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Actress Lynn Whitfield to give spring commencement speech

Actress Lynn Whitfield to give spring commencement speech

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Emmy award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield will be the keynote speaker for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Spring 2016 graduates.

The free, public event will be held Saturday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m. in the Pine Bluff Convention Center Arena.

One of the most respected members of the African-American acting community, Lynn Whitfield was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She credits watching classic movies on television with her grandmother as the inspiration for her career. She loved storytelling and creating characters as memorable as those performances she admired on screen. Today, the Emmy Award-winning actress has established a solid reputation for the authenticity she brings to her portrayal of women from all walks of life.

UAPB to mark 143 years during founder’s celebration

PINE BLUFF, Ark. –– The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will mark its 143rd Founder’s Celebration April 18-24.

With the theme, “Time to Transition: Celebrating the Past, Present and Future,” the schedule of events celebrates the diversity present at UAPB and honors the traditions that have been around for decades.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to speak at UAPB

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to speak at UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, one of the leading intellectual voices in the country, will be the keynote speaker for the Men’s Day Celebration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

The free, public event will be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. in the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. HPER Complex.

Hill is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN. He is also the former host of the nationally syndicated television show Our World With Black Enterprise and a political contributor to Fox News Channel. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Lyceum event to discuss Black Lives Matter

Lyceum event to discuss Black Lives Matter

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - An associate professor from the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law will be giving a presentation, "Do Black Lives Matter?" at the Lyceum event at UAPB.

On Tuesday, March 29, Adjoa A. Aiyetoro will be speaking at the Cross-Phipps auditorium of Caldwell Hall to address remedies for historical and present day conflict amongst people of color, women and other oppressed groups. 

UAPB Vesper Choir to be featured at ASO performance

UAPB Vesper Choir to be featured at ASO performance

MAUMELLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir, will be the featured choir with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 28.

The Vesper Choir has performed with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in the past and has expressed joy to have been selected for this performance opportunity again. The choir will be featured in the performance of “Chicester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein.

UAPB to offer new degree in biochemistry

UAPB to offer new degree in biochemistry

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will be offering a new bachelor’s degree in biochemistry beginning in the Fall 2016 semester.

Dr. Grant Wangila, interim chair of the department of is overjoyed to be part of starting the new degree track for undergraduate students. This program is an eye opener for those who have interests in many disciplines, including health professions, biomedical research, agricultural research and the pharmaceutical sciences.

“Biochemistry is a very fascinating subject and is the basis of the health sciences,” Dr. Wangila said. “This new major is the best preparation for students who wish to pursue research careers in the biomedical sciences or careers as health professionals. I am looking forward to seeing the program grow at UAPB.”

Tour for Diversity in Medicine to visit UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - A group of medical professionals from all over the U.S. are paying a visit the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff to provide free interactive workshops to high school and college students in February.

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a volunteer initiative developed by two young physicians to educate, inspire and cultivate the next generation of minorities in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy, will visit the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Thursday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the STEM Academy and Conference Center.