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During his annual State of the University address Thursday, University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz reflected on how the campus community has adapted amid a pandemic and how that flexibility will need to continue as faculty, staff and students head into an uncertain future. The full speech can be viewed on the U of A's YouTube channel.

Historic Cane Hill is hosting a statewide art competition for high school students. The winner earns $10,000 toward a year at the University of Arkansas School of Art.

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Next spring, the University of Arkansas Honors College will devote a Signature Seminar to the past and present of terms like witchcraft and occult. We asked the professor leading the course, Timothy Landry, about what he will be discussing. He'll deliver a preview lecture, via Zoom, on Monday, Oct. 12 at 5:15 p.m.

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Two students at the University of Arkansas, one an undergrad and the other a doctoral candidate, are working on theses that explore the legacies of the Bentonville and Fayetteville chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in the region.

The Public Policy Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is providing unbiased election information in an effort to aid voter education. The center shares information about the voting process and ballot issues through a physical voter guide and a website.

In September, the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas took over the daily management of www.ArkansasCOVID.com. Over the last month, students have continued analyzing virus-related data and one of the trends they've noticed is the increase in days where double-digit deaths were reported.

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A federal Health Resources and Services Administration grant award is enabling the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest to develop a rural training track for medical school residents. Family physician Ronald Brimberry, M.D., an associate professor at UAMS-NW’s Family Medicine Residency Program, will direct the training track.

A University of Arkansas Honors College Signature Seminar class about global social change and making a difference locally will be offered next spring. Three scholars leading the class will deliver a virtual preview lecture Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 5:15 p.m.

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A new certificate program from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is offering training for aspiring farmers in an effort to reinvigorate the state's small farms and develop local foodways. 

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In celebration of the autumnal equinox, the first day of fall this year on Sept. 22, we air a nocturne featuring an ensemble of native forest singers, conducted by University of Arkansas Professor of Entomology Don Steinkraus.

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