In the News

January, 2024

UA Little Rock Graduate Student Receives Javits-Frasier Scholar Award.    A UA Little Rock graduate student (Lauren Smithey) has been honored with an award that will help expand her knowledge of gifted and talented education.  Read more...

June, 2023

Dr. Christine Deitz is the featured Keynote speaker for the 2023 Utah Association for Gifted Children.  Her topic is Building Better Curriculum: Meaningful Ways to Enhance and Enrich Student Learning.  Read more about Dr. Deitz…..

May, 2023

UA Little Rock Graduate, Kay Jones, holds a masters degree in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education, and is now a published children’s book author.   Read more…

November 2021

UA Little Rock Graduate is Sharing Gifted and Talented Education with the Community.  Read more about Dr. Monica Meadows.

September 2021

Dr. Christine Deitz becomes National Association for Gifted Children Board Member.  Read more…

July 2021

Robinson Awarded A. Harry Passow International Award for Leadership in Gifted Education (article written by UA Little Rock). Also, please enjoy the recent article featured in Women In Academia Read More.

May 2021

The Mahony Center’s Evonne Hair Celebrates her Graduation and Scholarship Achievements

April 2021

Dr. Ann Robinson Named Distinguished Professor

Hinton received AGATE Curriculum Award for Gifted and Talented Education Unit

Hinton Publishes First Children’s Book; UA Little Rock Gifted and Talented Graduate

March 2021

Mahony Center Recognized for Excellence in Gifted Education

June 2020

UA Little Rock Holds Virtual AP Summer Institute for 700 Teachers

May 2020

Jodie Mahony Center Creates Education Resource Page for Parents of Gifted Youth

October 2014
Mahony Center awarded $2 million Javits Grant from US Department of Education

August 2014
Three and a half decades of summers supporting gifted learners

July 2013
Critical thinking, consensus building nurtured at annual Summer Laureate program

May 2013
Teen Jeopardy Winner speaks at TIP Arkansas Recognition Ceremonies

April 2012
Mahony Center director, Dr. Ann Robinson receives Faculty Excellence Award for Research

November 2011
NAGC Participants: Science fun for Everyone can be downloaded on the STEM Starters page

UA Little Rock Gifted and Talented Education Program Graduate Students Awarded Top Honors at the National Association for Gifted Children conference in New Orleans, LA

  • Debbie Dailey, Outstanding Doctoral Student and Doctoral In-Progress Research First Place
  • MaryLin McNeill, Outstanding Masters/ Specialist Graduate Student

STEM Starters Principal Investigator, Dr. Alicia Cotabish and Curriculum Coordinator, Debbie Dailey have the opportunity to meet with Bill Nye, the Science Guy at the NAGC Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Alicia Cotabish and Ms. Debbie Dailey from the Mahony Center were selected from among hundreds of proposals as featured speakers in the Virtual NAGC Conference. their session was STEM Starters Toolbox: Nuts, Bolts, and Tools for Elementary Gifted Teachers (STEM)

July 2011

Summer Laureate University for Youth makes the Little Rock Times

Summer Laureate students visit the Channel 11 news set.

May 2011

STEM Starters Summit a Success

April 2011

2 MILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE (Thursday, April 7, 2011)

Two million people and counting from around the world have visited the Clinton Center since its dedication in 2004. “The library honored the “Honorary 2 Millionth Visitors” during a special reception at the Center to celebrate two Arkansans exemplifying public service who work hard to make the community a better place to live and work — and thank them for their dedication.”

Dr. Ann Robinson, director of the Center for Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Gerald Cound were honored by the Clinton Library for their service to the state of Arkansas as the “Honorary 2 Millionth Visitors” with a special recognition ceremony and tour yesterday. They will also have the opportunity to meet with Bill Clinton at the Presidential Library.

Check out the news coverage and pictures of the special recognition:

Arkansas Gazette (April 8 – front page picture in the newspaper’s section B “Arkansas”)

THV Channel 11 video