Faculty Grants 4/6

The following grants have been received by UCA faculty and staff: Reid Adams, Department of Biology, recently received a $52,000 grant to study the abundance and distribution of fish in the floodplain wetlands of the Arkansas River. The grant is being funded by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The study will provide a better understanding of how river fish are distributed in the Arkansas … [Read more...]

Composer Karel Husa to be honored at UCA

Acclaimed composer Karel Husa will be awarded an honorary doctorate at a concert featuring several of his works performed by UCA?s Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19 in the Reynolds Performance Hall. A reception for Husa will be held in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center following the program. Both the concert and the reception are free and open to the public. Husa will receive the … [Read more...]

Inaugural Burgess Lecture set for Tuesday

Members of the UCA community are invited to attend the Inaugural Burgess Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18 in the auditorium of Doyne Health Sciences Center. Dr. Mary Lidstrom from the University of Washington will give a lecture titled "Research and Education at the Biology/Technology Boundary: the Microscale Life Sciences Center at the University of Washington."Lidstrom is a … [Read more...]

Poet and author Kim Stafford to appear at UCA

Acclaimed writer Kim Stafford will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in Stanley Russ Hall Room 103. A discussion and book signing will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.Kim Stafford grew up in Oregon, Iowa, Indiana, California, and Alaska, following his parents as they taught and traveled through the West. He has taught at Lewis & Clark College … [Read more...]

World-renowned clarinetist to perform at UCA

The world-renowned clarinetist James Campbell, professor of music at Indiana University, will visit the University of Central Arkansas, April 5 and 6. Campbell has followed his muse to five television specials, more than 40 recordings, over 30 works commissioned, a Juno Award, a Roy Thomson Hall Award, the 1989 Canada's Artist of the Year, and in 1997, he received Canada's highest honor: the … [Read more...]

Theatre to present 'Threepenny Opera'

UCA Theatre and the UCA Department of Music will present ?The Threepenny Opera? by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill on April 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The Threepenny Opera brings together beggars, thieves, and other seedy characters as a struggle for control and power ensues among the thieves. Called ?a masterpiece of musical theatre,? The … [Read more...]

UCA student selected for Stanford program

UCA Junior Zak Jones has been selected to attend Stanford University?s School of Humanities and Sciences Summer Research-Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) from June 26 through Aug. 18. SR-EIP is a philosophy research program focused on the humanities and the graduate school experience. Jones will receive a $2,000 stipend, round-trip expenses to Stanford University, room and board on the … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 3/31

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff:Marvin Williams, Academic Advising, was named outstanding advisor for the state at the Region VII conference of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) held March 9-11 in Little Rock. Region VII includes Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Eighteen professional … [Read more...]

UCA Observatory open to public Wednesday

If the sky is clear Wednesday, March 15, the UCA Observatory will be open for the public to view Mars, Saturn, nebulae, and star clusters through university telescopes. Everyone is welcome to stop by anytime between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. The stairs to the observatory are located in the front lobby of Lewis Science Center. Admission is free. … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 3/10

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Hao Liu, Margaret McGee, Myles Quiben, Amanda Treadwell, Kristy Loftin, Department of Physical Therapy, presented a poster presentation, titled, " Variations of Extensor Carpi Radialis Muscles: An Anatomical Case Report ", at the American Physical Therapy Association combined sections meeting in … [Read more...]