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The Emerging Role of Game Design in Digital Humanities

What academic program involves students and faculty from the social sciences, architecture, visual and performing arts, the humanities, computer science and the natural sciences? Game design – an increasingly important methodology in digital humanities. David Fredrick, associate professor of classics and director of the humanities program in Fulbright College, uses game design to teach Greek and Roman mythology and Roman civilization. The teaching method eventually led to Tesseract Studio for Immersive Environments and Game Design, which uses a game-centered approach to produce immersive content for online, face-to-face and blended courses.

Sharing Our Common Past: Three professors personalize history of America through the voices of Americans

Fulbright College is home to three of the top historians in America. Elliott West, Randall Woods and Daniel Sutherland explore very different themes in their historical research but get to the heart of their stories in much the same way, using the personal correspondence and first-hand accounts of those Americans who stood at the center of history as it was happening. Their insightful, nuanced and detailed writing has been widely acclaimed, and they are regularly invited to give lectures around the nation and overseas.  

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J.D. Willson

New Video Highlights Reptile and Amphibian Research

In a new Research Frontiers video, University of Arkansas biologist J.D. Willson and his graduate students search for reptiles and amphibians at Woolsey Wet Prairie Sanctuary on the outskirts of Fayetteville. Willson’s research group has found rare species in the restored prairie wetland, such as the Graham’s crayfish snake and the crawfish frog.

SOCI Faculty

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Celebrates 2015 Achievements

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences announces several recent faculty accomplishments. The university community, along with members of the department of sociology and criminal justice are excited to see faculty members recognized by colleagues and students for their diverse strengths and talents and outstanding contributions in research, teaching and service.  Since

Woodrow Shew

On the Brink of Chaos: Physicists Find Phase Transition in Visual Cortex

Physicists have found that intense visual input forces the brain into a brief moment of chaos, but the visual cortex spontaneously returns the brain to its optimal function.

Faculty Awards

Fulbright College Cabinet Announces Annual Faculty Awards

The College Cabinet in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences has named the winners of its annual faculty awards. The cabinet chooses recipients for excellence in teaching, research and advising.

Jeffrey Lewis

Biologist Awarded Seed Grant for Stress-Defense Protein Research

Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a leading national science and technology consortium comprised of more than 100 institutions, has awarded a University of Arkansas biologist a $5,000 seed grant to study stress-defense proteins.

Peter Ungar

Anthropologist Receives Expedited Grant to Study Last Foragers in Africa

New research challenges the long-held premise that oral health can indicate shifts in human diet, and a University of Arkansas researcher is headed to Africa with the help of an expedited National Science Foundation grant to find answers.

Elías Domínguez Barajas

English Professor Selected for 2015 Community Research Award

Elías Domínguez Barajas, associate professor of English and director of the Program in Rhetoric and Composition, was awarded the 2015 Community Research Award by the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. With this $10,000 grant, he will conduct a study on literacy practices within the local Latino community.

James Gigantino II

New Book Centers on New Jersey as Microcosm of Revolutionary War

A new book edited by a University of Arkansas historian sheds light on New Jersey’s central role in the Revolutionary War.

Loren McDaniel

U of A Alumna McDaniel Wins Miss Arkansas Pageant

University of Arkansas alumna Loren McDaniel won the title of Miss Arkansas 2015 on Saturday night at the 78th Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant. The pageant took place Saturday at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs in front of a crowd of more than 2,500 people.