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Ag Communications’ Miller Selected for U of A Rome Center Fellowship



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Professor Jefferson Miller in agricultural education, communications and technology will work on two projects at the U of A Rome Center next summer.

Jefferson Miller, U of A professor of agricultural communications, has been named a Research Fellow at the U of A Rome Center and funded through the U of A Graduate School and International Education.

The program supports scholars who are pursuing research, scholarship or creative activity outside their typical routines. Miller, a faculty member in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Science’s Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology, begins his fellowship in the summer 2024 semester.

The U of A Rome Center Fellowship provides support for his travel and accommodations to Rome this summer.

“I’ll be working on two projects,” he said. “The first is to develop and plan an agriculture-focused study tour for U of A students that will be based in Rome. The proposed study tour would be patterned after my existing ‘Agricultural and Environmental Communications in the UK’ study tour. I’ll also spend some of my time in Rome planning curriculum for a proposed agricultural communications academic program at an agricultural college in the United Kingdom.”

Miller’s fellowship period runs from July 1-Aug. 15, 2024.

“This is considered a ‘mini sabbatical,'” Miller said. “It’s a time to work in a new environment and be more inspired and creative as a result of a change in location, scenery and culture. I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to experience Italy and the U of A Rome Center while I work on my teaching and research projects.”

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the few U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research and Economic Development News.

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