Suzan Anwar is a graduate student researching real-time facial recognition and eye-gaze estimation. Photo by Ben Krain.

Doctoral student creates software that can detect emotions

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate has created a computer program that can identify emotions on a person’s face in real time.  Continue reading “Doctoral student creates software that can detect emotions”

Grad Cody Besett stands between two Arkansas Highway Patrol vehicles. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock grad uncovers history of oldest state law enforcement agency in Arkansas

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate has honored his family’s legacy by devoting his graduate research to uncovering the history of the Arkansas Highway Police.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad uncovers history of oldest state law enforcement agency in Arkansas”

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”

UA Little Rock criminal justice doctoral student Marc Glidden, a visiting assistant professor of criminal justice is hooded during the commencement ceremony on May 11. Photo by Ben Krain.

Doctoral student lands criminal justice faculty position in California

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate will soon be sharing his knowledge of the criminal justice system with students on the west coast.  Continue reading “Doctoral student lands criminal justice faculty position in California”

Graduating associate dean says ‘it’s all about the students’

A well-known associate dean at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock said he is looking forward to helping the “most important people on campus” after completing his college education. Continue reading “Graduating associate dean says ‘it’s all about the students’”

Graduate Vivian Littrell, right, reacts with tears of joy after her niece Chauntee Coleman, left, makes a surprise visit to Littrell;s graduation ceremony at UA Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Surprise family visit makes commencement even more special for UA Little Rock grad

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate got the surprise of a lifetime when her family from California flew all night to surprise her on graduation day.  Continue reading “Surprise family visit makes commencement even more special for UA Little Rock grad”

Kaiden O’Suilleabhain

UA Little Rock senior overcomes injury to complete college education

In 2016, Kaiden O’Suilleabhain’s life was on track. He had just graduated from the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College and was about to start school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as an engineering major.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock senior overcomes injury to complete college education”

Nicole Ursin, the 2019 Whitbeck Scholar Award winner, has worked at the Arkansas Historic Museum for two years.

Ursin named 2019 Edward L. Whitbeck Memorial Award Winner

A Donaghey Scholar who is passionate about preserving and sharing history through her work at museums has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Edward L. Whitbeck Memorial Award at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Ursin named 2019 Edward L. Whitbeck Memorial Award Winner”

A student tries on a gown during GradFest, a “one-stop shop” for all things graduation.

Gradfest, ‘one-stop shop’ for graduation, set for March 13-14

Gradfest, a “one-stop shop” for all things graduation, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14, in the Donaghey Student Center Campus Bookstore.  Continue reading “Gradfest, ‘one-stop shop’ for graduation, set for March 13-14”

Grad is archiving the past while looking toward the future

The thought of attending graduate school while working full time and raising a family is daunting for many, but Crystal Shurley has found a way to thrive in that situation. Continue reading “Grad is archiving the past while looking toward the future”