Aug. 24

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welcome week cookout 

Welcome Week Cookout

Associated Student Government welcomes returning and new students to the hill for the 2015-2016 academic year with its annual cookout.

Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

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Shackelford Awarded James Madison Fellowship to Aid Study of History

Scott Shackelford, a graduate student at the University of Arkansas, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.

U of A Students, Faculty Help Preschoolers With Autism Improve Communication

Three-year-old Ruby reached for her mother, saying, "Mama."

Clinton Global Initiative Announces Partnership with U of A Literacy Project

The Clinton Global Initiative announced at its fifth annual meeting in June a new commitment to help families in Northwest Arkansas through the University of Arkansas "Wash Time is Talk Time" initiative at local laundromats.

College News

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More Local Schools Getting Help to Address Teacher Shortages

The Arkansas Teacher Corps at the University of Arkansas announced its third group of Fellows, who will start a three-year teaching commitment next month.

Arkansas Teacher Corps Fellow Brings in Third Teacher of Year Honors

Emilianne Slamons is the third Arkansas Teacher Corps Fellow to receive teacher of the year awards in their school districts.

Dean's Chair Established Honoring Hotz

The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas is creating an endowed dean's chair thanks to a gift of $1.5 million from Palmer and Marie Hotz of Foster City, California, and a $2 million grant from the Walton Family...

From the Dean

From the Dean

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OLLI Class Teaches Older Generation About Social Media

In today's world, technology is a major part of life that is nearly impossible to avoid. For older generations, online communication can be a new and foreign concept, making it difficult for some to understand. However, men and women 50 and older...

Dean's Advisory Council Honors Development Officer

Jamie Banks will be honored Thursday with an award created by the Dean's Advisory Council of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. Banks serves as senior director of development and external relations.

U of A College of Education and Health Professions Honors Faculty, Staff

The College of Education and Health Professions honored faculty and staff members for outstanding work at the college's annual spring meeting May 1.

Education Reform

Education Reform

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Study: Philanthropic, Non-Public Funds for Charters Don't Close Revenue Gap

A research team at the University of Arkansas has released a new, first-of-its-kind school funding report stating that, in 15 states, non-public revenue fails to close the gap between spending on traditional public schools and public charter schools.

Professor Testifies Before Congressional Committee About D.C. Voucher Program

Patrick Wolf, University of Arkansas professor of education reform, testified in Washington at a hearing May 14 about the District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Education Policy Graduates Taking University Faculty Roles

The University of Arkansas education policy doctoral program is celebrating the success of several of its first graduates, including three who have been hired in faculty roles at other universities.

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

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Researcher Finds Color of Urine to Be Valid Gauge for Hydration in Children

Athletes and the military have used color charts to track hydration levels for years, and a new study in the European Journal of Nutrition by a U of A researcher found the same method of self-assessment is effective for children.

Kavouras Presents Hydration Research at Asian Conferences

Stavros Kavouras, a University of Arkansas associate professor and coordinator of the exercise science program, gave presentations earlier this month in Japan and China on his research into the effectiveness of using urine color as a guide to hydration...

U of A Sophomore Is State's Only Student Named to Common Core Review Panel

University of Arkansas student Jacob Smith is one of 16 Arkansans named by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Governor's Council on Common Core Review.

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

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Nursing School Receives $1 Million to Increase Advanced Practice RNs

The University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing has received a federal grant of $1 million to increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses.

Nursing Instructor Publishes Article Streamlining Approach to Childhood Obesity

Information about treating childhood obesity can be overwhelming to health practitioners, but a new article written by a University of Arkansas nursing instructor may help.

Terry Passes on Compassion, Empathy to Nursing Scholarship Recipients

Tonya Terry's legacy lives on in the traits of nurses who benefit from the scholarship her husband established at the University of Arkansas.

Rehabilitation, Human Performance and Recreation

Rehabilitation, Human Performance and Recreation

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Teens With Disabilities Go to Work Through Arkansas PROMISE Project

About 350 Arkansas teenagers who are enrolled in the PROMISE project started summer jobs in June.

Workshop Focuses on Teaching Parents to Help Children Through Play Therapy

Play therapy is an effective way to help children facing difficult situations, Garry Landreth has found in nearly 40 research studies involving about 1,200 parents, and he developed a child-parent relationship training model so that parents can use...

Hughes Publishes Books Expanding Study of Diversity in Workplace

University of Arkansas associate professor Claretha Hughes recently published two books that focus on diversity.

University Recreation

University Recreation

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University Recreation Finds Positive Link Between Facility Usage, Grades

Is use of recreational facilities one of the habits of more successful students? Apparently so, according to a study conducted by the department of University Recreation. In analyzing entrances into UREC facilities, students who visited recreational...

University Recreation Recognizes Outstanding Alumnus

Each year, the department of University Recreation honors a distinctive alumnus at the NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation national conference.

University Recreation Outdoors Held Vertical Mile Challenge

University Recreation Outdoors recently offered a new event for the UA community called the Vertical Mile Challenge. The Vertical Mile Challenge is now an annual event encouraging participants to attempt climbing a mile during a full month.

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