As a review of his day in the field – and one of the most important days of his life – University of Arkansas undergraduate student Mitchell Pruitt sent this e-mail to his colleagues at 2:32 a.m. on November 21, 2014: As Pruitt went on to say, it was the first time a northern saw-whet had been captured in Arkansas. Between 1959 and 2010, there had been a dozen sightings of the rare bird – much smaller than a screech, barred or great horned owl – but no captures, until he and Smith, University Professor of biological sciences, netted the adult female last November.
Fulbright College alumni Adam Glasier, Suze François and Matt Tolson returned to Old Main in February to share their advice and experiences for working in corporate America. The dimmed lights and an audience of about 10 students created a small, intimate setting that felt like a discussion between the panelists and students, who had the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the program and to introduce themselves to the panelists. Todd Shields, dean of Fulbright College, started the evening by telling students that the skills they learn from a liberal arts education will always be useful – a sentiment that was echoed by others throughout the evening. Following the welcome, Erica Estes, the college’s director of employer relations, introduced the panelists and asked several questions regarding their jobs and past college life.
An international group of scientists, led by University of Arkansas mycologist Steve Stephenson, discovered the first specimens of slime molds from the Namib Desert in southern Africa.
The Student Media Board announced the appointment of three of five of its 2015-2016 student media leaders: editor-in-chief of The Arkansas Traveler, station manager for UATV and station manager of KXUA 88.3 FM.
Leo Mazow, associate professor of art history in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellowship by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Do relics from the ancient past help shape modern national identities? They did for more than a century in Germany and Denmark, according to University of Arkansas historian J. Laurence Hare, who examines the emergence of antiquarianism in the German-Danish border regions in his new book, Excavating Nations: Archaeology, Museums and the German-Danish Borderlands.
A person’s loss of sleep can be connected to their likelihood of reacting emotionally to a stressful situation. That is one of the recent findings included in a new book, Sleep and Affect: Assessment, Theory and Clinical Implications, co-edited by a University of Arkansas psychology professor and his former doctoral student. Affect is a term in psychology that describes a broad range of emotional experiences.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas are launching a project that will examine how people think of their temptations. In laboratory studies, the researchers will have dieters and smokers view their desires as either coming from within themselves or externally, and then tempt them with the objects of their desire, either food or cigarettes, to see which view of urges is most effective at helping people resist their temptations.
Sara Nicholson and Rachael Price, both doctoral students in the Department of English at the University of Arkansas, are the recipients of 2015 Fulbright Dissertation Research Awards.
There's a lot more to a theatrical production than actors reciting lines in glamorous costumes on pretty sets. Producing a successful show requires the talent of an architect, the skills of an electrician and the knowledge of an engineer. Master of fine arts student Jacquelyn Cox uses all of those skills and more as a lighting designer in the University of Arkansas lighting design program.
Junior Kristen Kent has been selected as the March Student Leader of the Month. Originally from White Hall, Kristen came to the University of Arkansas to major in biochemistry and anthropology. She is currently president of Gamma Beta Phi, membership chair of the Mortar Board, serves on the Honors College Service Committee, and a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta.