Photo of Dr. Jess Porter by Ben Krain.

Porter Named Executive Director of Center for Arkansas History and Culture

Dr. Jess Porter, associate professor of geography at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been named the executive director of the university’s Center for Arkansas History and Culture. Continue reading “Porter Named Executive Director of Center for Arkansas History and Culture”

Tania Martinez Chavez, a member of the Arkansas Business Navigator Project team at ASBTDC, is helping small businesses address and overcome some of the systemic challenges that face entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities.

ASBTDC Launches Arkansas Business Navigator Project to Help Entrepreneurs from Underrepresented and Underserved Communities

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC), based at UA Little Rock, has launched a new program to help entrepreneurs and small business owners in minority, rural, and other underserved communities across Arkansas.  Continue reading “ASBTDC Launches Arkansas Business Navigator Project to Help Entrepreneurs from Underrepresented and Underserved Communities”

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UA Little Rock, CALS to Host Phil “Bad Astronomer” Plait July 20

Update: The Phil Plait talk that was originally scheduled for July 20 has been postponed until later in the fall.

UA Little Rock’s Arkansas Space Grant Consortium and the Central Arkansas Library System will sponsor a presentation and book signing with astronomer Phil Plait Wednesday, July 20. Continue reading “UA Little Rock, CALS to Host Phil “Bad Astronomer” Plait July 20″

William Davis' photo, "Snake River, Tetons 5"

UA Little Rock Hosts Photo Exhibit from William E. Davis Collection

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is hosting an exhibit of photographs from the William Davis Collection through Aug. 13 in the Windgate Center of Art and Design.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Hosts Photo Exhibit from William E. Davis Collection”

Dr. Charles Bolton

Professor Emeritus Bolton wins 2020 Booker Worthen Literacy Prize

Dr. Charles Bolton, a professor emeritus of history at UA Little Rock, has won the 2020 Booker Worthen Literary Prize for his book, “Fugitivism: Escaping Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1820-1860.” Continue reading “Professor Emeritus Bolton wins 2020 Booker Worthen Literacy Prize”

Ottenheimer Library

Ottenheimer Library Sponsors NEA: Big Read Virtual Film Series

UA Little Rock’s Ottenheimer Library, in collaboration with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), is sponsoring a series of five films that will be free to stream each Sunday from Oct. 25 to Nov. 22.

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