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Curriculum and Instruction

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Volunteer Work Put ESL Symposium Speaker on Education Path

Last year, Amy Hewett-Olatunde was named the Minnesota Teacher of the Year at the high school where she began her teaching career 18 years ago.

Federal Education Official to Address U of A ESL Symposium on Feb. 24

KimOanh Nguyen-Lam was miserable when she came to the United States from Vietnam in 1975 as a high school sophomore and could not communicate or learn.

U of A Delegation to State Conference Includes Two Students Giving Presentations

A group of University of Arkansas graduate students, visiting scholars and professor attended the Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association annual conference "From Performance to Proficiency!" at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs with two of...

College News

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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.

U of A Online Bachelor's and Master's Programs Rise in 'U.S. News' Rankings

Online undergraduate degree programs offered by the University of Arkansas ranked significantly higher in this year's 'Best Online Programs' from U.S. News & World Report. Online graduate education programs also rose in rankings, and graduate engineering...

Fourth-Annual Racquetball Tournament to Raise Funds for Denny Scholarship

The College of Education and Health Professions is sponsoring a racquetball tournament to benefit the George S. Denny Memorial Scholarship Fund. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, at the racquetball courts in the Health, Physical...

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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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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Williams Recognized for Service to Social Justice

Social justice is embedded into the curriculum of the rehabilitation education and research program at the University of Arkansas, so much so that the program coordinator was honored with an Educator of the Year award by Langston University in Tulsa...

Faculty Members Explore Changing Services to Adult Learners

Two University of Arkansas faculty members in the College of Education and Health Professions recently studied the changing programs and funding for programs targeted at learning for mature adults.

Speech and Hearing Clinic Hosts Children with Hearing Loss at Holiday Event

The University of Arkansas collaborated with Arkansas Hands & Voices, an organization that supports families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing at a holiday event Dec. 3 on campus. Both undergraduate and graduate students majoring in communication...

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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