Join the Fully Funded MFA Studio Art Program at the University of Arkansas School of Art

The University of Arkansas School of Art’s Studio Art MFA program combines contemporary critical engagement with technical proficiency designed to support a variety of approaches to artmaking.

All students in the MFA Studio Art program are fully supported. We provide full assistantships to all of our graduate students, including full-tuition waivers and $15,000 stipends annually for all three years of study. Also, every student receives an additional $4,000 fellowship per year.

Students enter the program through one of 6 media areas (ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture) and work closely with faculty and graduate students from those areas while in the program. Though it is expected students have a strong background in their chosen medium, they are encouraged to work across disciplines and across media. The curriculum is designed to support a variety of approaches to artmaking, coupled with rigorous theoretical inquiry, research, and social awareness.

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NASA chief Bridenstine plans to resign, not join Biden administration

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he would not stay on as head of the agency under a Biden administration, even if asked by the president-elect.

Bridenstine, a Republican, represented Oklahoma’s 1st Congressional District before President Donald Trump appointed him to NASA’s top position. But he stressed that his plan to step down is not based on party affiliation. Rather, Bridenstine said, he would do so to ensure that the next leader of the agency could be someone with a longer-term relationship to Biden. 

“The right question here is, ‘What’s in the best interest of NASA as an agency, and what’s in the best interest of America’s exploration program?'” Bridenstine told Aviation Week. “For that, what you need is somebody who has a close relationship with the president of the United States. You need somebody who is trusted by the administration. 

“I think that I would not be the right person

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Trump’s Ex-Education Chief of Staff Won’t Vote for Him, Implores ‘All Patriotic Republicans’ to Join Him

The former Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Education in President Donald Trump’s administration published an op-ed on Thursday saying that he won’t vote for the Republican president and implored “all patriotic Republicans to join” him.

a clock on the front of a crowd: President Donald Trump gives a campaign speech just four days before Election Day outside of Raymond James Stadium on October 29, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.

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President Donald Trump gives a campaign speech just four days before Election Day outside of Raymond James Stadium on October 29, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.

Josh Venable, who worked under Education Secretary Betsy Devos, published the op-ed in The Detroit News with a title that read, “As a Republican, I’m tired of Trump’s division, discord, vitriol and hate.”

“I am a lifelong Republican. And I am exhausted. Nearly all my career, I have worked for Republican candidates and conservative causes, managing campaigns, organizing coalitions and raising money,” Venable wrote. “I served as U.S. Department of Education chief of staff in the Trump administration. But this is 2020, so of

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University Hospitals and CWRU join global study of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

CLEVELAND, Ohio — University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University will take part in AstraZeneca’s Phase 3 global study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, the organizations announced Thursday.

UH will be one of about 80 investigational sites across the country that will collectively enroll up to 30,000 participants, UH and CWRU said in a statement.

AstraZeneca paused its trial in early September to review safety data because a British trial participant developed a neurological condition.

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the resumption of the company’s U.S. trials after reviewing global safety data. The trial had already resumed in other countries.

This is the second COVID-19 vaccine trial that UH is taking part in. The hospital system also is part of 120 clinical investigational sites around the world in a Phase 3 vaccine study sponsored by biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. and German biotech company BioNTech SE. UH joined

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Mid Michigan College asking voters in Gratiot, Isabella counties to join its district

HARRISON, MI – Mid Michigan College, a community college serving in Clare and Gladwin counties, is looking to formally expand its tax base and local service area by adding Gratiot and Isabella counties to its district.

Voters in Gratiot and Isabella will decide two proposals on the Nov. 3 election ballot.

The first proposal would annex any residents within the Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Service District that aren’t already part of the college’s district. The second proposal would set a millage rate of 1.2232 mills, or $1.22 per $1,000 of taxable property value. This would grant the college about $3.1 million in yearly revenue, and it plans to use about half of that income to cut tuition for local students, according to a news release. Those from the college’s expanded district would see tuition reduced by roughly 40%, saving a full-time student more than $2,100 a year. Both of the

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Could Big 12 Join SEC in Having College Sports Version of COVID-19 Law and Order

STILLWATER — The college football season had some bumps at the start, but nothing like we’ve seen the past week and in the SEC, where their motto is “It just means more” they are dealing with it as if that motto is true during a pandemic. Now SEC schools will give up conference revenue for not being diligent enough in fighting the coronavirus and potential outbreaks or spikes. 

Pokes Report checked with two Big 12 Conference officials and received a response as to whether the Big 12 would handle issues in a similar fashion. The on individual said they had not heard of anything like that in the Big 12. The conference has worked so much together, both in administration, medical staffs at each school, and coaching staffs to play contests despite COVID-19. There has never been mention of punishment for what might be seen as carelessness or lack of

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