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Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

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Educational Leadership Faculty Member Calls on Counseling Experience

Her background in school counseling and leadership led Kara Lasater to develop a passion for strong family-school partnerships.

Special Education Program Focuses on Strengthening Dyslexia Therapy

Arkansas lawmakers have strengthened state law in the past few years to identify and help schoolchildren with dyslexia, and the University of Arkansas is strengthening its special education academic program to provide more well-prepared educators...

U of A Faculty Members Make Learning Fun at Summer Camps

Each summer, University of Arkansas faculty members spend many hours teaching a much younger crowd than usual. In the College of Education and Health Professions, faculty members put on a camp for children with autism, held both on campus and at...

College News

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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.

Carnines Back Campaign, Educational Leadership With New Scholarship

University of Arkansas alumnus Les Carnine and his wife Linda, of Edmond, Oklahoma, have committed $250,000 to the College of Education and Health Professions and Campaign Arkansas. Their gift will create the Carnine Endowed Scholarship in Education...

U of A Education Innovation Office, State Team Up to Offer Annual Summit

The theme of this year's Education Innovation Summit on Sept. 26 and 27 in Little Rock is "Inside the Leader is the Design" with keynote speakers Darryl Adams, James Rickabaugh and John Spencer. The Office of Innovation for Education at the University...

Education Reform

Education Reform

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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...

Study Finds Large Funding Gap Between Charter Schools, Traditional Schools

The average disparity in per-pupil funding between traditional public schools and their public charter school counterparts in metropolitan areas is $5,721, a gap of 29 percent, according to a new report issued today by a team of researchers in the...

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

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Colleges Collaborate on Research into Efficiency, Physical Aspects of UPC Methods

A collaboration between professors in business and exercise science is adding knowledge to the research fields of both, as well as practical information for Digimarc Corporation, a corporate sponsor of the McMillon Innovation Studio at the University...

Five Things Parents Should Know to Help Protect Their High School Athletes

A new study by the Korey Stringer Institute described in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine ranks Arkansas No. 11 for its high school sports safety policies.

Grad Student Incorporates Hydration Info Into Course for Freshmen

As a graduate student at the University of Arkansas, Natasha Brand is a teaching assistant for the freshman-level college transition course called University Perspectives. So, of course, she wanted to include information on the topic she's planning...

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

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Interim Director Appointed for U of A Nursing School

Susan Patton, who has taught in the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas since 2010, has been named interim director of the school. Patton's appointment was effective Aug. 14.

U of A Graduate Publishes Research on New Concept in Emergency Health Care

University of Arkansas graduate Robert Steeps co-authored a recent article in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine detailing a survey of emergency medical services professionals' attitudes about a new health-care concept in which they would...

Ghana Trip Gives Nursing Students New Medical Knowledge, Cultural Experience

Helping deliver babies, teaching about wound care, infant hydration and dental hygiene, teaching CPR, attending a Ghanian wedding and seeing elephants in the wild were all experiences University of Arkansas nursing students won't soon forget after...

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

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Frazier Writes Textbook on Diagnosing, Treating Communicative Disorders

Kimberly Frazier, a University of Arkansas associate professor of communication disorders, has written a textbook that addresses the importance of clinical phonetics in the diagnosis and remediation of communicative disorders.

New Communication Disorders Faculty Member's Work Focuses on People with Disabilities

New University of Arkansas assistant professor Christine Holyfield researches augmentative and alternative communication, focusing on developing and evaluating interventions, including technology and instruction, for people whose speech capabilities...

Deadline Approaching for Fall Communication Disorders Conference

Monday, Sept. 11 is the deadline to register for the Fall Conference of the University of Arkansas communication disorders program. The conference is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 in the Verizon Ballroom in the Arkansas Union.

University Recreation

University Recreation

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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...

Helms Named 2017 University Recreation Outstanding Alumnus

During the NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation annual conference, Katie Helms was honored with the 2017 University Recreation Outstanding Alumnus Award.

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