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UAPB students attend Monsanto 1890 leadership event

The Monsanto Company recently selected three students from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) to attend their annual 1890 Student Leadership Event in St. Louis, Missouri. Students from twenty of the 1890 Land Grant Institutions were chosen to attend the three-day event with all travel and accommodations provided by Monsanto. This event included…

UAPB students attend Thurgood Marshall College Fund institute

Seven University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff students attended the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Annual Leadership Institute in Washington, DC recently. TMCF’s Leadership Institute is a national program that aims to develop the student-attendees’ leadership skills, create a community of like-minded scholars, provide companies and government agencies access to overlooked diverse talent, and help…

Veteran’s day celebration set for November 9

Retired Colonel Nathaniel “Nate” Todd will be the guest speaker during the Veteran’s Day Celebration scheduled for noon Thursday, November 9, at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The University began a formal ceremony in 2016 to honor local veterans. UAPB was designated a 2017 Military Friendly Gold status campus, and is only one…

Library to host alumna for book signing

The John Brown Watson Memorial Library System at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host Aza Njeri for a book signing Monday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. The free, public event will be held in the Howard-Sykes auditorium of the John Brown Watson Memorial Library on UAPB’s campus. Njeri is a Griot author,…

Biology professor to present origin of life research

Dr. Joseph Onyilagha, professor of Biology at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has been selected to present his research on amino acids at Florida Memorial University. Funded by NSF/HBU-UP, the title of his presentation is, “Origin of Life on Our Planet: Why Did Nature Select Only 20 Amino Acids to Build Its Proteins?”…

Nursing department plans white coat ceremony

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Nursing will host its 2nd Annual White Coat Ceremony on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Sponsored by CHI-St. Vincent Infirmary, the event will be held at 6:00 pm in the J.M. Ross auditorium of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building. Twenty-three (23) junior nursing students will be presented…

Dr. Linda Okiror appointed to KIPP Delta board of directors

Dr. Linda Okiror, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Success at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, has been appointed to the KIPP Delta board of directors. In her position at UAPB, Dr. Okiror is responsible for the Offices of Recruitment, Admissions, the Student Success Center, the Living/Learning Centers, and the summer Learning…