UA Little Rock students visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, the largest mosque in Africa. Photo by Larry Rhodes.

UA Little Rock to share Moroccan adventures with community, honor Miguel Lopez

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a community event on Friday, Nov. 8, recounting the adventures of 17 students who competed at the International Model Arab League conference in Morocco in October.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to share Moroccan adventures with community, honor Miguel Lopez”

Dr. Rebecca Glazier

Glazier awarded grant to create international religious freedom course

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and international studies scholar has received a grant from Notre Dame’s Global Religion Research Initiative to develop a new international religious freedom course that will be offered at UA Little Rock for the first time in spring 2020. Continue reading “Glazier awarded grant to create international religious freedom course”

UALR student Andrea Elias rides a camel through the Moroccan desert during a trip to the International Model Arab League in Morocco.

UA Little Rock students to compete at International Model Arab League in Morocco

Seventeen University of Arkansas at Little Rock students will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to experience the unique culture of Morocco while serving as international diplomats competing at the International Model Arab League conference.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock students to compete at International Model Arab League in Morocco”

UA Little Rock alum Brian Gregory, right, is working on the presidential campaign of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, in Iowa.

Former UA Little Rock SGA president utilizes political expertise on presidential campaign trail

A former University of Arkansas at Little Rock Student Government Association president is putting his passion for politics to work as a political organizer trying to elect the next president of the United States.  Continue reading “Former UA Little Rock SGA president utilizes political expertise on presidential campaign trail”

Ben Bowers. Photo by Ben Krain.

Veteran, alum making a difference through Medicaid fraud investigations

A veteran and 2018 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is helping to uncover Medicaid fraud as part of his journey to become a lawyer.  Continue reading “Veteran, alum making a difference through Medicaid fraud investigations”

Summit brings together city’s religious leaders to identify problems, find solutions

Little Rock’s faith leaders share concerns about the city’s future. They see education, race relations, poverty, and mental health as among the many issues affecting the city’s residents and their congregants. Continue reading “Summit brings together city’s religious leaders to identify problems, find solutions”

Dr. Rebecca Glazier

Religion, community engagement the topic of next UA Little Rock Downtown lecture

The UA Little Rock Downtown Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, March 6, with a talk on “Religion and Community Engagement in Little Rock” by Dr. Rebecca Glazier, associate professor in UA Little Rock’s School of Public Affairs. Continue reading “Religion, community engagement the topic of next UA Little Rock Downtown lecture”

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

High school students to participate in Model Arab League

More than 170 Arkansas high school students will participate in an annual international leadership program that gives students a taste of life as an international diplomat.  Continue reading “High school students to participate in Model Arab League”

Dr. Rebecca Glazier (left) discusses the Little Rock Congregations Study with student researchers in fall 2018. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock researchers study impact of faith-based community engagement in Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is researching how places of worship in Little Rock work with nonprofit organizations to promote community engagement and provide social services to vulnerable populations.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock researchers study impact of faith-based community engagement in Little Rock”