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Curriculum and Instruction

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Chinese Student Wants to Use U of A Doctorate to Help 'Left-Behind Generation'

In China, an estimated 61 million children are referred to as the "left-behind generation." Their parents have moved from rural areas to cities to earn a living but they don't bring their children with them because of a residency permit system that...

Graduate Expands Her Service to Families with Master's Degree Focusing on Autism

It all depends on the hat she is wearing. Brandi Shinn has several to choose from. Part of every day she wears the parent of a child with disability hat. Her teacher hat, behavior-specialist hat, and trainer hat are all worn on a regular basis as...

IMPACT Arkansas Fellowship Seeking Applications Before Jan. 1 Deadline

Fellows of a new University of Arkansas educational leadership initiative called IMPACT Arkansas are working hard to make sure the program lives up to its name.

College News

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Ganio, Washington Among Honors College Grant Recipients

The Honors College has awarded almost $80,000 in grants to faculty across campus to promote undergraduate research and honors student researchers working in a broad range of disciplines, from animal science to anthropology and biomedical engineering.

Arkansas Higher Education Board Approves Joint Doctoral Program

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board today approved a Doctor of Occupational Therapy program to be jointly operated by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Arkansas.

Former University Dean Describes Need for Scholarship Support

When Jerry Robbins was pursuing his master's degree in educational administration at the University of Arkansas, he hungered for more than knowledge.

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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Arkansas Teacher Corps Expands Impact With New Staff

The Arkansas Teacher Corps, a University of Arkansas program, recently completed a cycle of new hires in key positions as the program expands its presence across Arkansas, particularly in the Delta. The program is in its fifth year of recruiting...

Penn Professor to Lecture on Discipline Policy Reform

Matthew Steinberg, assistant professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture titled "Rolling Back Zero Tolerance: Evidence on the Scope and Impact of Discipline Policy Reform" at noon Friday, Oct. 21 on the University...

Education Commissioner to Describe Vision for Excellence in Education

Johnny Key, commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education, will give a lecture titled "Arkansas Vision for Excellence in Education" at noon Friday, Oct. 7, on the University of Arkansas campus.

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

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Research Looks at Prevalence of Ageist Attitudes Toward Older Adults

Strap on flat-footed "shoes" first, followed by ankle weights and knee braces. Then, add elbow braces and a vest weighted with 20 pounds. Put on gloves and attach a TENS unit -- which stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and issues...

Doctoral Student Publishes Research Examining Molecular Processes Affecting Muscle Loss

Jacob Brown originally considered going into medicine but then he realized studying the cause of disease was really what intrigued him. Now well into a doctoral program at the University of Arkansas, Brown is first author of a new peer-reviewed article...

Conference Gives Exercise Science Students Motivation, Knowledge

Watching other students present their research can be the push a student needs to get on that same path, more so than a class or lecture or even the example of a faculty member.

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

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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.

Hospital Completes Gift to Epley Center for Health Professions at U of A

Steve Percival, vice president of human resources for Washington Regional Medical Center, presented the final installment Sept. 1 of a gift from the hospital to help fund the construction of the Epley Center for Health Professions at the University...

Public Notice of Accreditation Review Given for U of A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

The University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is scheduled for an on-site accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education on Sept. 26-28.

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

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U of A Students Take New Adventure Therapy Focus to Local Schools

University of Arkansas graduate students in counselor education are taking adventure therapy programs into local schools with the goal of helping students build self-esteem and self-efficacy, both of which contribute to more academic success.

Chi Sigma Alpha Inducts New Members From Higher Education Graduate Program

Nineteen new members were inducted Nov. 17 into the newly re-established Alpha class of the Theta Chapter of Chi Sigma Alpha, a student affairs academic and professional international honor society at the University of Arkansas.

Schmidtke Edits Book Describing American Indian Workforce Education

A new collection of essays edited by a University of Arkansas professor is a first of its kind, establishing a baseline of the current state of American Indian workforce education.

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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