The Campus This Fall

UA construction workers clear sidewalk rubble and collect peeling paint as part of a September 2014 project to improve the Chi Omega Greek Theater. Millie Hogue / The Razorback Reporter

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Guest architect Randy Hestler (left) and Professor Kimball Erdman admire a student's sketches and installation on Mt. Kessler, September 2014. Nathan Owens / The Razorback Reporter

Landscape Students Test Vision at Mt. Kessler

By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter This semester, landscape architecture students are continually visiting Mt. Kessler, getting a sense of the environment and producing installations that evoke the poetry of the location. Titled “Patterns, Perceptions and Processes,” the exercise is part of the first vertical studio — combining two-, three- and four-year students — offered […]

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Magazine: UA Law Tops in Value

By Brian Dunnaway The Razorback Reporter PreLaw magazine has ranked the University of Arkansas School of Law No. 1 this year among the best-value law schools in the country. The school has been listed in the top 20 ranking for four consecutive years. Stacy Leeds, law school dean, said the PreLaw magazine is designed for […]

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New Hall’s Acoustics to Adjust to Performer

By Millie Hogue The Razorback Reporter When cellist Aya Rowe steps into the first University of Arkansas concert hall built on campus, she will take her seat on the stage and tune her instrument. What the junior music performance major won’t do is try to adjust the sound of her cello to the room. Instead, […]

Aneeqa Ishtiaq, a UA Counseling and Psychological Services clinician, uses a bell to start and end a meditation session at Pat Walker Health Center, September 2014. Ashton Eley / The Razorback Reporter

Meditation Expanding Minds on Campus

[Show picture list] By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter Researchers have long identified stress as a major contributor to most illnesses. University of Arkansas health professionals are promoting what they describe as mindful stress management practices as a way to prevent student illness. “You can’t afford to have lifestyle illnesses and the primary killers in […]

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University Sets Strategy for Aging Faculty

By Dulce M. Wills The Razorback Reporter As the baby boomers march through their 60s, University of Arkansas administrators, human resources managers and even philanthropists are intensifying programs that beef up junior faculty in anticipation of senior faculty and staff losses to retirement. An estimated 6,000 jobs nationally in post-secondary education had to be filled […]

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Area, Police Get Ready for Biker Throng

By Rachel L. Walker The Razorback Reporter Bikes, Blues & BBQ organizers estimate that the motorcycle rally will attract around 400,000 visitors to the region this week. That would make the rally one of the largest events in the state and one that will call on the Fayetteville and University of Arkansas police departments to […]

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New Graduate School Dean Aims to Expand Opportunities

By Alex Golden The Razorback Reporter Increasing assistantships and raising more money to pay graduate students’ tuition and stipends will help the University of Arkansas Graduate School compete better against other schools, the new dean said. A top priority for Kim LaScola Needy, who was hired over the summer, is to move the university into […]

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UA Leaders Honored, Veterans Resources Expanded

By Brian Dunnaway The Razorback Reporter The Patriot Award for support of National Guard and Reserves is a representation of University of Arkansas efforts and the people involved in creating veteran programs and services on campus — not an individual recognition, the co-honoree said. Chancellor G. David Gearhart and Vice Chancellor Charles Robinson were honored […]

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New Help Available for Substance Abusers

By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter University of Arkansas students who struggle with substance abuse and addiction can get help through a new program offered by Pat Walker Health Center. The Recovery Education and Accountability Program (REAP) began this semester as a result of collaboration between the Substance Education and Alcohol Resources office and the […]

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Foreign Students Get Help Finding Jobs

By Christina Wilkerson The Razorback Reporter University of Arkansas programs and departments are more efficiently assisting 1,677 international students wade through the technical jargon of employment and visa procedures by using new websites to get jobs, officials said. The International Students and Scholars office is the main connection for international students who are trying to […]

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Medical Claim New Option in Alcohol Policy

By Rachel L. Walker The Razorback Reporter University of Arkansas students who are charged with an alcohol-related incident now have the opportunity to be protected by a recently adopted policy that would keep the infraction off their disciplinary record. The Razorback Medical Attention and Reporting Alternative Resolution Policy took effect in the fall semester. It […]

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New Professor Brings 3-D Printing Expertise

By David McDaniel The Razorback Reporter The three-dimensional printing industry is amidst exponential growth – more than 1,834 percent from July 2010 to July 2014 – spurring the addition of a University of Arkansas faculty member and the development of a focused curriculum in mechanical engineering. The decision to hire Professor Wenchao Zhou is a […]

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Students follow Ed Mink, UA director of wellness and health promotion, in meditation and yoga in his morning Yoga for Wellness class, September 2014. Ashton Eley / The Razorback Reporter Landscape architecture students and faculty stop for a student's installation at Rock City on Mt. Kessler, September 2014. Nathan Owens / The Razorback Reporter Guest architect Randy Hestler gets a closer view of a student's installation at Mt. Kessler, September 2014. Nathan Owens / The Razorback Reporter Guest architect Randy Hestler (left) and Professor Kimball Erdman admire a student's sketches and installation on Mt. Kessler, September 2014. Nathan Owens / The Razorback Reporter Aneeqa Ishtiaq, a UA Counseling and Psychological Services clinician, uses a bell to start and end a meditation session at Pat Walker Health Center, September 2014. Ashton Eley / The Razorback Reporter Aneeqa Ishtiaq, a UA Counseling and Psychological Services clinician, sits in a meditative pose and guides a meditation group at Pat Walker Health Center, September 2014. Ashton Eley / The Razorback Reporter Group by Old Main Students walk to and from class in Old Main. UA student Brian Jekel studies on the Steven L. Anderson Design Center balcony Thursday afternoon. Fall Photo