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LATEST AWARDS

Grant to help digitize historical segregation materials

Historically significant Arkansas documents will be available and preserved together in digital formats for the first time, thanks to a $106,908 grant University of Arkansas at Little Rock researchers obtained. The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) received the award to digitize materials related to the history of segregation and integration in Arkansas’ education system. Read more…


NIH Awards Over $1 Million Grant to Develop Robotic Device for Seniors

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The number of senior citizens in America grows rapidly every day, with the total senior population expected to reach 88.5 million within the next 40 years. One team of researchers hopes to make these individuals’ lives easier and healthier, thanks to an over $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Cang Ye, UALR Professor of Systems Engineering, will be working as a subcontractor on the grant, which was awarded to the University of Alabama (UA) and will be led by UA’s Dr. Xiangrong Shen. In addition to Dr. Shen and Dr. Ye, Dr. Anne Halli-Tierney of UA, Dr. Lena Ting of Emory University, and Dr. Sanford Meek of the University of Utah will also serve as principal investigators on the project. Read more…


Arkansas Department of Education Funds UALR K-4 Professional Development Project
A team of UALR professors has just received a $146,812 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to support their training of Central Arkansas teachers. Led by Dr. Gail Hughes, Professor of Educational Leadership, the team will provide professional development sessions in science instruction for K–4 teachers from Bale, Booker Arts Magnet, and Pulaski Heights Elementary Schools, as well as Pulaski Academy and Little Rock Christian Academy. Read more…


UALR Health Services Partners with the Arkansas Department of Health to Celebrate World AIDS Day

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On December 1, the UALR Office of Health Services partnered with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) to celebrate World AIDS Day with the campus community. Marie Sandusky, Director of UALR Health Services, led the committee that planned this day-long celebration featuring educational opportunities, free HIV testing, presentations, and commemorative events. Read more…


Center for Arkansas History and Culture Receives Grant for Workshops

The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) has been awarded by the Arkansas Community Foundation’s Bridge Fund Endowment to design and lead a new interactive workshop, “Teaching a Web of Arkansas History.” The project will be developed by CAHC Associate Provost Deborah Baldwin, Assistant Director Kimberly Kaczenski, Director of Technology Chad Garrett, and Archivist Shannon Lausch. Read more…