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We continue our look back the first 150 years of the University of Arkansas with the history of one of the most iconic features on campus: the Senior Walk. Charlie Alison with university relations tells us how a skirmish led to the unique tradition.

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On this week’s Sound Perimeter, University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe celebrates the return of spring with music selections from Lili Boulanger, Jonathan Harvey and Chen Yi.

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The University of Arkansas is maintaining its campus mask requirement after Gov. Asa Hutchinson lifted the statewide mask mandate on Mar. 30. The university is also offering more vaccinations to staff and students as they prepare to bring more people back to campus this summer. 

Sound Perimeter is a vibrant part of our Thursday shows, so we asked University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe, the creator, about her inspiration for the segment and her other musical passions.

In this week's look back in time through the University of Arkansas's last 150 years, Charlie Alison with university relations introduces us to the first international student to appear on the school's Senior Walk in 1912. International students began coming to the U of A in the first decade of the 20th century when the university first created curricula for master's degrees.

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For more than a century, different parts of the U.S. have had neighborhood covenants and zoning laws. Some are simple, others are confusing. And as Molly Brady has found in her research, titled Turning Neighbors Into Nuisances, many of these rules in the past and some in the present, come with legal problems. Brady is an assistant professor of law at Harvard Law School and recently spoke, virtually, to the University of Arkansas Law School.

In today's Sound Perimeter with University of Arkansas Professor of Music Lia Uribe, we explore how Frederic Chopin turned etudes from a piece of practice music to stand alone pieces performed in concert halls. We hear Chopin's Etude Op. 10, No. 12 in C minor Revolutionary performed by Evgeny Kissin, Sonido Bestial by Bobby Cruz and Richie Ray, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Horn Concerto, K. 447, 3rd movement performed by Sarah Willis and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. This segment originally aired on Sept. 17, 2020.

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A bill that would allow college-level student athletes in Arkansas to make money off of their name, voice, signature, photograph or likeness passed its first legislative hurdle this week. On Tuesday, the House Education Committee by a voice vote, with no dissenting votes heard, approved House Bill 1671, which would create the "Student-Athlete Publicity Rights Act."

This week's story from the 150-year history of the Univeristy of Arkansas follows the life of one of the most popular cartoonists of the early 20th century. Stuart Carothers, best known as the creator of "Charlie Chaplin's Comic Capers" and "The Movies of Haphazard Helen," began his cartooning career while at the U of A.

Finding enough qualified educators to teach science and math is a challenge across the nation. To ease the shortage, a team of University of Arkansas educators will use a $1.45 million grant from the National Science Foundation to prepare secondary math and science teachers to teach at high-need school districts.