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UA Little Rock to celebrate Black History Month

This February, UA Little Rock will join the rest of the nation in celebration of the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Several events will be held throughout the month to celebrate Black History Month. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to celebrate Black History Month”

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Mitchell to shed light on the removal of Little Rock’s westernmost black suburb

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor will discuss how slum clearance was used to remove Little Rock’s westernmost black suburb during the next “Plain Talk on Race and Ethnicity” lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 5.  Continue reading “Mitchell to shed light on the removal of Little Rock’s westernmost black suburb”

UA Little Rock Downtown to open Jan. 16

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock today announced a grand opening for its downtown Little Rock location on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The new multipurpose center at 333 President Clinton Ave. includes a reflection room with a historic mural by American painter Joe Jones and lecture space with state-of-the-art video conferencing technology. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Downtown to open Jan. 16”

Grad is archiving the past while looking toward the future

The thought of attending graduate school while working full time and raising a family is daunting for many, but Crystal Shurley has found a way to thrive in that situation. Continue reading “Grad is archiving the past while looking toward the future”

Dr. Yupo Chan. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock professors named ‘Visionary Arkansans’

Two professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have been named “Visionary Arkansans 2018” by the Arkansas Times for their extraordinary research accomplishments. The list recognizes “inspired men and women who are making great things happen.”  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professors named ‘Visionary Arkansans’”

Elaine Massacre victim to posthumously receive Purple Heart Nov. 16  for WWI service

Research by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Professor Dr. Brian Mitchell was instrumental to the awarding of a posthumous Purple Heart to a black veteran from Pine Bluff.

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Mitchell to discuss Elaine Massacre in Diversity Council lecture

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Diversity Council will host a lunch and learn session with Dr. Brian Mitchell, professor of history, who will discuss the 1919 Elaine Massacre.  Continue reading “Mitchell to discuss Elaine Massacre in Diversity Council lecture”

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News story featuring UA Little Rock history professor wins Emmy

A 2017 KARK 4 News story on the Elaine Massacre featuring expert testimony by a University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor has won a regional Emmy award honoring outstanding journalism.  Continue reading “News story featuring UA Little Rock history professor wins Emmy”