Hughes to Present on Re-Segregation of Little Rock Nov. 7
The University Libraries' and Graduate School and International Education's Graduate Student Speaker Series continues this semester with Airic Hughes, a doctoral candidate and graduate assistant in the Department of History.
Hughes will present "Through the Heart of the City: I-630 and the Re-segregation of Little Rock" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Walton Reading Room of Mullins Library. This event is free and open to the public.
"U.S. Interstate 630 intentionally re-segregated Little Rock and erased the city's social memory of racial violence," Hughes said. "This true story reveals how and why systems of white supremacy recreated modern Little Rock."
The Graduate Student Speaker Series debuted in fall 2018 as a platform for students to share the research they have conducted using Special Collections materials. Graduate students from all majors who are interested in presenting on the research they have done using Special Collections materials are encouraged to visit the speaker series webpage.
Julie Buntin and Gabe Habash, the 2019-20 Walton Visiting Writers in Fiction, will give readings of their work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.19th, in Gearhart Hall, 0026 on the U of A campus.
Voice students Dennese Adkins, Sophia Chiocco, Gloria Deveraux, Kyle Forehand, Ethan Godfrey, Mickel Gordon and Stacee Lyles qualified for national competition at Knoxville, Tennessee.
Chancellor Joe Steinmetz' third action item details how the university should be the graduate school of choice for students seeking to diversify and amplify their educational outcomes.
Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, the campus is invited to make some entertaining noise on the third and fourth floor of Mullins Library before they are closed for renovation.
Transit and Parking is taking the lead on a November and December food drive and is setting up sites on campus to collect items, starting on Monday, Nov. 18.