The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will honor outstanding graduates Ron Sheffield, ’72 and ‘89, and Becky Blass, ’73 and ’82, with its Distinguished Alumni awards during a virtual ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23.

UA Little Rock to honor Sheffield, Blass, and Zakrzewki as 2020 Distinguished Alumni

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will honor outstanding graduates Ron Sheffield, ’72 and ‘89, Becky Blass, ’73 and ’82, and Katie Zakrzewki, ’20, with its Distinguished Alumni awards during a virtual ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to honor Sheffield, Blass, and Zakrzewki as 2020 Distinguished Alumni”

Spring graduate Katie Zakrzewski is the 2020 Edward L. Whitbeck Memorial Award. Photo by Ben Krain.

Zakrzewski named 2020 Whitbeck Memorial Award winner

This year’s president of the Student Government Association not only captured the hearts and minds of the student body of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, but her impressive achievements during her UA Little Rock career also earned her the 2020 Edward L. Whitbeck Memorial Award.  Continue reading “Zakrzewski named 2020 Whitbeck Memorial Award winner”

U.S. Rep French Hill, left, and Dr. Brian Mitchell, right, visit the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Mitchell attends State of the Union as Rep. Hill’s Guest

Dr. Brian Mitchell, an assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, attended the State of the Union on Feb. 4. Continue reading “Mitchell attends State of the Union as Rep. Hill’s Guest”

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Lee to Lead UA Little Rock Athletic Department

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Christy Drale has named George Lee, current senior associate athletic director and CFO, as the new athletic director for the UA Little Rock Trojans. Continue reading “Lee to Lead UA Little Rock Athletic Department”

Suzan Anwar is a graduate student researching real-time facial recognition and eye-gaze estimation. Photo by Ben Krain.

Doctoral student creates software that can detect emotions

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate has created a computer program that can identify emotions on a person’s face in real time.  Continue reading “Doctoral student creates software that can detect emotions”

Taylor Lindberg (No. 5) celebrates with her fellow volleyball players.

Lindberg signs professional contract with Finland Volleyball League Club Liigaploki

While her playing days at Little Rock may be complete, Taylor Lindberg’s volleyball career will continue professionally as the setter has signed a professional contract with club Liigaploki of the Finland Volleyball League.  Continue reading “Lindberg signs professional contract with Finland Volleyball League Club Liigaploki”

Ann Marie Lott (left), interpreter and transcriber coordinator for the Disability Resource Center, received the Staff Achievement Award for Personal Growth, while Wanda Hoover (right), assistant dean for external relations in the William H. Bowen School of Law, won the Staff Achievement Award for Community Service. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock honors Seamon, Lott, and Hoover as Staff Achievement Award winners

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Staff Senate honored three of its staff members for excellence in the areas of service to the university, community service, and personal growth. Each winner will receive a $1,000 prize. Continue reading “UA Little Rock honors Seamon, Lott, and Hoover as Staff Achievement Award winners”

Richard Harper, immediate past president of Staff Senate (right), presents the Crittenden Employee Book Scholarship to Larry Rhodes (left), Christina Smith (middle), and Colleen Godley (right). Photo by Ben Krain.

Five staff members receive Staff Senate, Crittenden Book scholarships

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Staff Senate has recognized five staff members who are bettering themselves by pursuing degrees while working full time.  Continue reading “Five staff members receive Staff Senate, Crittenden Book scholarships”

Jennifer Owens (right) presents Louis Scivally (left) with the Trojan Outstanding Academic Advisor Award during the Staff Awards Ceremony. Photo by Ben Krain.

Scivally named Trojan Outstanding Academic Advisor

A hard-working academic advisor in the College of Social Sciences and Communication with a passion for helping his students succeed has been named the winner of the inaugural Trojan Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.  Continue reading “Scivally named Trojan Outstanding Academic Advisor”