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Newswise: UA Little Rock receives nearly $450,000 to develop deep learning methods to identify cells that advance complex diseases
Released: 23-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
UA Little Rock receives nearly $450,000 to develop deep learning methods to identify cells that advance complex diseases
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has received a $443,854 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop unique deep learning methods to identify key cell networks in complex diseases. Dr. Mary Yang, professor of information science and director of the Midsouth Bioinformatics Center at UA Little Rock, will conduct research that will help doctors and scientists further understand how complex diseases evolve and develop in the body as well as how to identify effective drug targets.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 3:15 PM EDT
UA Little Rock’s new flexible MBA program offers best of online, face-to-face classes
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is offering Master of Business Administration (MBA) students the opportunity to embrace the best of on-campus and online learning through a new flexible MBA program.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Little Rock Congregations Study shows more clergy are concerned about race relations
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Research from the Little Rock Congregations Study at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock shows that religious leaders in Little Rock are growing more concerned with the issue of race relations.

Newswise: Springer Named Director of UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center
Released: 30-Jun-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Springer Named Director of UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Jan P. Springer, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named the new director of the George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.The Emerging Analytics Center (EAC) is a research center that is home to an energetic group of researchers, faculty, and students performing innovative research and development in technology, infrastructure, and applications for virtual and augmented realities, immersive visualization, interactive technologies, as well as cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.

Newswise: UA Little Rock to offer new bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity
Released: 17-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
UA Little Rock to offer new bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is introducing a new four-year degree program in cybersecurity in the fall 2021 semester to help meet the rising demand for cybersecurity professionals. The Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity will prepare students for challenging and rewarding careers dedicated to protecting the privacy of individuals, the security of society’s infrastructure, and national security.

Newswise: Darrigues selected for competitive postdoctoral research program at UAMS
Released: 27-May-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Darrigues selected for competitive postdoctoral research program at UAMS
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock doctoral student has been selected for a highly competitive postdoctoral scholarship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Emilie Darrigues, a doctoral student in applied science with an emphasis in chemistry who is graduating in May, is one of four students selected for the UAMS Translational Research Institute Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship Postdoctoral Training Program for its class of 2022.

Newswise: UA Little Rock Receives Unprecedented $25 Million Gift for Scholarships and Student Success
Released: 21-May-2020 2:30 PM EDT
UA Little Rock Receives Unprecedented $25 Million Gift for Scholarships and Student Success
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received the largest single gift in the institution's 93-year history, announced during the May 21 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas. The $25 million gift from an anonymous donor will support the university’s strategic enrollment management plan and help UA Little Rock students achieve a world-class education.

Newswise: Arkansas professor’s research leads to historic marker for Elaine 12 member Frank Moore
Released: 13-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Arkansas professor’s research leads to historic marker for Elaine 12 member Frank Moore
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

An historic marker was unveiled March 6 at Little Rock National Cemetery to signify the location where Frank Moore, a member of the Elaine 12, is buried. Moore, a World War I veteran, was one of a dozen men who were convicted of murder and sentenced to death for their alleged roles in the deaths of five white men during the 1919 Elaine Massacre, the deadliest racial conflict in Arkansas history.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 5:00 PM EST
UA Little Rock releases virtual exhibit to commemorate history of Elaine Massacre, deadliest racial conflict in Arkansas history
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture has launched a virtual exhibit to commemorate the 1919 Elaine Massacre, the deadliest racial conflict in Arkansas history. The exhibit, “Elaine Race Massacre: Red Summer in Arkansas,” is an interactive experience based on historical resources, including photographs, scholarly essays, and educational resources that can be used by historians, teachers, and students.

Newswise: University of Arkansas at Little Rock receives gift for new building information modeling lab
Released: 21-Feb-2020 1:30 PM EST
University of Arkansas at Little Rock receives gift for new building information modeling lab
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Arkansas has donated $30,000 to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to establish a fund to support the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Lab for construction management and engineering students. 

Released: 21-Feb-2020 12:30 PM EST
University leaders’ gift to honor academic units helping students succeed
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Two leaders of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have donated $25,000 to honor academic units who are going above and beyond the call of duty to support student success.

Newswise: UA Little Rock alum Wylie Cavin donates $269,000 for Bowen law school scholarships
Released: 27-Jan-2020 3:55 PM EST
UA Little Rock alum Wylie Cavin donates $269,000 for Bowen law school scholarships
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is hoping his gift of nearly $270,000 will help other Arkansas law students complete their education. Wylie Cavin III, a 1986 graduate of the William H. Bowen School of Law, has donated $269,000 to the law school.

