Former and current chairs of the UA Little Rock Department of Art attend CRE8 on Feb. 16 at the Windgate Center for Design + Art. From Left: Don Van Horn (1988-93), Floyd Martin (1994-95), Jane Brown (1996-98), Win Bruhl (1998-2013), Tom Clifton (2013-2016), Mia Hall (2016-2017), Carey Roberson (2017-present).

CRE8 event showcases new Windgate Center, raises scholarship money

Hundreds of UA Little Rock supporters got a first look inside the Windgate Center of Art + Design on Feb. 16 at the signature event CRE8, honoring the Windgate Charitable Foundation for its gift that made the center possible. Continue reading “CRE8 event showcases new Windgate Center, raises scholarship money”

Holzer will serve as piano soloist in concert honoring Arkansas’s musical heritage

Dr. Linda Holzer, coordinator of classical piano studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will perform as a piano soloist with the Little Rock Wind Symphony in a special concert honoring Arkansas’s musical heritage.  Continue reading “Holzer will serve as piano soloist in concert honoring Arkansas’s musical heritage”

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Book sale to raise money for study abroad scholarships

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor is collecting book donations to raise money for UA Little Rock students hoping to attend a summer language program in France.  Continue reading “Book sale to raise money for study abroad scholarships”

Nancy Tell-Hall, who is pursuing a master’s degree in public history at UA Little Rock, received a $200 prize and second place in the F. Hampton Roy Award competition, which is presented by the Pulaski County Historical Society each year to recognize a research article that makes a significant contribution to the expansion of knowledge of Pulaski County history.

Freedom knows no color

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student received an award from the Pulaski County Historical Society for her paper revealing the unusual history of Little Rock protestors who took on an African American-owned restaurant that practiced segregation.  Continue reading “Freedom knows no color”

Laverne Bell-Tolliver was the first African American student to desegregate Forest Heights Junior High School.

Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver recounts path to desegregating Forest Heights Junior High School

“This is your new school.”

These were the words that echoed off the eardrums of a 12-year-old LaVerne Bell-Tolliver in the summer of 1961, while sitting in the backseat of her parents’ station wagon as they drove past Forest Heights Junior High School, one of five all-white junior high schools in Little Rock.

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UA Little Rock theater presents “An Octoroon”

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will present the regional premiere of An Octoroon  Feb. 21-25 in the Haislip Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts on the UA Little Rock campus, 5900 University Dr. Continue reading “UA Little Rock theater presents “An Octoroon””

Cybersecurity student team

UA Little Rock takes fourth place in cybersecurity competition

A team of computer science majors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock finished fourth out of 21 teams during the Shell on the Border cybersecurity competition Jan. 26-28 at Fort Smith.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock takes fourth place in cybersecurity competition”

UA Little Rock professor debuts oral history of desegregation in new book

Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver, an associate professor of social work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will discuss her new book, “The First Twenty-Five: An Oral History of the Desegregation of Little Rock’s Public Junior High Schools” at a book signing on Thursday, Feb. 15, at UA Little Rock. Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor debuts oral history of desegregation in new book”