Arkansas Short Takes

Welcome to the home of Arkansas Short Takes, where you will find a series of short videos featuring stories about outstanding students, faculty and special points of pride at the University of Arkansas.

Tackling Concussions Head On

Some fans, coaches and teammates still praise those who stay in the game after getting their “bell rung,” but there can be major consequences for those who continue to play with a concussion. Educating parents, coaches and athletes on how to identify and treat concussions is crucial to player safety.

Razorback Game Day

The SEC is home to some of the most unique traditions and most passionate fans anywhere. Razorback fans are best known for calling the Hogs, but that's just one of the traditions that makes Fayetteville so special on game day.

A Life-Changing Summer

Summer is no vacation for University of Arkansas students who travel to one of the world’s most poverty-stricken regions to help a community in need. The Mozambique service learning project gives agriculture, business and engineering students the opportunity to use what they learn in the classroom to make a difference in the lives of others facing extreme conditions. The results are life-changing.

For more information, visit the service learning website. To recieve information about service learning opportunities through the Honors College, visit the Honors College website.

Transitioning to College

Making the transition to college can be tough on students as they work to make new connections, meet new friends and find out where to turn for support when needed. New Student & Family Programs offers that support in many ways, ensuring that new students experience a fulfilling and successful first year on campus.

Extreme Caver

You can’t thoroughly study underground water resources from behind a desk. Instead, you have to go where the water is – deep underground, often moving through difficult-to-navigate cave systems, sometimes for weeks at a time. The preferred skill-set for this type of research includes expertise in hydrogeology, physics and scuba diving balanced with a desire for exploration and adventure.

Take a field trip to places few have ever seen with University of Arkansas associate professor Matt Covington, one of the world’s only speleophysicists.

Power in Numbers

A group of women from around the country, connected by their deep appreciation and support of the University of Arkansas – that’s the essence of the Women’s Giving Circle. This unique group supports innovative mentorship programs, student initiatives, research projects and other worthwhile efforts on campus, in the community and across Arkansas. See how this diverse group of community volunteers, alumnae, faculty, professionals, mothers and daughters unites for the common good.

Hurdling Adversity

John Register was at the peak of his athletic career, training for the Olympics, when a freak accident changed his life forever. Find out how this Razorback All-American not only recovered but reinvented himself, using his experience to inspire others.

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