New Short Takes Video Looks at Life After Graduation: The Next Adventure
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – At the University of Arkansas, we measure our success with the miles of sidewalks that carry our legacy — the names of our graduates going back more than a century.
And behind that legacy are thousands of journeys to new careers, new entrepreneurial ventures or to the next step in education — like the journey of chemical engineering major Miriam Gonzalez, who will go to work in Jonesboro this summer.
“To me, the ultimate success of a university is when graduates launch themselves into meaningful and successful lives,” said Jim Coleman, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Senior Walk is a pretty powerful reminder that the U of A is built on the legacy of everyone who has been a part of this campus.”
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About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.
Amy Schlesing, executive director of strategic communications
Faculty members Zora Murff and Loring Taoka and graduate students Ashley Gardner and Ziba Rajabi received grants from Artists 360, a program that supports the regional arts community.
Abughattas, a Kundiman Fellow who lives in Los Angeles, earns a $1,000 prize for her poetry collection.
In Honors College Retro Readings courses, students from all colleges tackle classic texts from a contemporary, multidisciplinary point of view.
The U of A Museum will host Caitlin Ahrens, a doctoral student who will talk about meteorites in Arkansas and around the world at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Archeological Survey Building.
A panel of business people will discuss diversity and inclusion in the workplace from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium of the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development.