You’re a professional journalist – too old to be green, too young to be seasoned – and you land the dream job: a reporter for the New York Times. You go to New York City and are only partially through orientation when you’re dispatched to cover the civil rights movement. You relocate your spouse and two young children from Little Rock to Atlanta, and then spend most of your time on the road because even though there are plenty of things to cover in Georgia, the big story is in Alabama because it’s February of 1965 and although you don’t know it yet, you’re about to become a pivotal part of history. This was Roy Reed’s introduction to working for the New York Times after two years in the U.S. Air Force and nearly a decade at the Arkansas Gazette.
Lee Williams, longtime aide to Sen. J. William Fulbright and former member of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, died June 3, 2015, at age 89. He worked for Fulbright from 1955-1974, first as a legislative assistant and then as an administrative assistant and chief of staff. Williams attended the University of Arkansas School of Law (LL.B. ’53) after distinguished service in World War II. He and Purvis were both appointed to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board by President Bill Clinton on Nov. 12, 1993.
Seven University of Arkansas students have been awarded J. William Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships to teach English abroad for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year.
Students in the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism have launched a website filled with multimedia reporting from two weeks spent covering news and events in Santa Cruz and Samaipata, Bolivia.
Six voice students from the University of Arkansas Music Department are about to embark on a life-changing adventure that is certain to leave a lasting impression on their academic careers. Moon-Sook Park, assistant professor of music, a voice faculty professor and renowned soprano, will accompany these students for the 2015 Concert Music Service Summer Vocal Camp.
The University of Arkansas Band Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Benjamin Lorenzo to the position of associate director of bands and director of athletic bands. Lorenzo will serve as director of the 335-plus member Razorback Marching Band, conduct the Symphonic Band, and teach courses in the University of Arkansas Department of Music.
Lia Uribe, assistant professor of bassoon at the University of Arkansas, will be in Athens, Greece, this week at the 18th annual Mediterranean Studies Association's International Congress, to be held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, May 27-30.