SameSport.Arkansas Launch & Panel: Sports as a Tool for Social Change (University of Arkansas)

University of Arkansas: SameSport.Arkansas Launch & Panel: Sports as a Tool for Social Change. “SameSport-Arkansas is an inclusive two-sided community marketplace that makes it easier for people with disabilities to find accessible sports and activities in the area. A one-stop online database, samesport.org, hosts a curated user-friendly database with search filters (sports, inclusivity, level, age, disability, availability online), and description of each location with photos, price and schedule.”

University of Arkansas: Tyson Family Foundation Gift to Create Digital Library and Art Publication Funds

University of Arkansas: Tyson Family Foundation Gift to Create Digital Library and Art Publication Funds . “Mike Bieker, director of the U of A Press and assistant vice chancellor and director of operations and finance, said, ‘As the University of Arkansas Press celebrates its 40th anniversary, we are grateful for this tremendous gift from the Tyson Family Foundation. These funds will be used for two purposes: to digitize our entire collection of books, making them more widely available and accessible than ever before, and to advance our potential in the field of art publishing by supporting scholarship that explores the history and meaning of art and its effect on our lives. These fantastic initiatives would not be possible without the continued support and generosity of the Tyson family.’”

University of Arkansas: Libraries Digitize Largest Collection of University Photos to Date

University of Arkansas: Libraries Digitize Largest Collection of University Photos to Date. “The University of Arkansas Picture Collection (MC 2467) contains around 5,500 photos and negatives depicting the U of A campus and scenes from around the state. Now, over 1,300 of these items have been digitized and made available to the public online at no cost. Images will continue to be added to the digital collection over the course of this multi-year project.”

University of Arkansas: Arkansas Doctors, Gov. Hutchinson and U of A Professors to Teach on COVID-19

University of Arkansas: Arkansas Doctors, Gov. Hutchinson and U of A Professors to Teach on COVID-19. “The University of Arkansas Honors College will present a daily online forum titled Pandemic, which will bring together medical professionals, faculty experts and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to provide context on the global health crisis. Pandemic, to be offered May 11-22, is one of the first college courses in the nation to focus on COVID-19 and will examine the crisis from multiple perspectives, from public health to supply chain management and economic impacts. Honors students across the state may enroll in the course, and anyone who is interested may sit in.”

University of Arkansas: Webinar Series to Give Caregivers Tips for Teaching Children With Disabilities During Pandemic

University of Arkansas: Webinar Series to Give Caregivers Tips for Teaching Children With Disabilities During Pandemic. “University of Arkansas professor Peggy Schaefer-Whitby has teamed up with the state’s Center for Exceptional Families to support caregivers who are educating children with disabilities at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly a dozen special education experts across Arkansas — and two other states — have created a three-part webinar series to assist parents who may be struggling.”

University of Arkansas: Wastewater Toolbox Launched to Help Textile Industry Improve Wastewater Footprint

University of Arkansas: Wastewater Toolbox Launched to Help Textile Industry Improve Wastewater Footprint. “The Sustainability Consortium, founded by the University of Arkansas and the University of Arizona in 2012, has launched a Wastewater 101 Toolbox to help the textile industry learn about the causes, impact and treatment of wastewater. This free online resource will help manufacturers, retailers and brands improve their wastewater footprint and help the producers of clothing and textiles have a lesser effect on people and the planet’s resources.”

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: UA holds New York Post’s 1.38 million photos; archive dates to 1860s

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: UA holds New York Post’s 1.38 million photos; archive dates to 1860s. “More than a million photographs and negatives spanning the 20th century arrived at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville last month. Dennis T. Clark, dean of libraries, said the trove is the New York Post’s photo archive, which contains a few photos dating back to the 1860s….Clark said the archive was donated in 2017, but the university didn’t take possession of 1.38 million items until early October, when two trucks carrying the 1,492 boxes of photos and negatives arrived on campus.”

University of Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press to Publish Open-Access Journal

University of Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press to Publish Open-Access Journal. “The University of Arkansas Press has announced the acquisition of Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts. It is the first open access initiative by the press. First published in 2012, Artivate publishes original peer-reviewed scholarship that engages with arts entrepreneurship. From 2015-2018, Artivate was published by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.”

Project Update: Razorback Yearbook Digitization (University of Arkansas)

University of Arkansas: Project Update: Razorback Yearbook Digitization. “Last year, the University Libraries raised funds to digitize every University of Arkansas yearbook, from the original Cardinal to the current Razorback. Thanks to project donors, volumes from 1879-1949 are now available online…. At this time, 51 volumes have been digitized into 15,055 single, fully searchable scans. The project will include 119 volumes in 45,000 single scans in total.”