Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today
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 »
Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan
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 »
UALR professor and 2 others dead in arson, murder-suicide
Three people were killed, including a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor, in an alleged arson, murder-suicide in Maumelle on Friday night, according to a Maumelle Police Department spokesperson.
Firefighters responded to a call for a structure fire at about 9:55 p.m. at 151 Auriel Circle in Maumelle.
As firefighters entered the home of James Wilbanks, a UALR College of Business professor, they discovered an unconscious female lying on the floor, the release stated. She was pulled from the home. The release stated she died from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.
Firefighters found another woman in a bedroom of the home and a man in the living room, all deceased from apparent gunshot wounds to the head. Additionally, two dogs were also found shot to death at the home.
The home was significantly damaged by the fire, the release said.
The two women were later identified as Wilbanks’ wife, Tatiana Wilbanks and sister Elizabeth Wilbanks.
According to the Maumelle Police Department, officers have never been called to the home for any type of domestic disturbance.
Maumelle police said they are investigating the case and the investigation is on-going. Police have not released further details on who they think was the suspect in the slayings.