One of the obligations of a university is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas. UALR and the many academic departments facilitate this by inviting a diverse group of guest speakers to campus.
Speakers such as Angela Davis discussing Race and Justice and Dr. Jeanette Norden discussing how to Inspire Students to Achieve Deep Learning.
Dr. David Briscoe
UA Little Rock sociology professor Dr. David Briscoe discusses the difficulties of raising black children in America. This lecture was part of Diversity Week on the UA Little Rock campus.
Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver
Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver was one of the twenty-five student chosen to integrate Little Rock’s junior high schools. She, along with another “First Twenty-Five” student, Alvin Terry, discuss what it was like walking into those school buildings, how they were treated, and what they learned from their experiences.
Dr. Jeanette Norden
is a master science teacher and director of medical education at Vanderbilt University. She has been a maverick in medical education, stressing not only intellectual but also personal and interpersonal development in students. Her approach is to “integrate humanity” into a basic science course has been recognized nationally.
Dr. Angela Davis
author, educator and social activist spoke at UALR about Race, Justice and the Consequences of Mass Incarceration.