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Workers May ‘Choke’ Under Pressure of Non-Monetary Incentives


Competition for non-monetary awards can have adverse effects on performance and may cause employees to “choke” under pressure, according to a new study by a University of Arkansas economist.
18-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Arkansas Researchers Extend BKT Physics to Study of Ferroelectrics

Using first-principles-based simulations, researchers found that an overlooked BKT phase sustained by quasicontinuous symmetry emerges between the ferroelectric and paraelectric phases of ferroelectic ultrathin film,
13-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Arkansas Engineering Professor Going to Mexico to Study Effects of Earthquake


Last week’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Puebla, Mexico, killed and injured hundreds of people and caused widespread damage to structures in Mexico City. Civil engineering professor Clint Wood, a geotechnical-engineering specialist, will travel...
27-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Do Deep Promotional Discounts Work? New Study Sheds Light on Strategy


A new study published in the Journal of Retailing shows that promotional discounts increase store traffic and lead to higher overall profits, especially if the advertised products are staples – items such as meat and produce that are purchased...
26-Sep-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineering Professor Receives NSF Fellowship Through New Initiative


The National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, announced Wednesday that Lauren Greenlee, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will receive a fellowship award of $267,507 to continue her...
20-Sep-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Arkansas Receives $3.2 Million From the Department of Energy


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has awarded Distinguished Professor Alan Mantooth a total of $3.2 million for two projects that will accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient,...
7-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NSF Funds Project to Create Commercial Fertilizer Out of Wastewater Nutrients

A $2.4 million award from the National Science Foundation will enable a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas and their colleagues at two other institutions to develop a chemical process that converts nitrogen and...
6-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Implications of Cosmic Silence


Applying the principle of mediocrity to the Drake equation, a probabilistic estimate of the number of intelligent species in the universe, leads to the conclusion that technological species go extinct early in their development.
11-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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