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”

From left, UA Little Rock students Jessica Olson, Jasmine Pugh, and Kaylyn Hager are researching how partnerships between churches and nonprofit organizations can provide services to the community. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock students conduct research with Little Rock Congregations Study

Three UA Little Rock students are helping to uncover the secret to successful community partnerships between religious and nonprofit organizations in Little Rock.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock students conduct research with Little Rock Congregations Study”

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”

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”

Ra’phael Davis is researching which type of conflict reperations are most effective. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

UA Little Rock student studies effects of reparations in post-civil war countries

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student is conducting research on how measures to address histories of violence affect conflict-affected societies after spending the summer at a prestigious research and graduate preparatory program.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock student studies effects of reparations in post-civil war countries”

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”

‘Nonprofits’ the topic of next UA Little Rock Downtown lecture

The UA Little Rock Downtown Lecture Series continues Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a talk on “Nonprofit Capacity Building Strategies” by Dr. Kirk Leach, assistant professor in UA Little Rock’s School of Public Affairs. Continue reading “‘Nonprofits’ the topic of next UA Little Rock Downtown lecture”

Graduating senior Jessica Tate is an avid reader and origami artist. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

Graduating student plans to make difference by teaching in high-needs urban schools

When Jessica Tate, a 22-year-old native of Nashville, Arkansas, spent this summer teaching English as a second language in China, what she experienced led her to make a life-changing decision.  Continue reading “Graduating student plans to make difference by teaching in high-needs urban schools”

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”