Students encouraged to write the new UALR fight song
November 19, 2014 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

With more than 100 degrees, 60 graduate programs, and seven athletic teams, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers students a quality education and college experience. However, one element, common to other universities—a fight …

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Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today
October 8, 2014 – 4:58 pm | Comments Off

Allan Ward’s book, “Civil Rights Brothers: The Journey of Albert Porter and Allan Ward” commemorates the 50 years that friends Porter and Ward fought for racial equality and civil rights. -Left to right- Trevor Collins, Allan Ward, Michael R. Twyman, Director of Institute on Race and Ethnicity. Photo courtesy of Donna L. Shelton, Web Communications Specialist at the Institute on Race and Ethnicity.

by Carmien Penny

The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity hosted a free event on Tuesday Sept. 30 at the Bailey Center to give people an opportunity to meet with Allan Ward, an author, civil rights activist, and speech communication professor emeritus. Read the full story »

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CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open
November 5, 2014 – 9:23 pm | 4 Comments

Junior political science major Aaron Lazenby demonstrates how difficult it is for a fully-grown adult to ride a child's tricycle. Photo by Alexis Williams

“Everyone deserves a childhood.” Read the full story »

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Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan
November 5, 2014 – 9:19 pm | No Comment

SAPAC's Summer 2014 Interns included students from around the United States

The political science department and international studies program hosted a presentation by Munawar “Sufi” Laghari on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The presentation, entitled “Pakistan-U.S. Relations: Human Rights Abuses in Sindh” gave Laghari the opportunity to discuss human rights abuses against Sindhis in Pakistan. Read the full story »

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The untold stories: From Our House to your house
November 20, 2014 – 11:18 am | No Comment

Many of us complain about little things and wish our lives could be better, or at least easier, but we often forget that some people are less fortunate. Some people do not have enough money to sustain themselves, and have to go live in a shelter. Read the full story »

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Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor
November 20, 2014 – 11:23 am | No Comment

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With support from their professor, four students hosted UALR’s first annual graduate and honors conference on Oct. 23, 2014 at the Arkansas Studies Institute. Read the full story »

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Tech Corner: Smart Watches
November 24, 2014 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

The market has already seen the release of Android’s smart watch the Moto 360. Coming spring of 2015, the long awaited Apple Watch will hit the market. The Moto 360 has a price of 249.99 which is cheaper than what Apple has set for their starting price of 349.99, so the Android watch is definitely cheaper, but is it better?

The Android’s Moto 360 has a 360 design like the name suggests and is 46 mm in diameter with a thickness of 11.5 mm. The Apple Watch has a rectangular design and two sizes to choose from. The first one is 38 mm and the second is 42 mm in width. Unlike the Moto 360 with only one design, the Apple watch has three designs available. The three designs are: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition.

The Apple Watch has a stainless steel case and the display is made with sapphire crystal. The Apple Sport’s case is made with lightweight anodized aluminum and the display is made with LonX Glass. The Apple Edition’s case is made with18-karat gold or 18-karat rose gold and it has the sapphire crystal display as well. Unlike the Apple Watch with the sapphire crystal display the Moto 360 has Corning Gorilla Glass for the display with the display using backlit LCD IPS.

A cool feature the Moto 360 and Apple Watch give you is the built-in heart rate monitor. The Moto and Apple both use Bluetooth 4.0 technology to connect to your phone. The Moto 360 uses the Android Wear OS while the Apple Watch uses the iOS 8. Both use the GPS from your phone. Since you can see the GPS on your watch you can drive and use the watch for directions instead of your phone for it.

As of right now, both watches have about the same specs.  The only difference between the two is the price tag and design.  Now that you have the facts, it is up to you decide which one is better.

 

Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today
October 8, 2014 – 4:58 pm | Comments Off
Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today

by Carmien Penny
The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity hosted a free event on Tuesday Sept. 30 at the Bailey Center to give people an opportunity to meet with Allan Ward, an author, civil rights activist, …

CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open
November 5, 2014 – 9:23 pm | 4 Comments
CALLING ALL TROJANS: costumed tricycle race registration now open

“Everyone deserves a childhood.”

Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan
November 5, 2014 – 9:19 pm | No Comment
Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan

The political science department and international studies program hosted a presentation by Munawar “Sufi” Laghari on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The presentation, entitled “Pakistan-U.S. Relations: Human Rights Abuses in Sindh” gave Laghari the opportunity to …

The untold stories: From Our House to your house
November 20, 2014 – 11:18 am | No Comment

Many of us complain about little things and wish our lives could be better, or at least easier, but we often forget that some people are less fortunate. Some people do not have enough money …

Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor
November 20, 2014 – 11:23 am | No Comment
Students host first undergrad honors conference alongside faculty mentor

With support from their professor, four students hosted UALR’s first annual graduate and honors conference on Oct. 23, 2014 at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Space: The Final Frontier
November 24, 2014 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

Christopher Nolan’s new film, Interstellar, is set in the not too distant future where mankind has made planet Earth uninhabitable. Hoping to save the human race, a group of astronauts leave Earth to look for …

The Multi-Talented Jon Bellion
November 24, 2014 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

Jon Bellion is a name relatively unknown outside of the realm known as the music industry. However, within that world he is a star on the rise. Born December 26, 1990, in Long Island, New …

College Classics: Swingers
November 24, 2014 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

Swingers is two hours of pure perfection. It is a perfect representation of a young, heartbroken man. It is perfectly light, self-depreciative, philosophical and sweet. It is also, more than anything, the perfect representation of …

TV Discovery: Penny Dreadful
November 24, 2014 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

Victorian-era London has a special place not just in the history books but in our hearts as well. It is the starting point of modernization, the birthplace of great literature and also, for better or …

An opening word: Homelessness in Arkansas
November 24, 2014 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be homeless?
The motto of journalism has long been very simple: seek truth. But what is the truth about homelessness in Arkansas? It’s true, Little Rock may dwarf …

Trojans win events one stroke at a time
November 24, 2014 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

The UALR Trojans swimming and diving team made a splash against the Evansville Purple Aces on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Donaghey Aquatic Center. Even though the Trojans lost 176-100, they won a total of …

Trojans snag season opening win against UAM
November 24, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

The men’s basketball team started their season on a positive note by defeating the University of Arkansas at Monticello Boil Weevils on Sunday, Nov. 16. The Trojans defeated UAM 77-64. UALR head coach Steve Shields …

Breaking records account history in the making for the Trojans
November 24, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

 
The volleyball team is having one of its greatest seasons in school history.
The Trojans have had five players win a conference player of the week award. Senior Edina Begic has led the way with six offensive player …

Nolan sets new record at Sun Belt Championship
November 24, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

On November 2, graduate student Cheryl Nolan set a new personal and school record in the 5K event at the Sun Belt Championship held at the USS Alabama Memorial Park in Mobile, Ala. With a time …

Students and athletes face off at Meet the Trojans
November 24, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

The men and women’s basketball teams co-hosted the first ever Meet the Trojans event on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. This was a chance for both UALR students and fans to come out and see the …

Garuba earns Sun Belt honor
November 24, 2014 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

Sitting downstairs in 
the Jack Stephens Center, Fali Garuba gave some insight on her 
experience as a soccer player as well as being named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Second
 Team. The secret behind Garuba’s …

The American people are the losers…again
November 24, 2014 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

Did anybody really win or lose this election? That’s the questions I have had to ask myself in the days that have passed.
Many of my liberal friends lament this past midterm election as a loss …

The politics of Ebola
November 24, 2014 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

Ebola is spreading fast and wide. The biggest fear the world has (even though some countries want you to believe otherwise) is the undeniable truth: there is no unanimous cure, at least not yet.

Fiddling around with music and love
November 24, 2014 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

A Donaghey Scholar has been making headlines in the state for her musical talents and now she’s making music, literally and figuratively, with a fellow student.
Freshman Emily Phillips of Mountain View has won various competitions …