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”

Kristen Mann

UA Little Rock professor explores role of Franciscan bells in history of New Spain

Since visiting 18th-century Franciscan missions in Texas as a child, Kristin Dutcher Mann, professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been fascinated by the role of sound and music in the history of New Spain.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor explores role of Franciscan bells in history of New Spain”

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Faculty members create research collective to highlight feminist research

Faculty members at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have started a group to explore feminist research and collaboration opportunities around campus.  Continue reading “Faculty members create research collective to highlight feminist research”

Marina Avram

Avram earns All-Sun Belt Second Team Honors

University of Arkansas at Little Rock volleyball player Marina Avram was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team.  Continue reading “Avram earns All-Sun Belt Second Team Honors”

University of Arkansas at Little Rock students write Letters of Hope to Syria as part of International Celebration Week. Photo by Brittany Wright.

UA Little Rock sends Letters of Hope to Syria

For sisters Taibah and Maisarah Alnadawi, having the opportunity to write letters of hope to the people of Syria was a small way to give back to the country that used to be their home.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock sends Letters of Hope to Syria”

David Montague

UA Little Rock professor reflects on investigation of JFK assassination records

In 1991, the conspiracy-thriller film, “JFK,” reignited the public’s interest in a potential political conspiracy involving the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor reflects on investigation of JFK assassination records”

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.”

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, based at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will host a free webcast to help entrepreneurs learn about Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding available through the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense.

ASBTDC to host webcast to help innovative small businesses apply for U.S. Navy grants

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, based at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will host a free webcast to help entrepreneurs learn about Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding available through the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense. Continue reading “ASBTDC to host webcast to help innovative small businesses apply for U.S. Navy grants”