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

UA Little Rock professor helps pass bill to honor Civil Rights Attorney Scipio Jones

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor helped U.S. Rep. French Hill in his effort to pass legislation to honor Arkansas lawyer Scipio A. Jones.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor helps pass bill to honor Civil Rights Attorney Scipio Jones”

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”

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”

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is part of a community partnership that will host a six-week public programming film and discussion series about immigration in America March 7 to April 16.

UA Little Rock, community partners to host six-week film, discussion series on immigration in America

A $1,300 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities brings the immigration program series, “Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience,” to Little Rock. The grant was awarded to UA Little Rock’s Ottenheimer Library and Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity, as well as the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), El Zocalo, and Philander Smith College. Continue reading “UA Little Rock, community partners to host six-week film, discussion series on immigration in America”

UA Little Rock graduate student Edna Rodgers is surrounded by master's degree thesis project papers dating back to 1999, the year she started working towards her own master’s degree. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

UA Little Rock student’s degree is 20 years in the making

Most people may remember 1999 for the song (“Party Like It’s 1999”), the Y2K scare, and the excitement of the start of a new millennium.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock student’s degree is 20 years in the making”

The UA Little Rock Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity is partnering with the Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission of the City of Little Rock to host a mayoral debate on issues of race, diversity, and equity Thursday, Oct. 11, at Philander Smith College.

Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity to co-sponsor mayoral debate on race, diversity, and equity

The UA Little Rock Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity is partnering with the Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission of the City of Little Rock to host a mayoral debate on issues of race, diversity, and equity Thursday, Oct. 11, at Philander Smith College.  Continue reading “Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity to co-sponsor mayoral debate on race, diversity, and equity”