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Curriculum and Instruction

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Seventh-Graders Discover Power of Discussion in Learning, Understanding Themselves

An innovative exercise asking seventh-grade students to evaluate their performance using the basic tools of discourse analysis yielded heightened self-awareness and a greater appreciation for the power of discussion, according to a paper published...

Goals of Young Writers Camp Are Fun, Improved Writing

Over 80 students in grades three through eight are participating in the Young Writers Camp under way in Rogers and Siloam Springs through June 17. The camp is sponsored by the Northwest Arkansas Writing Project.

Innovative Secondary Teaching Fellowship Completes Successful Fourth Year

BENTONVILLE -- What happens when you bring music, dance, theatre and visual arts into English, history and science classrooms? This past school year, 25 Northwest Arkansas teachers demonstrated the answer: something very special.

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College of Education and Health Professions Building Strong Research Foundation

When the University of Arkansas honored its "Top 15 in 2015" class of faculty and staff research award recipients in a ceremony in April, more than half of the 15 were from the College of Education and Health Professions.

College of Education and Health Professions Honor Alumni

The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas will honor three of its alumni at commencement exercises May 14 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Donald Simpson

Donald D. Simpson, Ph.D., M.P.H. is dean of the College of Health Professions and professor of clinical laboratory sciences at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, where he also serves as director of the Institute for...

From the Dean

From the Dean

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College of Education and Health Professions Honors Top Students

The College of Education and Health Professions honored its top students in a ceremony April 20 in the Verizon Ballroom in the Arkansas Union. The college enrolled 4,089 undergraduate students and 1,321 graduate students for the 2015-16 academic...

Ziegler Gifts Inspired by Family's Experiences With Student Nurses

When Ann Marie Ziegler's husband, Joe, became disabled in a bicycle accident in 2008, the couple found themselves surrounded by new health-care challenges. Thanks to the excellent medical care from three University of Arkansas nursing students, Joe...

Education Reform

Education Reform

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Louisiana Voucher Program Helps Desegregate Public Schools, Study Finds

University of Arkansas researchers took a deep look at data on the school voucher program in Louisiana and found that the voucher program had reduced racial stratification in public schools although it appeared to increase racial stratification in...

Research Shows Private School Principals Report Strong Influence

New research from doctoral students at the University of Arkansas suggests that principals of private schools report having more influence over their schools than principals of public schools do.

Wall Street Journal Editorial Cites U of A Study About Voucher Effectiveness

The Wall Street Journal recently cited a meta-analysis conducted by University of Arkansas researchers that found overall positive and statistically significant achievement effects of using school vouchers. The newspaper published an editorial about...

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

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Research by Alumnus Suggests Using Technology to Count Steps in P.E. Programs

Teaching is just part of what University of Arkansas alumnus Timothy Baghurst does in his job at Oklahoma State University. Baghurst also researches ways to improve the preparation of physical education teachers.

Jozkowski Honored With Early Career Award From Alma Mater

University of Arkansas professor Kristen Jozkowski received a distinguished alumni award earlier this month from the School of Public Health at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Bonacci Speaks to Cubs Medical Staff at Spring Training Symposium

The Chicago Cubs invited University of Arkansas professor Jeff Bonacci to speak at the team's annual sports medicine and athletic training staff spring training symposium in Phoenix recently.

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

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U of A Graduates First Nursing Doctoral Students From B.S.N. Path

Teshekia Hawkins wanted to be a nurse since she was a little girl playing with her baby dolls. Her father, who was a nurse, would bring her cotton swabs so she could care for her tiny patients.

Nursing Students Help Homeless With Information About Health, Safety

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing students organized a health fair at 7hills Homeless Day Center in Fayetteville on May 28, bringing in professionals to provide information about women's health services, affordable health insurance, transit services,...

Online Nursing Students in Doctoral Program Trek to Fayetteville for Hands-On Lessons in Health Assessment

Online nursing students from as far away as California gathered at the University of Arkansas in February to get hands-on health assessment training and to demonstrate critical care procedures performed by nurse practitioners in the acute care setting,...

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

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Schmidtke Elected to Top Journal's Editorial Board

University of Arkansas professor Carsten Schmidtke has been elected editorial board chair of the journal Career and Technical Education Research, the leading U.S. journal in the field.

Play Therapy Workshop June 24-25 to Provide Training Appropriate in Several Fields

The annual University of Arkansas play therapy conference offers training not only for students majoring in counseling and counseling practitioners but would be appropriate for students studying psychology, social work and nursing, said organizer...

Hughes Explains Diversity Intelligence in Trade Publication

University of Arkansas professor Claretha Hughes describes diversity intelligence in an article for TD Magazine, the publication of the Association for Talent Development, an organization with 37,000 members.

University Recreation

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University Recreation to Offer Free Hands-Only CPR classes on Feb. 12

If a loved one suddenly collapsed and became unconscious, would you know what to do? According to the American Heart Association, as many as four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home. While effective bystander CPR can double or triple a victim's...

University Recreation Challenges UA Community to Commit to Fit

University Recreation challenges the U of A community to 'Commit to Fit'. This incentive program for University of Arkansas students and UREC members is a perfect way to stay committed to your health and wellness goals in 2016.

University Recreation to Host Stand-Up Paddleboard, Self Defense, Ballet Classes and More

The spring 2016 semester brings a variety of non-credit and continued learning opportunities in aquatics, dance, and health & safety topics for students, UREC members, faculty/staff, and Arkansas Alumni Association members. Ballet Dance, beginning...

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