Science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as the STEM fields, have a direct impact on daily modern life. Whether it is the natural world, computers and smartphones, buildings and roads or going to the store and bank, STEM is all around. These are just a few of the reasons that mathematical sciences alumna Dorothy Dortch Kapnic of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, believes so strongly supporting the education of those interested in mathematics. Motivated by her own experiences at the University of Arkansas and her commitment to continue the legacy of support she once received herself, Kapnic is creating an endowed award with the goal of increasing diversity in the STEM fields. Her $25,000 will benefit undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Does the name Nettie Barnett sound familiar? If not, then the next time you find yourself in front of Old Main, take a look at the beginning of Senior Walk. Mary Antoinette Barnett Boles, known to all as Nettie, was the first graduate of the University of Arkansas, Class of 1876, and hers is the first name on Senior Walk. In 1973, her son Edwin (also an alumnus) chose to honor the family’s long history with the U of A by establishing the Boles-Vaulx Scholarship Fund with a donation as provided in his will.
Alumnus John Register, a University of Arkansas track star turned Paralympic medalist, will return to the University of Arkansas campus on April 8-10 as the Arkansas Alumni Association’s 2014 Johnson Fellow.
University of Arkansas alumnus Stephen E. Darr, founder and executive director of Peacework, will visit campus on Wednesday and Thursday, April 8-9 as the Arkansas Alumni Association's 2015 Johnson Fellow. Faculty, staff and students are invited to meet him during a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House.
Richard J. M. Blackett, the Andrew Jackson professor of history at Vanderbilt University, will present "The Underground Railroad and the Struggle Against Slavery" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Giffels Auditorium as part of the Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts.
A group of women connected by their deep appreciation and support of the University of Arkansas – that’s the essence of the Women’s Giving Circle. The group, created in 2002, supports numerous mentorship programs, student initiatives, research projects and other worthwhile efforts on campus, in the community and across Arkansas. Since its inception, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded nearly $1 million to worthy university projects.