University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UA Little Rock to host Jan. 19 roundtable discussion on 2020 election

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of History will host a roundtable discussion to talk about the historical significance of the 2020 election cycle. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host Jan. 19 roundtable discussion on 2020 election”

Dr. Charles Bowlus

UA Little Rock Remembers Dr. Charles Bowlus

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Bowlus, professor emeritus of history at UA Little Rock, passed away Dec. 23, 2020, at the age of 82.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Remembers Dr. Charles Bowlus”

Dr. Vincent Vinikas

Vinikas donates planned gift to promote study of history at UA Little Rock, preservation of history collection

A retired University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has made a planned giving agreement that will honor his love of Arkansas history and encourage more students to enter the field for years to come.

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A mother who received a computer donated from UA Little Rock employees and students.

UA Little Rock community comes together to provide computers for families in need

Many families have felt the strain of teaching their children at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but can you imagine trying to homeschool your children without a computer?  Continue reading “UA Little Rock community comes together to provide computers for families in need”

Brian Mitchell, middle, talks about the significance of an historic marker for Frank Moore, a member of the Elaine 12, placed March 6 in Little Rock National Cemetery. Photo by Ben Krain.

Professor’s research leads to historic marker for Elaine 12 member Frank Moore

An historic marker was unveiled March 6 at Little Rock National Cemetery to signify the location where Frank Moore, a member of the Elaine 12, is buried.  Continue reading “Professor’s research leads to historic marker for Elaine 12 member Frank Moore”

Photo of students visiting the historic timeline exhibit at Robinson Auditorium

UA Little Rock honored for exhibit preserving history of Robinson Center

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture has been recognized for its efforts to showcase the history of the Robinson Center. Continue reading “UA Little Rock honored for exhibit preserving history of Robinson Center”

Dr. Brian Mitchell

Historic marker to be placed at Little Rock National Cemetery to honor Elaine 12 member Frank Moore

Brian Mitchell, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock who has conducted extensive research on the Elaine Massacre, has long waited for the day when Frank Moore, a member of the Elaine 12, would be honored with a historic marker at his final resting place.  Continue reading “Historic marker to be placed at Little Rock National Cemetery to honor Elaine 12 member Frank Moore”

U.S. Rep French Hill, left, and Dr. Brian Mitchell, right, visit the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Mitchell attends State of the Union as Rep. Hill’s Guest

Dr. Brian Mitchell, an assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, attended the State of the Union on Feb. 4. Continue reading “Mitchell attends State of the Union as Rep. Hill’s Guest”

Nancy Tell-Hall

Tell-Hall explores reasons for removal of West Rock

A graduating student is shedding light on the removal of one of Little Rock’s first working class African-American suburbs, West Rock, as part of the city’s urban renewal efforts of the 1950s and 60s.  Continue reading “Tell-Hall explores reasons for removal of West Rock”

UA Little Rock graduate student Nancy Hall will stands among statue of the Little Rock Nine memorial at the State Capitol. Photo by Ben Krain.

Tell-Hall receives Little Rock Nine Endowed Scholarship

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student with a passion for history has received a $5,000 scholarship from the Department of History for her inspirational civil rights research.  Continue reading “Tell-Hall receives Little Rock Nine Endowed Scholarship”