UA Little Rock has been awarded a federal grant worth more than $581,000 from the U.S. Department of Education that will help pay child care expenses for low-income students. Pictured, from left to right, are three of the UA Little Rock employees responsible for researching and writing the Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant: Heather Reed, Dr. Daryl Rice, and Cassie Jo Gehring. Photo by Angie Faller.

U.S. Department of Education Awards UA Little Rock $581K Grant to Provide Child Care Funding for Low-Income Students

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been awarded a federal grant worth more than $581,000 from the U.S. Department of Education that will help pay child care expenses for low-income students to help them complete their college education. Continue reading “U.S. Department of Education Awards UA Little Rock $581K Grant to Provide Child Care Funding for Low-Income Students”

Windgate Foundation Awards UA Little Rock More Than $3 Million in Grants for Art Outreach, Art Acquisition, and Children International Education and Outreach Efforts

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received more than $3 million in grants from the Windgate Foundation to support art education at the university, acquisition of art from working artists for UA Little Rock’s permanent art collection, and support of UA Little Rock Children International’s education and outreach programs. Continue reading “Windgate Foundation Awards UA Little Rock More Than $3 Million in Grants for Art Outreach, Art Acquisition, and Children International Education and Outreach Efforts”

Dr. Missy Collins, a dentist at Arkansas Children's Hospital, discusses dental health with a group of children at the Future Smiles Dental Clinic.

UA Little Rock Children International receives $10,000 grant from Delta Dental of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Children International has received a $10,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation to provide dental treatment to children in the Little Rock School District. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Children International receives $10,000 grant from Delta Dental of Arkansas”

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

Three UA Little Rock students receive AGATE scholarships for gifted and talented education

Three graduate students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have been recognized for their excellence in gifted and talented education in Arkansas with scholarships from Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE). Continue reading “Three UA Little Rock students receive AGATE scholarships for gifted and talented education”

Jay Chesshir (left), president and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and U.S. Rep. French Hill (right) inspect the 3D printers that are printing face shields for CHI St. Vincent. Photo by Angie Faller.

UA Little Rock uses 3D printers to make PPE for healthcare workers

With healthcare workers across the state facing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is using 3D printers to create face shields for a local hospital. Continue reading “UA Little Rock uses 3D printers to make PPE for healthcare workers”

Head Start student Collin Talbert has his first dental visit at Future Smiles Dental Clinic.

Future Smiles Dental Clinic receives $30,000 grant from Delta Dental

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Children International will help many children in the central Arkansas area keep a bright and healthy smile, thanks to a $30,000 grant from Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation. Continue reading “Future Smiles Dental Clinic receives $30,000 grant from Delta Dental”

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TRIO Talent Search receives two additional $40,000 awards for STEM-focused programs

The TRIO Talent Search Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received two $40,000 awards from the U.S. Department of Education to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs at high schools and middle schools in Pulaski County.

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In partnership with Pulaski County school districts, the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce is leading an exploratory study of how the Ford Next Generation Learning initiative could transform local high school experiences by leveraging strong community and business partnerships.

Chamber of Commerce invites UA Little Rock community to co-create vision for Pulaski County schools

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce will host an informational meeting with University of Arkansas at Little Rock students, faculty, and staff Tuesday, Oct. 22, to discuss educational opportunities that could be achieved in Pulaski County Schools through the Ford Next Generation Learning initiative. Continue reading “Chamber of Commerce invites UA Little Rock community to co-create vision for Pulaski County schools”

2019 Bowen School of Law student service project at Booker T. Washington Elementary School Aug. 10

Law students’ elbow grease makes a big impact

Incoming students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law began their first fall semester on Aug. 10 with a day of public service at Booker T. Washington Elementary School on South Main Street in Little Rock.  Continue reading “Law students’ elbow grease makes a big impact”

UA Little Rock Children International celebrates its top supporters and partners during its 25th anniversary celebration. Those pictured (L to R) include Joseph Lampo, director of development and external relations for the UA Little Rock College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences: Little Rock School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Poore; Outstanding Volunteer Brandy Jones; Outstanding Youth De’Meir King; Chrissy Chatham and Weldon Johnson of Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation; and UA Little Rock Children International Director Ryan Davis.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Children International among ‘Forces for Change’

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband Prince Harry, have recognized Children International, the global humanitarian nonprofit that seeks to eradicate poverty, among 15 people or organizations worldwide that are inspiring and noteworthy as ‘Forces of Change.”   Continue reading “Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Children International among ‘Forces for Change’”