Determined to Help Our Community Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U of A's new Determined to Help website will provide resources and stories of inspiration during the COVID-19 crisis.
Russell Cothren

The U of A's new Determined to Help website will provide resources and stories of inspiration during the COVID-19 crisis.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The outbreak of COVID-19 across the country has changed everyday life for all Americans over the last few weeks, including those in our Northwest Arkansas community. The adjustment to a "new normal" is never easy, but the University of Arkansas is determined to help make that adjustment a little easier.

The U of A is launching a new "Determined to Help" website this week to help give its community a place not only to discover helpful resources during this unprecedented time, but also to provide stories of inspiration and hope.

In the last week, members of our faculty, staff and students have gone above and beyond to help their fellow community members. From nursing students providing a helping hand at local hospitals to some of our engineering professors using their skills to help predict and plan how to fight this virus in the coming days, the U of A community is stepping up.  

Those stories and more will continue to be shared on the "Determined to Help" site in the coming days as well as on social media. 


University of Arkansas data science professor Justin Zhan is collaborating with colleagues at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to help predict trends and changes as the coronavirus spreads.


Since the first positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Northwest Arkansas, members of the U of A nursing community offered help.

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 fewer than 3 percent of colleges and 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.


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