Newswise: Blue & You Foundation grants $68k to create continuing education program for healthcare professionals in Arkansas
Released: 23-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST
Blue & You Foundation grants $68k to create continuing education program for healthcare professionals in Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas presented the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a $68,357 grant to support continuing education for healthcare professionals. The grant will allow UA Little Rock to launch and maintain a nationally approved continuing education program to provide continuing education opportunities for nursing students, healthcare professionals, and emergency response professionals.

Released: 18-Dec-2019 10:55 AM EST
UA Little to develop free cybersecurity curriculum for high school students through new partnership with Arkansas Department of Education
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will help create a free cybersecurity curriculum for Arkansas high school students as part of a new partnership announced Dec. 9 at UA Little Rock’s College of Engineering and Information Technology. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science will partner with UA Little Rock, the Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative’s Virtual Arkansas division, and the University of Central Arkansas to develop a three-year cybersecurity curriculum and course pathway.

Newswise: UA Little Rock announces $750,000 grant for groundbreaking bone regeneration technology
Released: 22-Nov-2019 9:55 AM EST
UA Little Rock announces $750,000 grant for groundbreaking bone regeneration technology
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to support the development of potentially life-saving bone regeneration technology during a Nov. 15 visit from Sen. John Boozman. The visit celebrated on-campus research initiatives that the senator championed for federal support.

Newswise: U.S. Department of Defense awards UA Little Rock $5.6 million grant to develop bone regeneration technology
Released: 24-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
U.S. Department of Defense awards UA Little Rock $5.6 million grant to develop bone regeneration technology
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a $5.6 million grant to advance the NuCress™ scaffold, a groundbreaking bone regeneration technology. The NuCress™ scaffold is in the final stages of moving from the laboratory to the surgical theater, with potential future uses in both military and civilian hospitals. The new award from the DOD’s Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program will help facilitate this transition by funding critical go-to-market research.

Newswise: University of Arkansas at Little Rock receives nearly $2.5 million to implement STEM education program
Released: 17-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT
University of Arkansas at Little Rock receives nearly $2.5 million to implement STEM education program
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received nearly $2.5 million to develop and implement a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program that identifies and serves academically promising second- and third-grade students in Arkansas.  

Newswise: New chancellor makes mark with $25,000 donation to faculty professional development 
Released: 26-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
New chancellor makes mark with $25,000 donation to faculty professional development 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The new chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has started her term with an investment in the future of faculty members at UA Little Rock. Dr. Christina Drale, named the university’s eighth chancellor by University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt on Sept. 12, will donate $25,000 over two years to create an endowed fund to support the university’s Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

Released: 23-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Researchers produces quantitative portrait of legislative change in Ukraine
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock researchers have used a novel approach to quantitatively portray legislative change in Ukraine to provide a view into the larger political dynamics of the country.

Newswise: $2.25 million gift to UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture to help secure Rockefeller legacy in Arkansas
Released: 12-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
$2.25 million gift to UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture to help secure Rockefeller legacy in Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust has gifted $2.25 million to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture to preserve and educate the public about the history of Arkansas, including the notable contributions of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller. 

Newswise: UA Little Rock to research smart health in Arkansas, West Virginia with NSF grant 
Released: 22-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
UA Little Rock to research smart health in Arkansas, West Virginia with NSF grant 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is one of five institutions sharing a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a multi-scale integrative approach to digital health. This collaborative, multi-institution grant will be used to promote smart health in Arkansas and West Virginia. 

Newswise: ‘To the Rescue’ Game Designers Break Fundraising Goal in Just Two Days
Released: 19-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT
‘To the Rescue’ Game Designers Break Fundraising Goal in Just Two Days
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are in awe over all the support shown for their dog rescue shelter simulation game, whose $16,000 fundraising campaign on Kickstarter was reached in just over 48 hours.“We have been totally blown away by the amount of support that we’ve received for this project,” said Olivia Dunlap, one of the UA Little Rock graduate students who created “To The Rescue.

Newswise: Newly Discovered Historic Records Reveal New Details Surrounding the Elaine Massacre
Released: 31-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newly Discovered Historic Records Reveal New Details Surrounding the Elaine Massacre
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

As Arkansas honors the 100th anniversary of the Elaine Massacre this year, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and alumnus are uncovering more secrets surrounding one of the worst race massacres in the country’s history. 

Newswise: UA Little Rock researcher receives $2.4 million for cybersecurity research
Released: 19-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
UA Little Rock researcher receives $2.4 million for cybersecurity research
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, director of the Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop ways to track emerging cyber-social threats and strengthen social cybersecurity research infrastructure.

Released: 1-Jul-2019 10:10 AM EDT
Researchers develop new, low-cost method to create thin film electrodes for supercapacitors
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have developed a new and inexpensive method to fabricate thin film electrode materials for supercapacitors that produce higher power at a lower cost. 

