- Assistant Professor Joshua Mitchell has been chosen as one of thirteen outstanding, hard-working faculty members selected
as the 2016 class of Connor Faculty Fellows at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Robert and Sandra Connor of Little Rock established the Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship
in 2004 to provide essential faculty development opportunities to rising academic
experts in the college.
Claire Allison, 2015 graduate of the Masters in Public Administration Program and currently the program coordinator for the U of A’s Campus Hunger Initiative in the Center for Community Engagement, has recently been featured in the Arkansas Business Journal’s "20 in Their 20s" edition for 2016. The extended article features a variety of young up-and-coming stars in Arkansas, some of whom work for commercial organizations and others for non-profits.
Net Impact will host its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 21st at 6pm in Willard J. Walker Hall 403. They will hold a panel discussion with young professionals, all University of Arkansas alumni, who have incorporated sustainability and social responsibility into their careers. Free food will be provided and there will also be a Fayettechill Giveaway to those in attendance. Net Impact is a dynamic interdisciplinary organization open to all members of the campus community passionate about sustainability.
To kick off this year's Hispanic Heritage Month, the 11th annual Plaza de las Américas will take place from 4:30-6:30pm Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Arkansas Union Verizon Ballroom. The celebration will feature music, dancing, food, friendship and more in a celebration of Latin American culture in Arkansas. There will be booths representing various Latin American countries and providing opportunities to learn about cultures south of the border.
Areas of Study
American Politics examines the structure and dynamics of mass behavior, public opinion and governmental institutions. It further looks at their interrelationships and their role in the political and policy process. Specifically, it studies national government institutions such as the presidency, Congress, the bureaucracy, courts, subnational governments and the federal system. Organizations such as parties, interest groups and social movements are also part of this field. Specific attention is directed to the political behavior of parties, interest groups and social movements and their influence on these institutions and public policy.
Public administration, and especially the Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A.), prepares people who pursue public service careers. These degree programs develop the skills and techniques used by leaders and managers to implement policies, projects, and programs that resolve important societal problems while addressing organizational, human resource, and budgetary challenges. Graduates work in a wide variety of public service fields and in all levels of government (federal, state, local, and regional), in nonprofits, as well as in the international arena, and in the private sector.
Comparative politics focuses on some of the same issues as International Relations, but tends to examine them more within regional contexts. Typically, faculty will focus on Asia, western or eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East.
This area of of study focuses on international affairs, broadly conceived. International relations students examine foreign affairs as well as relations among state and non-state factors in the international system. The discipline draws from economics, law, organizational studies and other fields.