Curriculum and Instruction

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Collet's Research Shows Hope for Sanctioned Schools

A report in this month's Teachers College Record shows hope for schools under sanction from state and federal regulations, according to an article by a U of A faculty member. - See more at:

Springdale Teens Value Biliteracy, Earn New Award

Springdale teens Idalia Siguenza and Ian Gilbert are different in many ways, but both believe a new biliteracy award they earned for proficiency in speaking and writing both English and Spanish will help them in the future.

Doctoral Students' Study Supports Governor's Reading Initiative; Conference Scheduled

In January 2017, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced R.I.S.E. Arkansas (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence), a statewide reading campaign to emphasize the importance of reading in homes, schools and communities. The University of Arkansas...

College News

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Students Dubbed Razorback Classics Excel In and Out of Classroom

Jake Smith and Madeline Wagnon represented the College of Education and Health Professions in the 2017 Class of Razorback Classics at the University of Arkansas.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Receives Grant; Dean Makes Matching Gift Challenge

The Bernard Osher Foundation in California recently awarded $25,000 to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas to increase activity in fundraising and membership.

College of Education and Health Professions Honors Faculty for Teaching, Research, Service

The College of Education and Health Professions honored its faculty award winners at an end-of-semester meeting May 5.

From the Dean

From the Dean

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College of Education and Health Professions Chooses New Administrators

The College of Education and Health Professions will have several new faces in administrative positions at the University of Arkansas, Dean Michael Miller announced.

Miller Brings Lifetime of Experience to Dean's Position

Michael T. Miller grew up on college campuses. When he was a little kid, he went to work on Saturdays with his father at Southern Illinois University.

Smith Reflects on Research Emphasis During His Tenure

When asked recently about the most significant accomplishments during his time as dean of the College of Education and Health Professions, Tom Smith didn't mention new, innovative programs such as Arkansas Teacher Corps and the Office for Innovation...

Education Reform

Education Reform

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Researchers Describe New Findings on Louisiana Voucher Program

Researchers from the School Choice Demonstration Project at the University of Arkansas and the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University released findings from their study of the third year of results from the Louisiana Scholarship...

Study Finds Large Funding Gap Between Charter Schools, Traditional Schools

The average disparity in per-pupil funding between traditional public schools and their public charter school counterparts in metropolitan areas is $5,721, a gap of 29 percent, according to a new report issued today by a team of researchers in the...

U of A Alumnus Wins Research Award from University of Missouri-St. Louis

James Shuls, a 2013 graduate of the University of Arkansas, received the 2017 Junior Investigator of the Year award from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where Shuls teaches and conducts research.

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

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U of A Research Suggests Drinking Water Affects Glucose Regulation

If you have Type 2 diabetes, does the amount of water you drink affect the way your body regulates glucose?

NIH Grant to U of A Funds Study of Muscle Wasting

University of Arkansas assistant professor Nicholas Greene has received a $412,668 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to study ways to prevent muscle atrophy,...

U of A Researchers Shed New Light on Preventing Diabetes

Small amounts of physical activity may help protect against insulin resistance, a precursor to Type 2 diabetes that can result from a high-fat diet. University of Arkansas researchers describe their findings in an article published June 22 in Experimental...

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

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Ghana Trip Gives Nursing Students New Medical Knowledge, Cultural Experience

Helping deliver babies, teaching about wound care, infant hydration and dental hygiene, teaching CPR, attending a Ghanian wedding and seeing elephants in the wild were all experiences University of Arkansas nursing students won't soon forget after...

U of A Nursing Student Wins National Essay Contest

Bethany Adams, a University of Arkansas nursing student, won the grand prize in the National Student Nurses Association/ essay contest and her essay will be published in Imprint, the association's publication for student nurses.

UAMS Nursing Professor to Discuss Using Cardiovascular Research in Practice

Nursing educator Leeann Lefler will give the keynote address Monday on putting cardiovascular research into practice at the annual nursing research conference at the University of Arkansas.

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

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Summer Camp for PROMISE Teens Focuses on Career, College Readiness

Going to camp is the typical summer experience for millions of kids in America. For teens with disabilities participating in Arkansas PROMISE, they may have never had that opportunity until now.

Counselor Education Students Learn About Diversity through Privilege Walk

Kristin Higgins figured she would be in the front when she participated in a privilege walk she organized for her class on diversity.

National Organization Presents Koch Researcher of Year Award

Lynn Koch, University of Arkansas professor of rehabilitation education and research, has been named top researcher in her field by a national organization.

University Recreation

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Wellness Initiative to Be Launched at the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas is committed to the well-being of its students, faculty, and staff. A Wellness Initiative, created through a partnership between the Pat Walker Health Center and University Recreation, identified eight dimensions of wellness...

Helms Named 2017 University Recreation Outstanding Alumnus

During the NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation annual conference, Katie Helms was honored with the 2017 University Recreation Outstanding Alumnus Award.

UREC Offering Small Group Training this Fall

University Recreation has opened a fully equipped small group training and personal training studio that will now allow a private studio space for training sessions with accredited personal trainers. The new UREC Training studio, located on the first...

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