Little Rock students compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13-18, 2018.

Central Arkansas high school students win big at international science, engineering fair

Little Rock high school students who took top prizes at the Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair held earlier this year at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock recently advanced to the international competition where two students won big awards. Continue reading “Central Arkansas high school students win big at international science, engineering fair”

University of Arkansas at LIttle Rock students celebrate their May 2017 graduation at Jack Stephens Center.

UA Little Rock commencement ceremonies set for May 12

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host three Spring 2018 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, in the UA Little Rock Jack Stephens Center, located at South University Avenue and 28th Street.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock commencement ceremonies set for May 12”

Michael Heaver plays the piano for dance students at UA Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Grad shares love of music, dance through educational website

Michael Heavner has a deep-seeded love of music and began taking piano lessons at the age of 7. His mother bought him his first guitar from a garage sale when he was 12. Since he is left-handed, he was so engrossed in learning how to play the instrument that he didn’t even realize he was playing it with the strings upside down for an entire year.  Continue reading “Grad shares love of music, dance through educational website”

Leila Rosenkrans. Photo by Ben Krain.

Lelia Rosenkrans named 2018 Whitbeck Award winner

Lelia Rosenkrans’ academic interests pull in seemingly opposite directions. She is passionate about dance and the artistry and self-expression that comes from the creative process. And she is equally in love with science and the possibilities of discovery through disciplined research.  Continue reading “Lelia Rosenkrans named 2018 Whitbeck Award winner”

Photo of Thomas Lynch by Ben Krain.

Faculty Emeritus Thomas Lynch joins Dean’s Science Council

In 1999, Dr. Thomas Lynch, faculty emeritus of biology, started donating a portion of every paycheck to create an endowed scholarship in his and his late wife Debbie’s name to benefit biology students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Faculty Emeritus Thomas Lynch joins Dean’s Science Council”

Ed Stilley

KUAR to host live recording featuring folk art of Ed Stilley

KUAR’s Arts & Letters program will host a live recording Thursday, April 26, about Kelly Mulhollan’s book “True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley.”   Continue reading “KUAR to host live recording featuring folk art of Ed Stilley”

Photos of Florence Price are courtesy of University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections.

Arkansas Composer Florence Price honored by organization who denied her entry due to race

A famous Arkansas composer, teacher, and pianist has been honored by the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association for her lifetime of musical accomplishments after being denied entry to the organization nearly a century ago because of her race.  Continue reading “Arkansas Composer Florence Price honored by organization who denied her entry due to race”

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

Windgate Center subject of Architecture and Design Network lecture

The design of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s new Windgate Center of Art and Design will be the subject of an April 10 lecture by the Architecture and Design Network.  Continue reading “Windgate Center subject of Architecture and Design Network lecture”