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Psychology professor talks about mind-body connection in Israel

A UALR psychology professor recently delivered a talk about the mind-body connection to health and illness at the Beit Ariela Public Library in Tel Aviv. Read more »

BarCamp, an ‘unconference’ for tech entrepreneurs, held at UALR

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New environmental engineering program offered at UALR

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has approved a new environmental engineering program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, effective fall 2014. Read more »

Trojan Daze beckons students with exciting lineup of festivities

An exciting lineup of free activities for all students continues as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus celebrates Trojan Daze – the Welcome Week festivities for fall 2014. Read more »

Law professor named to notable committee

Sarah Howard Jenkins, Charles Baum Distinguished Professor at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law.

Jenkins

Professor Sarah Howard Jenkins

The committee is the governing body of the ASCL, the leading organization promoting the comparative study of law and conflict of laws between national and transnational jurisdictions and critically examining important legal issues from a comparative perspective.

“While I am pleased to be elected and to have this opportunity, this is an honor that is being bestowed on Bowen as an institution; it could not have been achieved alone,” said Jenkins.

“My colleagues, staff, and students at the law school support our work with the ASCL and in the field of comparative law.”

Jenkins has published extensively on commercial law and comparative law issues and organized several symposia of distinguished domestic scholars on significant legal issues.

She most recently served with Professor Ken Gallant, a fellow Bowen professor, as co-chairs of the 2013 Annual Meeting for the ASCL.

“This is a great honor both for Professor Jenkins and for the law school,” Bowen School Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz said.

“Professor Jenkins is a wonderful and renowned scholar and teacher. She is typical of the dedicated legal educators who make up the Bowen faculty.”

In June, Professor Jenkins completed her Fulbright Scholar Award Grant, teaching International Business Law and presenting public lectures on U.S. domestic contract and commercial law with the economics and business administration faculty at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Military funds professor’s social media research on Ukraine

An associate professor at UALR has received military grant funding that could provide insight into the continued crisis in Ukraine. The research findings are already being used by NATO. Read more »

Patterson to serve as interim vice provost for Student Affairs

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Zulma Toro has announced Dr. Brad Patterson will serve the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as interim vice provost for student affairs and dean of students. Read more »

National Night Out event planned in Camden Aug. 5

The Camden Unity in the Community committee (UIC) will host its first National Night Out event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Carnes Park on Carnes Park Road in Camden. Read more »

From lab to consumer market: Program pairs STEM fields with entrepreneurship

In a second-floor lab at UALR’s Center for Integrative Nanotechnology, Josh Heathcock, 21, speaks with enthusiasm about the connection between carbon nanotubes and space elevators. Read more »

Three and a half decades of summers supporting gifted learners

Sandra Fountain, whose life’s work has been focused on helping gifted and talented children, admits to being fascinated by what makes them “tick.” Read more »