New faculty development initiative begins at UAPB

Dr. Mildred Pearson, Professor of Education at Eastern Illinois University, was the presenter during the newly created faculty professional development workshop at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff recently. With more than 100 faculty in attendance, the theme for this groundbreaking workshop was, “Higher Ground: Building, Sustaining and Assessing Faculty.” This on-going training for…

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?”…

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…

Dr. Daoyuan Wang appointed assistant professor of chemistry at UAPB

Dr. Daoyuan Wang has joined the Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as assistant professor of Chemistry, with primary responsibilities in analytical and physical chemistry. He has interests in developing new types of carbon-based nanomaterials and finding their applications in energy storage devices, electrophotocatalytic water splitting, nanohyperthermia, drug…

Dr. Dayan Perera appointed Extension aquaculture specialist

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Science Dr. Dayan Perera has been appointed Extension aquaculture specialist for the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In this position he will develop a research and Extension program in baitfish and sportfish aquaculture, author peer-reviewed research and Extension publications and…