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Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

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Local Students Competing in Science Fair Focus of New U of A Documentary

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A new film produced by University of Arkansas faculty members tells the story of students from three local state high schools who compete in a regional science fair hosted at the U of A.

Students Receive Grant to Help Equip STEM Lab at Washington Elementary

Two University of Arkansas graduate students received a grant from the Fayetteville Public School Foundation to fund a coding and computer science project they started at their teaching internship site last semester.

Honors College Research Examines How Language Shapes Identity

Sandra Kincaid is not an English teacher yet, but the research she conducted for her Honors College thesis at the University of Arkansas convinced her that students need reading and writing assignments based on content that is relevant to their lives...

College News

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Students With Autism Present Learning Opportunity for Faculty

Many University of Arkansas professors and instructors will teach students who have some of the characteristics of autism, even if the student has not been diagnosed as having autism.

Repeat Winner Says Denny Racquetball Tournament Is Special, Like Namesake

Pawel Wolinski will try to hold onto his crown in the fourth-annual racquetball tournament set for Saturday, Feb. 25, to raise funds for the George S. Denny Memorial Scholarship Fund. But, it's not the first priority for the three-time champ.

Worthen Appointed to Arkansas Civil Rights Committee

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has selected five University of Arkansas faculty members, including Diana Gonzales Worthen, to serve on its Arkansas Advisory Committee.

From the Dean

From the Dean

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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...

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...

Education Reform

Education Reform

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U of A Research Suggests Education Savings Account Could Reduce Crime

University of Arkansas researchers found that an education savings account program in Texas could reduce crime, according to a paper published in late December by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Social Science Research Network.

U of A Alumnus Appointed to Illinois State Board of Education

Collin Hitt, a 2016 graduate of the University of Arkansas, was recently appointed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to a two-year term on the State Board of Education.

NEA Awards Grant to U of A to Study Benefits of Field Trips

The University of Arkansas has been awarded a $149,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to study the effect of the arts on students' health and social and emotional well-being. The NEA announced on Dec. 12 the first projects funded...

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

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Researchers: Method Using Tarp to Cool Person With Heat Stroke Is Effective

A team of University of Arkansas researchers has found that, if a tub of ice water is not available for cooling someone who is suffering from exertional heat stroke, making a "taco" out of a tarp to immerse the person in cold water will also work.

U of A Student Going to Mayo Clinic for Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

J.D. Adams will go to Rochester, Minnesota, this summer for a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic after he walks in the May commencement at the University of Arkansas.

Author to Give Historical Perspective on Race in College Athletics in Public Talk Monday

Author Andrew Maraniss will talk about the challenges, including racial epithets and death threats, faced by the first black basketball player in the Southeastern Conference when Maraniss visits the University of Arkansas on Monday, Feb. 6.

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

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Tonya Terry Nursing Scholarship Continues Namesake's Legacy of Caring

Paige Davis will graduate in May with her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Arkansas. A scholarship created in memory of another nurse helped her accomplish this milestone.

Nursing Master's Degree Ranks on Best Value Colleges List

The Master of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Arkansas was recently ranked No. 21 nationally by According to the website, the ranking is based on awards and recognitions, 20-year net return on investment, customization...

International Nursing Honor Society Inducts New Members at U of A Ceremony

The Pi Theta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau at the University of Arkansas inducted 43 new members at a ceremony Nov. 10 at the Arkansas Union.

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

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Professor to Use Grant to Study Education's Effect on Prisoners

A University of Arkansas professor has received an $80,000 grant to study the effect of education on recidivism and post-release employment of Arkansas prison inmates.

Student Affairs Educator Picked for National Leadership Program

Two national organizations recently recognized University of Arkansas faculty member LJ Shelton. A clinical assistant professor of higher education, Shelton was selected by NASPA, which is the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, to...

Video Features Teens With Disabilities Who Are Given PROMISE of Independence

Faculty and graduates of the rehabilitation education and research graduate program at the University of Arkansas are helping teens with disabilities explore avenues of employment through the Arkansas PROMISE program, a $35.7 million federally funded...

University Recreation

University Recreation

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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...

Accredited Fitness Certifications Now Available Through University Recreation

University Recreation is always looking for certified personal trainers and group fitness instructors to assist in offering a variety of fitness programs to the University of Arkansas community.During the fall 2016 semester, UREC will be hosting...

Simple Safety Tips Enhance Outdoor Experiences

Whether heading out on a UREC trip or with a group of friends, individuals should remain mindful of a few safety tips provided by UREC Outdoors in order to best enjoy their recreation experience.

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