UA Little Rock researcher receives $100,000 to study plant stress tolerance for space exploration

Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya, professor of biology in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received $100,000 from NASA to discover how to improve sustainability and stress tolerance in plants developed for exploration of Mars. Continue reading “UA Little Rock researcher receives $100,000 to study plant stress tolerance for space exploration”

Finalists for Staff Achievement Awards announced The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Staff Senate has announced the finalists for the 2018 Staff Achievement Awards. A $1,000 cash award is given to the top employee in each of three categories: Ben Fry Service to UA Little Rock, community service, and personal growth. The winners will be announced at the Staff Awards Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, in the Engineering and Information Technology Building Auditorium. “The staff members are a vital part of the success of UA Little Rock,” said Staff Senate President Richard Harper. “The Staff Achievement Award winners underscore UA Little Rock’s commitment to serving the university and community through hard work. Our staff’s dedication to these principles continues to amaze me.” The winners of the Staff Senate Scholarship and Jerry Crittenden Employee Book Scholarship will also be announced. Staff members who are celebrating work anniversaries, have graduated in the past year, and retiring will also be recognized. Members of the university and community are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony and reception to celebrate the achievements of UA Little Rock staff members and to wear UA Little Rock colors and apparel to show school spirit. For more information, contact Angie Faller at 501-907-9320 or amfaller@ualr.edu. The finalists include: Ben fry Service to UA Little Rock • Tom Coffin, senior visualization and operations manager, Emerging Analytics Center • Terry Harrison, higher education program coordinator, William H. Bowen School of Law • William Wagner, operations manager, KLRE/KUAR Community Service • Tiffani McAdoo, grant implementation specialist, School of Social Work/MidSOUTH • Melody Muldrow, research associate, Graduate Institute of Technology • Virginia Oswalt, administrative specialist, Department of Earth Sciences Personal Growth • Erin Fehr, archivist, Sequoyah National Research Center • Marty Mayfield, fiscal support analyst, TRIO Student Support Services • Pamala Stanley, administrative assistant, Department of Systems Engineering

UA Little Rock Extended Education offers non-credit community art classes

Central Arkansas residents who are looking to learn more about art without the stress of tests and grades can take one of four extended education courses in visual arts and art history this fall at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Extended Education offers non-credit community art classes”

Michael Warrick stands by his sculpture, “Straight Lines on a Round World,” in front of the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock, which commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase Survey.

Warrick creates public sculptures for Arkansas, Texas

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock art professor used his summer break wisely to create two public works of art for a university in Arkansas and a community in Texas. Continue reading “Warrick creates public sculptures for Arkansas, Texas”

Emily Fendley visits France.

Recent grad lands international teaching position in France

A recent graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been accepted into a prestigious international teaching program and will spend the next year gaining valuable professional experience teaching in France.  Continue reading “Recent grad lands international teaching position in France”

UALR sign at the entrance on S. University Dr near University Plaza on January 28, 2016.

College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences awards $12,000 to promote summer faculty research

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences awarded $12,000 in Summer Research Fellowship Grants to four professors who are spending their summer breaks performing unique research. Continue reading “College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences awards $12,000 to promote summer faculty research”

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Central High research student from UA Little Rock named Google Science Fair State Winner

A Little Rock Central High School senior who conducted research under the mentorship of a UA Little Rock faculty member has been named the Google Science Fair State Winner from Arkansas.   Continue reading “Central High research student from UA Little Rock named Google Science Fair State Winner”

UA Little Rock alum Brian Gregory, right, is working on the presidential campaign of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, in Iowa.

Former UA Little Rock SGA president utilizes political expertise on presidential campaign trail

A former University of Arkansas at Little Rock Student Government Association president is putting his passion for politics to work as a political organizer trying to elect the next president of the United States.  Continue reading “Former UA Little Rock SGA president utilizes political expertise on presidential campaign trail”

Art educators from around the state participate in a free professional development summer workshop for graphic design at UA Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Arkansas teachers learn new skills at UA Little Rock graphic design workshop

Stacy Owens, an art teacher at Pinnacle View Middle School, found the opportunity to take a free graphic design workshop for teachers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock this summer serendipitous, considering she will begin teaching graphic design again this fall after many years of not teaching the course. Continue reading “Arkansas teachers learn new skills at UA Little Rock graphic design workshop”