Dean's Message

A Message from the Dean's Office

Welcome to the Winter 2015 issue of the Fulbright Review.

We are expecting an eventful spring semester and the celebrations have already begun. Yesterday, we observed MLK Holiday, and February will bring a new television series featuring one of our very own faculty members.

In March, one of our concert bands will go on a three-state tour. In April, we’ll recognize the 60th anniversary of J-days and commemorate J. William Fulbright’s birthday. Then it will be time for our Spring 2015 issue. So let’s seize the moment and explore some of the great things happening in Fulbright College.

The Mountaintop
Dr. Eddie Jones
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He Is My Brother

Eddie Jones, a professor of voice in the Department of Music, influenced countless lives as an educator, performer and conductor. He joined the University of Arkansas faculty in 1990, and the community suffered a great loss after his passing on Oct. 16, 2014. On Dec. 3, Jones’ friends, students and colleagues honored his inspirational life through a memorial concert.

Sue Walk Burnett
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Like Manna From Heaven

On a rainy Friday in October, five thankful students had lunch with a donor whose gift to the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism changed their lives.

Jak Chakhalian (photo by Matt Reynolds)
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Going After the Big Thing

When Jak Chakhalian was just a teenager, his aunt presented him with the first volume of published lectures by Richard Feynman, the Nobel Prize-winning American theoretical physicist.

Promotional poster for NOVA's Lost City Petra 2014
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Professor’s Paradise in Petra Premiering on PBS

Walking into Thomas Paradise’s office in Ozark Hall, the first thing someone could notice is his extensive rock collection. The rocks are neatly scattered around his desk, along with his pictures and books of the ancient city of Petra near Wadi Musa, Jordan. Paradise, a professor of geosciences and an expert on Petra, has published more than 40 articles, maps and chapters on the subject and visited the site. He also taught at the University of Jordan while on a Fulbright Senior Scholar award.

The Eugene McDermott Concert Hall
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Wind Ensemble Blows Through Dallas

Sunday, March 8, the University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble will begin a three-day performance and recruitment tour with venues in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Faculty Awards
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Celebrating the Humanities

The accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and alumni are an important focus of the Fulbright Review. Fulbright College is comprised of four distinct areas, the fine arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Each issue of the Fulbright Review dedicates a story within the Successes section to some of the year's highlights within a particular area. This issue features successes in the humanities.

Henry Cisneros
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A Dream for New Americans

The American Dream Initiative, a program designed to help integrate immigrants into the community, is getting its start in Northwest Arkansas. The University of Arkansas, Walmart and other organizations have become partners in this effort to help immigrants connect with resources enabling them to integrate into society.

Henry Woods on his Soapbox (Razorback yearbook)
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Public Servant, Friend Honored by Rewarding Student Leadership

Nearly 46 years ago, Henry Woods left his hometown of Hot Springs and began what would become his legacy of outstanding leadership at the University of Arkansas. He chose to major in journalism, and as editor of the centennial edition of the Razorback yearbook in 1972, Woods left his mark on campus. Many of his friends described the publication as "the best yet," "unlike any other” and "so 'Henry.'"

After the Tsunami