Welcome to the October 2019 Round Up of the Fulbright REVIEW Blog
Fall is in full swing here at the U of A’s J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, and you know what that means – tons of amazing events, even more awesome research, and so many great stories to share with you, our Fulbright Family!
This issue also highlights several of our faculty members who have been recognized nationally for their commitment to increasing our college’s diversity and inclusion.
First read about one of our associate deans, who just won the American Historical Association’s 2019 Equity Award!
Then, meet two Fulbright College faculty members who were recently recognized as Minority Access National Role Models – one from chemistry and biochemistry and one from Latin American and Latino Studies
Afterward, get to know the college’s four-person team that leads human resources, faculty services and diversity and inclusion initiatives for our more than 7,600 students, 665 faculty members and 350 staff members.
We’re also excited to announce that 12 of the 20 recipients of the 2019 Artists 360 Awards – recognizing top performing, visual and literary artists from across Northwest Arkansas – are talented students, faculty and alumni from our own Fulbright College!
Additionally, four of our incredible researchers from chemistry and biochemistry, biological sciences, physics and mathematical sciences who have embraced the power of high-performance computing recently had their projects featured on ScienceNode.org.
We’re also turning the spotlight on the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society’s namesake, who is remembered for her work on behalf of women and education and was recently posthumously inducted into the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame.
Be sure to also meet this English alumna, who is now a journalist and endurance runner, this professor who is passionate about highlighting Latin American art influences and social responsibility in her music, and this Faulkner Performing Arts Center student-worker, who is also part of the First-Generation Mentoring Program!
Speaking of the Faulkner Center, the 11th annual One Book, One Community event featuring the authors of I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope, will give a free, public lecture there later this month. Reserve your free tickets now!
And as always, we’ll keep providing you with more new stories at fulbrightreview.uark.edu continuously, and showcase the most interesting features in our monthly email round ups so you never miss the inside scoop.
We hope you’ll stay tuned and continue to enjoy the blog. And, if you have a great story idea or know someone you’d like for us to feature, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your own post.
Todd Shields, Dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences