Kelsey Lovewell Lippard

Birrell, Thornton Appointed Associate Deans for University Libraries

Lori Birrell has been appointed associate dean for Special Collections, and Joel Thornton has been appointed interim associate dean for Research and Learning.

Bioarcheological Applications in Cultural Resource Management

Jessica Mathis, a graduate student in biological anthropology, will lecture on bioarcheological applications in cultural resource management at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Discovery Hall 505.

Former All-American Student-Athlete Tomika Ferguson to Give Two Public Lectures on Oct. 1

Tomika Ferguson of Virginia Commonwealth University will present two lectures on Oct. 1, one on black women student-athletes and a second on safe spaces and visibility in the classroom.

Nurses Say Flexibility of New U of A Online Program Is Pivotal to Earning a Bachelor's Degree

Nearly 50 students — licensed practical nurses — from across Arkansas and beyond enrolled in the inaugural class to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing through online instruction.

U of A Welcomes Alfred P. Sloan Program Director to Campus

Evan Michelson, program director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will discuss philanthropic support for research from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in room 504 of the Arkansas Union.

Students Donate to Hurricane Relief Effort in Bahamas

The International Student Organization and Bahamian students will host a drive through the end of this moth to raise funds and most needed items to help those devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Chemistry Seminar: New Transformations of Renewable Alcohols Catalyzed by Oxo-Metal Compounds

Professor Kenneth Nicholas of the University of Oklahoma will give a Chemistry Seminar at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in Chemistry Building 144. A reception will follow in CHEM 105.

Tech Spotlight: Use WordPress to Highlight Your Publication, Project or Research

WordPress is a free, easy-to-use, open-source blogging and web-publishing platform provided for University of Arkansas students, faculty, staff and affiliates.

Howe to Discuss Contribution of Women's Writings to Global Islamic Revival, Sept 30

Justine Howe of Case Western Reserve University will give a lecture titled "Reviving Islam in Cold War America" at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 in Gearhart Hall Room 258.

Student Nomination Lands Horticulture's McDonald on Minority Role Model List

Garry McDonald, clinical assistant professor in U of A's Department of Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences, has been named a Minority Access National Role Model by Minority Access.

Be a Mental Health Advocate; Become a CAPS Student Ambassador

Are you passionate about mental health? If so, consider becoming a mental health student ambassador. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, Oct. 31.

Social Innovation Challenge Brings Innovation to Bear on Food Insecurity, Sustainability

The Social Innovation Challenge connects a multidisciplinary network of classes with local, national, and international organizations committed to addressing pressing social and environmental problems.

Student Applications Now Open for First-Generation Mentoring Program

First-generation college students make up almost 25 percent of the total U of A undergraduate population. First-gen freshmen and sophomores can apply for a mentoring program. Apply by Oct. 4.

Do You Have a Story to Tell? Become A Part of Human Library

Share an interesting life story or your unique perspective through dialog with another person at the Human Library, which will be Nov. 13-15 in Holcombe Hall. Fill out a short form to become a "human book."

AccessABLE: Arkansas' First Disability Resource Group for Faculty and Staff Is Looking for Members

AccessABLE, the University of Arkansas' first faculty and staff disability resource group, is open for membership. The group will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Multicultural Center in the Arkansas Union.

Fall 2019 Travel Assistance Application Now Open

This Provost Office-sponsored grant of up to $1,000 is available to tenured and tenure-track faculty who have been invited to make conference presentations between Oct. 1 and Jan. 31.

Call for Nominations of New Teaching Academy Fellows, Fall 2019

Nominations for Teaching Academy Academy Fellows are now open. The due date for nominations is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.

Faculty Enrichment Panel Discussion on Conducting and Evaluating Meaningful Research

The Office for Faculty Development and Enhancement will be hosting its first Faculty Enrichment Series event of the semester from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in ARKU 512-514.

Staff Senate Accepting Part-Time Employee Award Nominations Through Oct. 4

Faculty and staff of the U of A are encouraged to nominate part-time employees for the Staff Senate Part-Time Employee Award, in recognition of outstanding service to the university.

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Researchers to Partner on All-Electric Aircraft Project

Two electrical engineering professors — Alan Mantooth and Fang Luo — have joined a multi-institutional team of researchers on a NASA-funded project to develop an all-electric aircraft.

University Relations

State of the University Address Set For Tuesday, Oct. 1

Chancellor Joe Steinmetz will deliver his annual State of the University address Oct. 1, at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center.

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Honors College Lecture Explores the Origins and Legacies of the Gothic

Dean Lynda Coon and associate professor of architecture Kim Sexton will discuss the movement’s impacts on politics, economics and society.

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English Professor Publishes Article on #MeToo and Responding to Gender-Based Violence

An article by Jo Hsu, assistant professor of English, is the lead essay in a special issue — "The #MeToo Moment: A Rhetorical Zeitgeist" — of the Women's Studies in Communication journal.

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