opportunities to develop their critical thinking and analysis, as well as honing communication skills. They will learn how to study people and the inner workings of communities and organizations. It also provides training applicable to today as the economy becomes increasingly international and the workforce more diverse.

One of the primary concerns for those interested in pursuing anthropology is what to do after attaining a degree. However, there are many career and educational options for anthropology majors. Like other majors, more opportunities tend to present themselves after pursuing an advanced degree. Unlike other majors however, many jobs pertaining to this particular degree won’t necessarily be listed under anthropology.

According to the American Anthropological Association “Academic anthropologists find careers in anthropology departments, social science departments, and a variety of other departments or programs, such as medicine; epidemiology; public health; ethnic, community, or area studies; linguistics; cognitive psychology; and neural science.”

Students that have majored in anthropology at UALR have ended up in jobs such as staff member at Women’s Project, a Little Rock nonprofit organization; Environmental Specialist at Arkansas Department of Health; and Pipeline Safety Specialist with Arkansas Public Service Commission.
In the end, Anthropology is the same as other majors in that it will have strengths and weaknesses that have less to do with the field and more to do with an ever changing job market.

An advantage however, according to the AAA, is that anthropology is “a career that embraces people of all kinds. It is a discipline that thrives with heterogeneity—in people, ideas, and research methods. Anthropologists know the wisdom of listening to multiple voices and linking the work coming from researchers who bring different backgrounds and apply various approaches to their endeavors.”

Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today
October 8, 2014 – 4:58 pm | Comments Off
Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today

by Carmien Penny
The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity hosted a free event on Tuesday Sept. 30 at the Bailey Center to give people an opportunity to meet with Allan Ward, an author, civil rights activist, …

CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open
November 5, 2014 – 9:23 pm | 6 Comments
CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open

“Everyone deserves a childhood.”

Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan
November 5, 2014 – 9:19 pm | One Comment
Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan

The political science department and international studies program hosted a presentation by Munawar “Sufi” Laghari on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The presentation, entitled “Pakistan-U.S. Relations: Human Rights Abuses in Sindh” gave Laghari the opportunity to …

The untold stories: From Our House to your house
November 20, 2014 – 11:18 am | One Comment

Many of us complain about little things and wish our lives could be better, or at least easier, but we often forget that some people are less fortunate. Some people do not have enough money …

Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor
November 20, 2014 – 11:23 am | One Comment
Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor

With support from their professor, four students hosted UALR’s first annual graduate and honors conference on Oct. 23, 2014 at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Best Female Athlete: Paige Mason
December 11, 2014 – 8:44 am | Comments Off
Best Female Athlete: Paige Mason

Senior Paige Mason was selected as the Best Female Athlete for the 2014-2015 Best of UALR Awards.

BEST SORORITY: Delta Sigma Theta
December 11, 2014 – 8:43 am | Comments Off
BEST SORORITY: Delta Sigma Theta

The votes are in, and students voted Delta Sigma Theta as the Best Sorority on campus.

UPC hosts poetry and open-mic event
March 20, 2015 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

Since the beginning of time storytelling and other types of theatrical performance have been ways in which people entertain and express their beliefs. The characteristics of rhyme and rhythm have always been present in these …

Student Organization Spotlight: Brother’s Keeper
March 20, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

Brother’s Keeper is one of many student led organizations at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  This organization focuses on student involvement on and off campus.
“Brother’s Keeper is a student led organization who serves …

Staff Spotlight: Marjorie Williams-Smith
March 20, 2015 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

Professor Marjorie Williams-Smith teaches in the Art Department here at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. This semester she teaches Intro to Graphic Design and Typography and last semester she taught two sections of …

Sustainability Column: Recycling
March 20, 2015 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

Most of us have heard the expression “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” at least once in our lives.  We all know that this refers to taking steps to help the environment, but why is it important?  The …

UALR celebrates Earth Day
March 20, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be hosting and participating in numerous events to celebrate Earth Day.  Starting March 21, UALR’s Sustainability Committee will be participating in Heifer International’s annual Beyond Hunger event.  …

Police Beat
March 20, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

Commons Building Contraband
Officers located a green leafy substance, suspected to be marijuana but not confirmed, in the commons building on Tuesday, March 10, around 10 a.m.  Campus police took the contraband into their possession …

TV Discovery: The West Wing (Shashank Avvaru & Zach Martin)(In)
March 13, 2015 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

The success of the House Of Cards has proved that in the ever-growing nest of worldwide phenomena there is room for everyone, even movies and TV shows in the political genre.
But years before there was …

Fifty Shades Falls Short (1st edit GF)(2nd edit KC)(In)
March 13, 2015 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

It takes many elements to make a movie. If not properly executed, a movie will not be successful either at the box office or in the eye of the audience. The final box office statistics …

I Am the Messenger (1st edit GF)(In)
March 13, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

“Yes, Dylan was on the brink of stardom when he was nineteen. Dali was well on his way to being a genius, and Joan of Arc was burned at the stake for being the most …

A Martini of the Asian Persuasion (1st Edit GF)(In)
March 13, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

When an old friend from out of state decides to stop by for a night, it really just makes sense to grab a drink together and catch up. My friend told me to pick the …

College Classics: Revenge of the Nerds (Shashank Avvaru & Zach Martin) (1st edit GF)(In)
March 13, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

“All our lives we’ve been laughed at and made to feel inferior. And tonight they trashed our house. Why? ‘Cause we’re smart? ‘Cause we look different? Well, we’re not. I’m a nerd and I’m pretty …

Princess Kaguya outruns The Lego Movie (1st edit GF)(2nd KC)(In)
March 13, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is one of those little seen movies.  It has a 0.7 million gross, and yet, it is a better movie.
A common accusation thrown at the Oscars is that old …

Evolve Delivers Big (GF 1st Edit)(2nd edit TH)(In)
March 13, 2015 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

The screen brightens and your surroundings become clearer. Tall trees and damp underbrush fill the canyon like landscape on which you stand. Rain falls from a very dark and threatening sky. The apparent forest around …

Student Services Success Initiative to host Etiquette Express event
March 9, 2015 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

On Wednesday, March 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 pm., the Student Service Success Initiative (SSSI), also known as the African American Male Initiative (AAMI) will be hosting Etiquette Express in the Donaghey Student Center …