UALR sign at the entrance on S. University Dr near University Plaza on January 28, 2016.

UA Little Rock’s Road to Reaccreditation: What You Need to Know About Criterion 2

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is preparing for a campus visit from the Higher Learning Commission to achieve reaccreditation for the university. Continue reading “UA Little Rock’s Road to Reaccreditation: What You Need to Know About Criterion 2”

UA Little Rock Donaghey Scholar Dylan Wright will graduate Dec. 14 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and minors in economics, math, and creative writing. The Little Rock native has also studied human rights and social movements at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina during a study abroad trip offered by the Donaghey Scholars program.

Grad believes UA Little Rock has prepared him for future career of public service

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate is grateful for the personalized yet flexible college education he received that helped him gain experience in politics, public policy, and nonprofits that will be invaluable to his future career.  Continue reading “Grad believes UA Little Rock has prepared him for future career of public service”

Dylan Wright overlooks Esquel in Argentina's Chubut province, where he and fellow students learned about local organized resistance to large mines.

UA Little Rock student researches the role of Argentinian films in LGBTQ rights

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student spent the summer at a prestigious study abroad program where he examined Argentina’s films to determine the role they play in citizens’ LGBTQ rights.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock student researches the role of Argentinian films in LGBTQ rights”

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Signature Experience Award funds study of Argentina films and their role in LGBTQ rights

Dylan Wright, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock Spanish and political science double major, is using his Signature Experience Award to examine Argentina’s films and determine the role they play in citizens’ LGBTQ rights. Continue reading “Signature Experience Award funds study of Argentina films and their role in LGBTQ rights”

Dr. Erin Finzer

Finzer named associate vice chancellor for continuous improvement

Dr. Erin Finzer has been named the permanent associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for continuous improvement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Finzer named associate vice chancellor for continuous improvement”

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7 UA Little Rock students receive research fellowships

Seven UA Little Rock students have received a prestigious Student Undergraduate Research Fellowships from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to conduct research.

The Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides up to $2,750 to undergraduate students and their mentors to conduct in-depth research projects in their specific fields of study with the assistance of faculty mentors. To be eligible, all fellowship recipients have a minimum grade-point average of 3.25, at least 30 hours of credit toward a degree, and support of a faculty mentor. Funds also are provided for students to travel to conferences to present their accomplishments.

Students from all academic disciplines were encouraged to apply.

“Research is the foundation of every great discovery, and the only way to prepare students for advanced research at the graduate level is to prepare them as undergraduates,” UA Little Rock Chancellor Andrew Rogerson said. “It’s so important for our students to learn best practices under the guidance of faculty mentors so they are prepared for more rigorous research as graduate students and as professionals.”

The UA Little Rock fellows include the following:

  • Saiyeeda F. Hossain of Pine Bluff, a double major in sociology and psychology, received  $2,750 to research “Personality and Depressive Disorder of College Students: A Focus on Undergraduate Students at UA Little Rock.” Saiyeeda’s faculty mentor is Dr. Neveen Shafeek Amin in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Dylan Wright of Little Rock, a Spanish and political science double major, received $2,000 to study LGBTQ rights and research “Critical Film Perspectives in the Argentine Queer Community.” His faculty sponsor is Dr. Erin Finzer in the Department of World Languages.
  • Jesse Horton of Marshall, a criminal justice major, received $2,125 to research the “Impact of County-level Economic Disadvantage on Juvenile Case Dispositions in Arkansas.” His faculty sponsor is Dr. Molly Smith in Criminal Justice.
  • Nicole Ursin of Batesville, a Donaghey Scholar who is majoring in history and anthropology, received $2,125 for her research project, “Understanding Museum Demographics: Historic Arkansas Museum.” Her sponsor is Dr. Juliana Flinn in the Anthropology Department.
  • Trye Price of Benton, a criminal justice major, received $2,125 to research “Influence of Location and Client Characteristics on Perceived Violence Among Victims of Human Trafficking.” His faculty sponsor is Dr. Molly Smith in Criminal Justice.
  • Olivia Pate of Jonesboro, a geology and math major, received $2,750 to research her project “Refining the Sol-Gel Synthesis of Intermediate Composition, Nano-Scale Olivine.” Her faculty sponsor is Dr. Michael T. DeAngelis in the Department of Earth Sciences.
  • Patrick Elliott of Little Rock, an electrical and systems engineering major, received $2,750 to research “Effective Real-Time Energy Management in a Southern US Power Grid.” His faculty sponsor is  Dr. Kamran Iqbal in the Department of Systems Engineering.

The students will complete their research in the spring 2018 semester, and six of the students who also received Signature Experience Awards will exhibit their work at the Student Research and Creative Works Showcase on April 12 in the Jack Stephens Center.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Erin Finzer

UA Little Rock announces interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs

Dr. Erin Finzer has been named the interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs – continuous improvement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Continue reading “UA Little Rock announces interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs”

One of 71 artists’ books created by the Cuban publishing house, Ediciones Vigía, on display at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Ottenheimer Library March 14 to April 19.

Rare book collector lends Vigía collection to UA Little Rock for Cuban art exhibit

In 1998, Bill Fisher visited the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, also known as the MARCO, with his brother and grandmother during a trip to Mexico. At the art museum’s gift shop, Fisher spotted something that took his breath away.  Continue reading “Rare book collector lends Vigía collection to UA Little Rock for Cuban art exhibit”