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Ungar to Be Inducted as Fellow of Arkansas Academy of Computing

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Peter Ungar, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anthropology and director of the Environmental Dynamics doctoral program, will be inducted Oct. 11 in Little Rock.

College of Engineering J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Appointments Points of Pride Science Anthropology Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Birrell, Thornton Appointed Associate Deans for University Libraries

Monday, September 23, 2019

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

Libraries Appointments

Kathryn Sloan, Director of Humanities, Named Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Kathryn Sloan, director of humanities and professor of history, will become the next vice provost for faculty affairs at the University of Arkansas, effective Oct. 1.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Others Appointments Humanities History Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Announces New Faculty

Friday, September 13, 2019

Maggie He joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as an assistant professor. Her research interests span the areas of organic chemistry and materials chemistry.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Appointments Research & Innovation Science Chemistry and Biochemistry

Sacharoff Joins School of Law Senior Leadership Team

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dean Margaret Sova McCabe of the University of Arkansas School of Law has appointed Laurent Sacharoff to serve as associate dean for research and faculty development.

School of Law Appointments Law and Justice

University of Arkansas Bands Add New Team Member

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Alumnus J.R. Hinkson will serve as associate director for operations, marketing and finance, administering the band and music department scholarships among other duties.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Appointments Arts Business Band Music

Department of Mechanical Engineering Announces New Faculty

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Han Hu joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an assistant professor in August 2019. He is researching critical cooling technologies for microelectronics, hybrid vehicles and data centers.

College of Engineering Appointments Engineering Mechanical Engineering

School of Law Appoints Inaugural Associate Dean for Student Success

Monday, September 09, 2019

Susannah Pollvogt, director of academic excellence at the School of Law, has been appointed to serve as the school's first associate dean for student success.

School of Law Appointments Law and Justice

Feature Filmmaker Appointed Visiting Professor

Monday, September 09, 2019

Brent Renaud, a global journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker, will bring his storytelling skills to the School of Journalism and Strategic Media this fall semester.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Appointments Humanities International Journalism

Abrahams Appointed to Advisory Board for International Conference

Friday, September 06, 2019

Daniel Abrahams, assistant professor of music education, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Appointments Arts Education Music
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