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UA Little Rock Professor Investigates Syrians’ Pursuit of Peace and Justice in the Midst of War

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor visited Syrian refugees and activists in Turkey and Lebanon in the last of four trips to war-affected countries by an 18-member international research team investigating how peace can be achieved in...
11-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


High School Student Mentored by UA Little Rock Chemistry Professors Wins More Than $60k for Outstanding Research

When most people think of tea and molasses, their thoughts don’t stray any further than the kitchen. Meghana Bollimpalli, a Central High School student who was mentored by two chemistry professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, saw...
11-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Rural gangs in Mississippi have ties to Windy City

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor is shedding light on gangs in rural communities that have a connection to urban gangs in Chicago. Dr. Timothy Brown, a sociologist and associate professor of criminal justice at UA Little Rock, is...
5-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Professor Joins Program to Fight the Spread of Foreign Propaganda

University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and social media infiltration expert Dr. Nitin Agarwal has been selected as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Tech Demo program to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation. Agarwal, Jerry...
25-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Composer Florence Price Honored by Organization Who Denied Her Entry Due to Race

A famous Arkansas composer, teacher, and pianist has been honored by the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association for her lifetime of musical accomplishments after being denied entry to the organization nearly a century ago because of her...
23-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Students Win Alabama Hackathon with Cryptocurrency Prototype App

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are looking to make a name for themselves in the world of hackathons. Michael DiCicco, sophomore information science major from Benton, and Karen Watts, senior information science major from...
16-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Neighborhood Is Key Factor in Recidivism Rates for Ex-Offenders in Arkansas

The neighborhood that a person recently released from prison lives in is a key factor in whether that person will eventually return to prison, according to a study by two professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In their study,...
15-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Professor Wins Award for Study Showing Connection Between Neighborhood, Homeowner’s Association and Higher Property Values

Homeowners in the Little Rock area who are looking for a long-term return on their investment should look for neighborhoods with a neighborhood or homeowner’s association, according to a study by a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor.
11-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Khodakovskaya Co-Edits Book on Benefits of Nanotechnology for Crops

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Biology Professor Mariya Khodakovskaya, her collaborators, and her graduate students are among a handful of scientists around the world pioneering research on the potential benefits of nanotechnology for crops....
2-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST


Little Rock University Tabs Native of Great Britain for Institute on Race and Ethnicity Post

A native of Great Britain who has written numerous books on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement in the United States and Arkansas is the new director of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Institute on Race and...
11-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT


Professors Contribute Collaborative Model for European Union

A $7.5 million European Union-funded research project of more than four years proposes new public-private partnerships between government and private businesses that enhances security and controls and also employs intelligent software tools to...
12-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT


National Museum Showcases Art From Dr. J.W. Wiggins Collection at UALR

Dr. J.W. Wiggins, the collection manager and curator for the Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) at UALR, has in-depth knowledge of Native American artists and their works. Curators and artists alike seek his counsel and occasionally request...
11-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST


What Online Gaming Can Tell Us About Organizational Trust

Dr. Rolf Wigand's article, “The Dynamics of Shared Leadership: Building Trust and Enhancing Performance,” was published as the lead story in volume 99, issue 5 of the Journal of Applied Psychology. The article’s publication is a direct result...
24-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST


Atmospheric Mercury Review Raises Concerns of Environmental Impact

The UALR Professor and Chair of Chemistry examines the cycling of mercury through soil and water as it impacts atmospheric loadings in a recently published peer-reviewed journal article.
28-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Professor Mines Social Media for Insight on Ukraine

A UALR assistant professor has received military grant funding that could provide insight into the crisis in Ukraine, using social media tracking tools
5-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

The Upshot of 'Heartbleed'? Jobs

The Internet bug "Heartbleed" was a stark reminder of how vulnerable our information is on the web, but also a sign that future job growth is rooted in securing that information. Higher education plays a significant role in helping fill these jobs.
18-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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