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Article ID: 706085

Sequoyah National Research Center website commemorates American Indians, Alaska Natives in WWI

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

In commemoration of the centennial of the World War I, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Sequoyah National Research Center has published the website “American Indians in World War I” in partnership with the United States World War I Centennial Commission to commemorates the service of 12,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives who served in the war, mostly as volunteers.

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7-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 704989

Violinist Plays Again Thanks to Spinal Cord Stimulation

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Alventena Cobb of Conway is a professional musician. She’s played the violin for more than 30 years and has instructed many students.

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5-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703724

UA Little Rock researchers discover locations of missing Elaine 12 graves

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor and his graduate students are making headway into a mystery 99 years in the making. Dr. Brian Mitchell and his graduate students in the Intro to Public History Class have followed a trail of clues through cemeteries, public records, and databases as part of their search to discover what happened to a dozen black men wrongfully sentenced to death in a time of great racial turmoil in the aftermath of the 1919 Elaine Massacre.

Released:
9-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 703617

UA Little Rock researchers receive 20k grant from Google to study artificial intelligence

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and doctoral student have received a $20,000 Google AI research grant for their research in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Dr. Xiaowei Xu, professor of information science, and Tolgahan Cakaloglu, a doctoral candidate in computer science, received the grant for their project, "Contextual Advanced Text Representation via Improved Deep Language Model by Utilizing Side Information."

Released:
8-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 701467

UA Little Rock gamers create app for Clinton Presidential Center exhibit

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Members of the Little Rock Game company have created an app for an exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center exhibit, “White House, Green Building."

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2-Oct-2018 11:25 AM EDT

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Article ID: 701376

Professor receives 188k grant to research new methods to create optoelectronic materials

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A chemistry professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $188,863 from the National Science Foundation to study experimental methods of developing organic optoelectronic materials. Dr. Noureen Siraj, assistant professor of analytical and physical chemistry, will work with the Center of Organic Photonics and Electronics at the Georgia Institute of Technology to characterize new materials developed at UA Little Rock that possess Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) characteristics. FRET is a radiation-free energy transfer process between chemical compounds.

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1-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701182

College Volleyball Player Surprised by Unique Proposal From Boyfriend Disguised as Mascot

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

One University of Arkansas at Little Rock student-athlete got the surprise of her life when the Trojan mascot she was taking a picture with turned out to be her sneaky boyfriend successfully pulling off an unforgettable marriage proposal.

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26-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 700906

NuShores Biosciences receives $1.7 million grant to study bone regeneration technology

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock spin-off company, NuShores Biosciences, LLC, has received a $1.7 million grant to study how NuShores’ bone regeneration technology can be applied in craniofacial tissues. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, a component of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the company a 2.

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21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700903

Elaine Massacre victim to posthumously receive medals for service in World War I

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A black World War I veteran and victim of the 1919 Elaine Massacre will posthumously be honored with the Purple Heart and other World War I honors that he was denied a century ago. For Dr. Brian Mitchell, a professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, helping Leroy Johnston receive his medals is about righting a wrong a century in the making.

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21-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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