The Department of Theatre, Department of Art and African and African American Studies Program are bringing diversity to education by using an interdisciplinary approach to expand the ways in which theatre, art and culture can be studied. African and African American Studies, also known as AAST, is an interdisciplinary program that enhances the core disciplines of a traditional liberal arts education. Through the study of the history and culture of the African diaspora, the program examines the role that race has played in the creation of current society. The theatre and art departments have embraced these connections though hosting special events, guest artists and performances.
It’s 7 o’clock on a Thursday evening, and if you happen to be tuned into KXUA 88.3 FM, you’ll hear stories that incorporate sociological terms, explanations of sociology concepts and questions about sociology thanks to professor Douglas Adams and his show, Social Sounds which airs every week from 7-8 p.m. Adams, associate professor of sociology, hosts the show for his general sociology class. On the broadcast, he takes callers’ questions about lecture topics and reviews material for his biweekly exams. In addition to live calls, students are invited to send text messages with questions regarding information covered in class, and he answers the questions on air. The texts help Adams keep a record of messages and participation rates.
Gibberish: Sapient Fool’s Gold a solo art exhibition by Jeannie Hulen, associate professor of ceramics at the University of Arkansas, will run March 25-May 2 at the GRIN Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island.
The University of Arkansas Press and local NPR affiliate KUAF have teamed up for National Poetry Month with an April initiative called the Poetry Minute.
The University of Arkansas Department of Music is pleased to host John Hagstrom, trumpet,Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in residence from March 31 to April 2. During his residency, he will work with UA trumpet and music students in a variety of capacities. Hagstrom will conclude his residency with a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Fine Art Center's Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall.
Artist Jason Brown's work includes sculpture, performance and installation. His use of mixed media pushes boundaries and intends to transform space and actions into spectacles that address routine patterns and social norms. The Contemporary Sculpture Society invites students to attend the lecture of this very contemporary and multifaceted artist at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Fine Arts 213. The event is free for students.
The Biology Graduate Student Association invites students to hear our spring speaker, Al Savitzky, at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Science and Engineering 603.
Please plan to attend a guest lecture sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program titled "The Politics of Exorcism in Post-Reformation England" to be given by professor Peter Lake at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in JBHT 144.
The University of Arkansas Department of Music inside the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is proud to host Alice M. Hammel as she presents a lecture titled "What a Teacher Can Be" in Worthington Hall of the Lewis E. Epley Jr. Band Building at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.