Billy Spann

Graduating Student Spotlight: Billy Spann

Billy Spann will graduate May 14 with a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science and an impressive research resume from his time as a researcher with the Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies at UA Little Rock. Continue reading “Graduating Student Spotlight: Billy Spann”

Brian Keltch

Keltch Named New Chief Information Officer at UA Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named Brian Keltch as the university’s new chief information officer, effective May 2. Continue reading “Keltch Named New Chief Information Officer at UA Little Rock”

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, right, presents Dr. Albert Baker, left, chair of the Department of Computer Science at UA Little Rock, and Dr. Erin Finzer, center, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at UA Little Rock, with a certificate honoring their recent workforce development grant by the Arkansas Office of Skills Development.

UA Little Rock Awarded $1.96 Million Workforce Development Grant to Support a Regional Cyber Learning Network

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $1.96 million workforce development grant to fund further development of the Cyber Learning Network (CyberLearN) – a regional cyber-learning partnership with six other schools in the University of Arkansas System to address Arkansas’s talent gap in cybersecurity. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Awarded $1.96 Million Workforce Development Grant to Support a Regional Cyber Learning Network”

Philip Huff, assistant professor of cybersecurity, and Sandra Leiterman, managing director of the UA Little Rock Cyber Gym

Arkansas Teachers Learning to Educate Students in Cybersecurity from UA Little Rock and ADE

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, along with Arkansas Tech University (ATU), has been selected as a co-host for the 2022 Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy (CSCEA). Continue reading “Arkansas Teachers Learning to Educate Students in Cybersecurity from UA Little Rock and ADE”

A collaboration with UA Little Rock, UA Pine Bluff, the Forge Institute and Axiom was announced at a press conference Wednesday to establish the Consortium for Cyber Innovation with the purpose of developing and aligning cyber education and growing applied research capabilities in the state.

UA Little Rock, Forge Institute, and UAPB Announce Creation of Consortium for Cyber Innovation

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has partnered with the Forge Institute and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to establish the Consortium for Cyber Innovation (CCI) to meet the country’s growing need for skilled cybersecurity professionals. Continue reading “UA Little Rock, Forge Institute, and UAPB Announce Creation of Consortium for Cyber Innovation”

Zachary Long headshot. Computer Science

Profiles in Cybersecurity: Zachary Long

To celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month, UA Little Rock is profiling students studying cybersecurity. Meet Zachary Long, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in computer science. Continue reading “Profiles in Cybersecurity: Zachary Long”

UA Little Rock’s Cybersecurity Club Highlighted in Celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

UA Little Rock’s Cybersecurity Club was established in 2014. Although it was originally founded so members could compete in an annual competition called the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), it has become a club that prides itself on community and friendship since its founding. Continue reading “UA Little Rock’s Cybersecurity Club Highlighted in Celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month”

Thomas Bunton in IT Services

UA Little Rock to Host Cybersecurity Panel Discussion Oct. 21

In celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will hold a panel discussion with the top cybersecurity experts at the university. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to Host Cybersecurity Panel Discussion Oct. 21”

Philip Huff, left, and Sandra Leiterman, right, head the UA Little Rock CyberGym. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock Will Offer Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Education Through National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $750,000 grant from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, located within the National Security Agency, and will be one of the first universities in the country to offer a graduate certificate in cybersecurity education through the National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy.
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UA Little Rock students hanging out on campus by Cooper Fountain. Photo by Ben Krain.

U.S. News and World Report Recognizes UA Little Rock for Social Mobility

Several academic programs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have made the grade by earning a spot in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best College Rankings. Continue reading “U.S. News and World Report Recognizes UA Little Rock for Social Mobility”