Visitors harvest produce from the UA Little Rock Campus Garden during a pay-what-you-can farm stand sale. Photo by Ben Krain.

Farmstand event promotes green living on campus

Jennifer Heinley, an accounting major at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, was out shopping at the Campus Garden with her two sons on during the garden’s first farmstand event in mid-July. Continue reading “Farmstand event promotes green living on campus”

Photo of Arooba Ilyas by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock grad ready to take next step in research, community, and med school

With a father as a doctor and an older sister in medical school, being a doctor would seem the obvious choice for Arooba Ilyas, a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in biology.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad ready to take next step in research, community, and med school”

UA Little Rock Donaghey Scholars Ingrid Helgestad receives her diploma during the spring 2019 commencement ceremony. Photo by Ben Krain.

Helgestad looks forward to giving back to the community through dentistry

Ingrid Helgestad, 22, of Bryant, has been considering becoming a dentist since she was 14. To encourage this goal, Helgestad’s parents, Karl and Tara Helgestad, took her on a mission trip to Guatemala with St. James United Methodist Church when she was 17. She can remember the exact moment when she decided to become a dentist.  Continue reading “Helgestad looks forward to giving back to the community through dentistry”

The top 2019 Faculty Excellence winners in each category are from left, Jin Wook Lee, for Teaching, Mariya Khodakovskaya, for Research and Creative Endeavors, and Alicia Mitchell, for Public Service. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

Lee, Khodakovskaya, and Mitchell named Faculty Excellence Award winners

University of Arkansas at Little Rock professors Dr. Jin Wook Lee, Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya, and Alicia Mitchell have been named the 2019 winners of the Faculty Excellence Awards.  Continue reading “Lee, Khodakovskaya, and Mitchell named Faculty Excellence Award winners”

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UA Little Rock awards funding to six projects in Seed Grant Competition

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has awarded funding to six research projects by UA Little Rock faculty members through the 2018-19 Seed Grant Competition.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock awards funding to six projects in Seed Grant Competition”

Erica Olson, of Gassville, Arkansas, received $2,500 from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program to study at the University of Granada: Center of Modern Languages in Spain during the fall semester. Photo by Ben Krain/UA Little Rock Communications.

Olson receives Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Spain

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student has received a prestigious Gilman Scholarship, so she can study abroad in Spain to improve her language skills to better serve her future Spanish-speaking patients.  Continue reading “Olson receives Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Spain”

David Tonkyn's doctoral student, Christie Sampson, stands with a rare royal white elephant in Myanmar.

Tonkyn helps uncover elephant-poaching crisis in Myanmar

Dr. David Tonkyn, new chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is among a group of scientists who have discovered an elephant-poaching crisis in Myanmar.  Continue reading “Tonkyn helps uncover elephant-poaching crisis in Myanmar”

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Doctoral student is giving back to fellow students through new biology tutoring center

A doctoral student in applied bioscience will run a new tutoring center created this semester to help biology students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Doctoral student is giving back to fellow students through new biology tutoring center”

UA Little Rock alumnus Cory Davis works in the Houston area after Hurricane Harvey hit the area. Submitted photo.

UA Little Rock Alumni Spotlight: Cory Davis

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock alumnus is making the world a better place, helping people and businesses recover from some of the country’s worst disasters. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Alumni Spotlight: Cory Davis”

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Khodakovskaya co-edits book on benefits of nanotechnology for crops

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Biology Professor Mariya Khodakovskaya, her collaborators, and her graduate students are among a handful of scientists around the world pioneering research on the potential benefits of nanotechnology for crops.  Continue reading “Khodakovskaya co-edits book on benefits of nanotechnology for crops”