UA Little Rock students Zheng Zhang, Tho Nguyen, Weam Felimban, and Rodrigo Luizetto offer a rebuttal to opposing team captain Ahmad Sales in the Intensive English Language Program debate on Nov. 21, 2017.

IELP students debate to practice language skills

Eight UA Little Rock students in the Intensive English Language Program debated the usefulness of robots on Tuesday, Nov. 21, as part of their classroom assignment. Their main challenge wasn’t the assigned topic or even their personal uneasiness with public speaking. It was the challenge of debating in their non-native language. Continue reading “IELP students debate to practice language skills”

Giving Tuesday at UA Little Rock.

UA Little Rock joins global #GivingTuesday movement

Alumni and friends are invited to support the University of Arkansas at Little Rock during this year’s #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28. Continue reading “UA Little Rock joins global #GivingTuesday movement”

Nathan Taylor, Sylvia Szwedo, Kassandra Castrillo, Paloma Salazar, Lora Heath, and Dr. Jim Winter​. Not shown: Courtney Curry, Jaylen Gregory, and Kristen Gregory

Science Scholars present research at state conference

Eight students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock recently presented their research at the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Conference in Fayetteville on Oct. 27-28, 2017. Continue reading “Science Scholars present research at state conference”

UA Little Rock Alumni Association names new director

Ryan Miller has been hired as director of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Alumni Association.

Miller began his new position Thursday, Nov. 16. For the past two years, he has served as the associate director for student and young alumni outreach for the Arkansas Alumni Association at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

During that time, Miller grew student alumni association membership to the highest record membership in the 20-year history of the organization by doubling membership from the previous year. He also developed and improved campus-wide events.

Prior to working with alumni, Miller was the assistant director of U of A Conference Services in the Walton College of Business and also a program coordinator for executive education within the Walton College of Business.

“Ryan has a passion for higher education in Arkansas and a wealth of experience in alumni relations,” said Andrea Angel, associate vice chancellor for alumni and development. “We are proud to have him as the director of the UA Little Rock Alumni Association and look forward to strengthening the connection of our alumni with their alma mater through Ryan’s leadership.”

Miller earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership, both from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

“The UA Little Rock Alumni Association is poised to create significant positive change on campus and throughout Central Arkansas, and I look forward to reconnecting our graduates to campus and showing them the new initiatives being made to strengthen our state,” Miller said.

“I am also very passionate about investing in current students to create a life-long connection – and allowing alumni to share their experiences to build a solid network of Trojans,” he said. “I look forward to joining the outstanding team at UA Little Rock and making an impact on this historic campus.”

Luke Johnson and Mike Powell work on a physics project in Ottenheimer Library.

Undergraduate Research Signature Experience recipients announced

Seventy-nine University of Arkansas at Little Rock students have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the Undergraduate Research Signature Experience Awards for spring 2018. Continue reading “Undergraduate Research Signature Experience recipients announced”

Chasse Conque, UA Little Rock Athletics Director

UA Little Rock athletics director signs five-year contract with Trojans

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has renewed the contract of Trojans Athletics Director Chasse Conque in an agreement that keeps Conque with the Trojans through 2022. Continue reading “UA Little Rock athletics director signs five-year contract with Trojans”

Dr. Gary Geissler

UA Little Rock marketing professor honored for teaching excellence

Dr. Gary Geissler, a professor in the Department of Marketing and Advertising in UA Little Rock’s College of Business, received the Marketing Management Association’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Award. Continue reading “UA Little Rock marketing professor honored for teaching excellence”

"Insight" by Trinity Kai

UA Little Rock grad wins $20,000 prize for photo

Trinity Kai of Little Rock, a 2017 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Art and Design Department, recently won the grand prize in the Kennedy Center’s 2017 VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition with a photograph that will be part of a national traveling exhibit. Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad wins $20,000 prize for photo”