Public Events

All events listed in this calendar are free and open to the public. Contact the sponsoring department or organization for additional information.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Positive Deviance Approach: Solving Complex Problems from the Inside Out

Lecture Hall B, Mills Center for Social Sciences, 4:15 PM

Dr. Arvind Singhal, Hendrix College’s 2018 Mellon Scholar, on Thursday, October 4 will present the lecture “The Positive Deviance Approach: Solving Complex Problems from the Inside Out” in the Bertie Wilson Murphy House on the Hendrix campus. The lecture begins at 4:15 p.m., with a reception to follow. Positive Deviance (PD) is a novel approach to individual, organizational, and social change based on the observation that in every community there exist certain individuals or groups whose uncommon behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their peers, while having access to the same resources and facing worse challenges. The PD approach has been employed in some 50 countries to address a wide variety of social and organizational purposes, including decreasing malnutrition and infant and maternal mortality in Vietnam and Pakistan; reducing school dropouts in Argentina and in the U.S.; and reducing hospital-acquired infections in the U.S. and Colombia. A leading scholar of the PD approach, Singhal has taught courses and implemented workshops on the positive deviance approach for educators, health practitioners, government officials, and business leaders in some 40 countries of Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Arkansas Regional Law School Fair

Worsham Student Performance Hall, Student Life and Technology Center (SLTC), 11:00 AM

The SouthWest Association of PreLaw Advisors (SWAPLA) and Hendrix College will co-host the first-ever Arkansas Regional Law School Fair on Monday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Hendrix Student Life and Technology Center’s Worsham Student Performance Hall. The event is open to anyone in Arkansas who might be interested in law school: high school students, undergraduates, alumni of Arkansas’s colleges and universities, graduate students, and people who have been in the workforce for years. Thirty-six participating law schools from across the U.S. will share information about their law programs and legal specializations.

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