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UAMS awarded grant for space radiation research

UAMS awarded grant for space radiation research

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAMS) – A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently was awarded a three-year $4.4 million grant by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) to investigate the degenerative or long-term health effects of space radiation on cardiovascular health, as part of the newly formed Center for Space Radiation Research.

Marjan Boerma, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the UAMS College of Pharmacy Division of Radiation Health, will lead the research team and serve as its principal investigator.

My Town Hero: Mom's love leads to special needs calling

My Town Hero: Mom's love leads to special needs calling

PANGBURN, Ark. (KTHV) – Carol Yarrington is a woman with ambition! She has spent the past seven years getting her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in special education all so she can be a voice for children with special needs.

Yarrington felt the calling to be someone that special needs children could rely on after she witnessed her own son, who has autism, go through school. As the years went by, she noticed that some special education teachers didn’t seem to care or did not have the appropriate training. Even if it was just in one child’s life, she was determined to make a difference.

As parents, we all have that desire to get our kids the best education possible. For parents of children with special needs, that desire can turn to frustration. Yarrington is making a difference in the lives of her students every day, but it's the journey that led her to them, that makes her extra special. She teaches students with special needs at Heber Springs Elementary.

LRSD to change substitute teacher program

LRSD to change substitute teacher program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the end of the school year in sight, the Little Rock School District is announcing changes coming next year for its substitute teacher program.

To save money, the district says it will use a private company, Will-Sub, to handle the way substitutes are hired, assigned and paid.

Pamela Smith with LRSD said that current employees should not notice much change in how they do their jobs, but the subs will see an increase in their daily pay due to the move.

This change takes effect July 1, 2014.

 

District announces recipients of PCSSD Scholarships

District announces recipients of PCSSD Scholarships

On April 25, May 2 and May 14, 2014, the Pulaski County Special School District’s Scholarship Committee met to review and score the applications submitted for the 2013-2014 PCSSD scholarship funding. Based on the points from the scoring rubric, the committee has awarded a $2,500 scholarship toward post-secondary education to the following outstanding graduating seniors. Congratulations to them all!

UALR selected for $1M endowment

UALR selected for $1M endowment

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been selected for a $1 million endowment to support scholarships for nontraditional college students who want to return to school to finish their education.

The Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco selected UALR for the endowment - the only institution in Arkansas to offer the Osher Re-Entry Scholars Program.

Osher, a patron of education and the arts, established the foundation in 1977 to seek to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. He's funding the UALR endowment from his personal reserves.

The foundation has already provided the school $50,000 each year since 2012. The first Osher scholars are set to graduate this month.

UAMS sets SeniorNet June computer classes

UAMS sets SeniorNet June computer classes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAMS)– Computer classes — Fundamentals for Beginners — Win 7 and Digital Photography Utilizing Picasa  — will be taught in June for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Classes begin June 2. They are:

*         Fundamentals for Beginners — Win 7, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

*         Digital Photography Utilizing Picasa, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Course fees for 16 hours of instruction are $45, and student manuals are $15. The program is administered by SeniorNet, a nonprofit volunteer group. Classes are in Room 2156 at the UAMS Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock. 

Thirty-nine Ouachita students named to Who’s Who

Thirty-nine Ouachita students named to Who’s Who

Thirty-nine Ouachita Baptist University students have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

The students were chosen for Who’s Who by OBU’s faculty, staff and 2014 senior class based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

The following Ouachita students will be included in Who’s Who: http://www.obu.edu/news/2014/05/08/thirty-nine-ouachita-students-named-whos/

(If this story appeared on your THV11 community page, at least one student from your town can be found on this list.)

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