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Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

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Online Education Information Website Ranks U of A Special Education Degree No. 3 in Nation

The University of Arkansas master's degree in special education, which is delivered online, is ranked No. 3 on a listing of best online master's degree programs in special education by a company called Early Childhood Education Degrees.

Faculty Receive $8.1 Million in Grants to Improve ESL Education in Arkansas

Two University of Arkansas faculty members recently received three federal grants totaling more than $8 million to fund programs to increase the number of educators prepared to teach English language learners in Arkansas schools.

Teacher of the Year Gives U of A Students Tips on Culturally Responsive Teaching

Tina Howlett knows the value of a good guest speaker and Courtney Cochran travels all over Arkansas and the United States talking to groups and meeting people.

College News

College News

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U of A Interdisciplinary Team Receives Grant to Fund Transition Education

A new $1 million grant to University of Arkansas faculty from the U.S. Department of Education will be used to prepare 36 U of A graduate students in special education and communication disorders to improve transition services for high school students...

U of A, LSU Faculty to Collaborate on Study Abroad Research

Two University of Arkansas faculty members will work with a U of A alumna who received a Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program grant to fund a study-abroad research project.

First Students Enter New College Experience Program for Those With Intellectual Disabilities

The first three students in the new four-year, non-degree EMPOWER program at the University of Arkansas are proud to blaze a trail for more who will come after them.

Education Reform

Education Reform

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U of A Professor Co-Authors Piece on Political Correctness for Chronicle of Higher Education

Bob Maranto, a University of Arkansas professor in the Department of Education Reform, argues in a piece published in the Chronicle of Higher Education that conservatives' concern about university students being swayed toward liberal viewpoints is...

Study of Character Skills Intrigues Engineer-Turned-Education-Researcher

Malachi Nichols originally wanted to be an engineer. He came to the University of Arkansas from Midland, Texas, on a scholarship designed to recruit students underrepresented in the field of engineering, and he earned his bachelor's degree in 2015.

Researchers Describe New Findings on Louisiana Voucher Program

Researchers from the School Choice Demonstration Project at the University of Arkansas and the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University released findings from their study of the third year of results from the Louisiana Scholarship...

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

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Research Validates Fluid Diary to Measure Daily Water Intake

Members of the Hydration Science Laboratory at the University of Arkansas showed that the illustrated seven-day fluid diary tested in a research project at the U of A is a valid and reliable method to estimate daily water intake. The Journal of Nutrition...

U of A Professor Leads Group Recommending Individualized Approach to Hydration

University of Arkansas associate professor Brendon McDermott chaired a group of researchers and clinicians tasked with writing new recommendations on hydration in physically active people that emphasize there is no one-size-fits-all.

Bentonville Students Produce Video to Honor U of A Student Who Served Country

University of Arkansas student James LaRocco was inspired by the 9/11 terrorist attacks to enlist in the Army, and he spent nine years on active duty that included two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. This month, for the 16th anniversary of 9/11,...

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

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Nursing Students Put Training, Passion to Work in Houston

Two University of Arkansas nursing students took off for Hurricane Harvey-ravaged Houston without knowing what to expect. What they learned is they are sure of their career choices.

U of A Graduate on List of Top Nurse Leaders in State

The Arkansas Center for Nursing recently named University of Arkansas nursing graduate Eryn Zimmerebner to its 2017 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40.

U of A Nursing Students Learn from Mental Health Awareness Event

University of Arkansas nursing students volunteered at the annual mental health vigil Oct. 1 in Fayetteville, lighting candles, ushering guests and distributing material.

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

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Bentonville Teen with Cerebral Palsy Excels at First Summer Job Through PROMISE

Talking with him and his parents for only a few minutes makes clear 17-year-old Luke Kitterman has a loving, supportive family that has taught him well. But, there is at least one thing he can't get from them - the sense of independence and accomplishment...

Research Finds Communication Therapy Effective But More Studies Needed

More research on the effectiveness of augmentative and alternative communication is necessary to guide people who work with adolescents and adults with autism, according to a review a new University of Arkansas faculty member conducted with her colleagues...

Gearhart to Serve on New Fulbright Association Presidents Council

Dave Gearhart, former chancellor of the University of Arkansas, has accepted an appointment to the Fulbright Association's inaugural Presidents Council.

University Recreation

University Recreation

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UREC Outdoors Recycling Efforts Provide 10 People With Clean Water for Year

University Recreation Outdoors successfully recycled enough snack wrappers during the spring 2017 semester to supply 10 people with one year of water through the TerraCycle recycling program.

University Recreation Offers New UREC Sports Injury Clinic

This fall, University Recreation is once again expanding its services with the introduction of the UREC Sports Injury Clinic. Featuring a certified athletic trainer, the new service will offer open clinic hours to University Recreation members, as...

Wellness Initiative to Be Launched at the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas is committed to the well-being of its students, faculty, and staff. A Wellness Initiative, created through a partnership between the Pat Walker Health Center and University Recreation, identified eight dimensions of wellness...

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