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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UALR’s Finale to Honor Dr. B. Alan and Jean Sugg April 23

UALR will honor Dr. B. Alan and Jean Sugg at the sixth annual Finale, benefiting the university’s arts programs. The gala begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in the Jack Stephens Center.

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Realtor’s Gift Honors Nanotechnologist Biris

Janet JonesJanet Jones, founder and president of the The Janet Jones Company, has created a $25,000 mentorship program honoring Dr. Alex Biris, chief scientist of UALR’s Nanotechnology Center.

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CSAM Event Raises More Than $25,000

The UALR College of Science and Mathematics’ second annual Fribourgh Award ceremony on March 31 at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion raised more than $25,000 for scholarships in math and science at UALR. Read more »

Notable Attorney’s Legacy Benefits UALR

The Laser Law Firm of Little Rock has established an endowed scholarship at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law in honor of the firm’s late founder, Sam Laser.

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WRF’s $400K Targets Reading Recovery Efforts

Reinforcing its commitment to early childhood literacy, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) has announced a $400,000 grant to UALR and its Reading Recovery training efforts in the Center for Literacy in the UALR College of Education.

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D-Fish Wins for UALR on ‘Minute To Win It’

UALR Trojan men’s basketball standout and Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher added to the UALR Foundation’s coffers last week when he and teammate Shannon Brown won $75,000 on the hit NBC game show, “Minute to Win It.”

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Friday Law Firm Donation First to Benefit Courtroom

The study of law is not what it used to be. Students now need access to the most up-to-date technology – like lecture capture and projection screens – in order to gain the legal knowledge, skills, and ethical values required to excel in a competitive job environment.

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Innovator’s Gift to Lift UALR Discoveries to Marketplace

Arkansas innovator and entrepreneur James Hendren and his wife Carol have presented UALR’s College of Science and Math a $50,000 pledge to provide funding needed to take scientific research from the laboratory to the marketplace.

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Bettye Caldwell Portrait Unveiled March 28

Dr. Bettye McDonald Caldwell, a national pioneer in early childhood development who earned a Ladies Home Journal “Woman of the Year” award in 1978, will be present at 2 p.m. Monday, March 28, when UALR officials unveil her portrait and dedicate the new Dr. Bettye M. Caldwell Early Childhood Development Classroom. An earlier ceremony had been canceled due to inclement weather.

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Root for Derek!

UALR Trojan and Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher has taped an episode of NBC’s game show “Minute to Win It,” and his winnings will go to UALR Athletics’ Fisher Fellows Life Skills Program.

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