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UA Little Rock to host School Day at Jack Stephens Center

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Athletics will host its first-ever School Day on Wednesday, Nov. 15, as the Little Rock women’s basketball team plays Tulsa at 11:30 a.m. at the Jack Stephens Center.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host School Day at Jack Stephens Center”

Neva Dagtas (middle) of Little Rock celebrates as her robot, "Walle Jr.," wins the robotics camp competition for fifth and sixth graders. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

Best Robotics Day coming to UA Little Rock Nov. 4

Hundreds of students — and their robots — from throughout Arkansas will put on a show this weekend at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Best Robotics Day coming to UA Little Rock Nov. 4”

Author Luis Urrea

Celebrated author kicks off NEA Big Read Program

Author Luis Alberto Urrea Tuesday drew a crowd to the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall for the Sept. 19 kickoff of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program. 
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Luis Urrea

Bestselling author kicks off September Big Read event at UA Little Rock

An award-winning author hailed by NPR as a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart” will discuss his celebrated novel at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock this month. Continue reading “Bestselling author kicks off September Big Read event at UA Little Rock”

ottenheimer library

Ottenheimer Library receives $13k grant to create community reading program

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Ottenheimer Library has received $13,000 from the National Endowment of the Arts to create a community-wide reading program.  Continue reading “Ottenheimer Library receives $13k grant to create community reading program”

The UA Little Rock Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education and the Little Rock School District are teaming up to provide the teachers training though the UA Little Rock School of Education’s gifted and talented licensure program. Pictured, left to right, back row: Terese Oliver and Holly Wolfe; Front row: Jennifer Thomas, Dr. Christine Deitz, Dr. Ann Robinson, and Darryl Powell.

Collaboration to provide gifted and talented training for Pulaski Heights Middle School teachers

Teachers from Pulaski Heights Middle School are going back to school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to learn how to more effectively teach gifted and talented middle school students in mathematics and literacy.  Continue reading “Collaboration to provide gifted and talented training for Pulaski Heights Middle School teachers”

Cassandra Steele, director of special programs for the Little Rock School District, is the guest of honor for the 2017 Jazz and Juleps event.

Cassandra Steele to be honored at 2017 Jazz & Juleps

An educator devoted to improving the lives of special education students in Little Rock will be the guest of honor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock eighth annual Jazz & Juleps event.  Continue reading “Cassandra Steele to be honored at 2017 Jazz & Juleps”

Dr. Missy Collins, a dentist at Arkansas Children's Hospital, discusses dental health with a group of children at the Future Smiles Dental Clinic.

Grant will fund dental care for nearly 1,400 Little Rock children

Nearly 1,400 at-risk children in the Little Rock School District will have access to dental care this year, thanks to a grant from America’s ToothFairy, a foundation dedicated to improving children’s oral health.  Continue reading “Grant will fund dental care for nearly 1,400 Little Rock children”