Newswise: Professor investigates transparent face mask to help deaf and hard of hearing patients better communicate with healthcare providers
Released: 1-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Professor investigates transparent face mask to help deaf and hard of hearing patients better communicate with healthcare providers
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty member is hoping to make visits to healthcare professionals easier for patients and other health workers who are deaf or hard of hearing by researching a prototype transparent surgical face mask that allows those who are deaf or hard of hearing and non-native English speakers to read lips.

Newswise: Great-Grandmother Earns Bachelor’s Degree After Leaving High School at 15
Released: 24-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Great-Grandmother Earns Bachelor’s Degree After Leaving High School at 15
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

At age 15, Vickie Austin left high school in Wynne, Arkansas, after becoming pregnant with her first child, though she always intended to finish her education. More than four decades later, she graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Newswise: UA Little Rock researchers investigate Arkansas’s ‘other Trail of Tears’
Released: 1-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST
UA Little Rock researchers investigate Arkansas’s ‘other Trail of Tears’
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Arkansas is well known for its location on the Trail of Tears, the pathway the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes traveled through the state in the 1830s to new lands in the Indian Territory in modern-day Oklahoma. Few people, however, know about Arkansas’s history as the first and only state in the country to legally evict its entire free black population.

Newswise: Researcher wins SURF award to research outdated maritime law cited by lawyers in Missouri Duck Boat tragedy
Released: 22-Feb-2019 9:50 AM EST
Researcher wins SURF award to research outdated maritime law cited by lawyers in Missouri Duck Boat tragedy
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student has received a $2,750 Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award from the Arkansas Department of Education to research an outdated maritime law that lawyers invoked in an attempt to avoid or limit legal damages sought by victims and their family members in a tourist boat accident that killed 17 people last summer.

Newswise: UA Little Rock researcher uncovers history of black activism during World War I
Released: 15-Feb-2019 9:45 AM EST
UA Little Rock researcher uncovers history of black activism during World War I
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate student is shedding light on long-overlooked contributions black communities in Arkansas made to the World War I effort. Crystal Shurley, an archivist at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies who completed her Master of Arts in public history in December 2018, wrote her thesis on the history of the Arkansas Colored Auxiliary Council, an early archivist group that was active during World War I and has remained a relatively undocumented part of Arkansas history.

Newswise: UA Little Rock professor joins international gender, justice, and security research hub funded by nearly $20 million grant
Released: 14-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
UA Little Rock professor joins international gender, justice, and security research hub funded by nearly $20 million grant
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor is part of an international research network that has been awarded more than £15 million pounds, or $19.6 million, to address gendered dimensions of injustice and insecurity around the world. Over the past two years, Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, associate professor in the UA Little Rock School of Public Affairs, has traveled to war-affected countries across the world as part of the Justice, Conflict and Development Network.

Released: 8-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
UA Little Rock nanotechnology researchers discover new method to quantify graphene at the cellular level
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

An article written by University of Arkansas at Little Rock researchers, students, and collaborators has been accepted for publication into “Nanoscale,” a peer-reviewed scientific journal, as well as included in the 2018 Nanoscale HOT Article Collection. The article, “Quantification of cellular associated graphene and induced surface receptor responses,” presents a new, combination-based way to quantify and analyze the effect of graphene at the single cell level.

Newswise: Study shows marijuana dispensaries reduce local opioid mortality rates
Released: 31-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Study shows marijuana dispensaries reduce local opioid mortality rates
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor’s research has shown that local access to legal drugs at the county level reduces opioid and heroin-related mortality rates. In states that have medical cannabis laws, the researchers found that mortality rates among non-Hispanic white men related to opioids and prescription opioids declined by 6 to 8 percent in counties that have dispensaries, when compared to counties that do not have dispensaries. Meanwhile, mortality due to heroin overdose in non-Hispanic white men due to heroin overdose declines by more than 10 percent.

Newswise: Sequoyah National Research Center website commemorates American Indians, Alaska Natives in WWI
Released: 7-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
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.

Newswise: UA Little Rock researchers discover locations of missing Elaine 12 graves
Released: 9-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
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.

Newswise: UA Little Rock researchers receive 20k grant from Google to study artificial intelligence
Released: 8-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
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."

Newswise: Research shows that bots may have less influence on people than previously thought
Released: 24-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Research shows that bots may have less influence on people than previously thought
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

New research at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock digs into assumptions about the influence of bots on people’s opinions. 

Newswise: UA Little Rock gamers create app for Clinton Presidential Center exhibit
Released: 2-Oct-2018 11:25 AM EDT
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."

Newswise: Professor receives 188k grant to research new methods to create optoelectronic materials
Released: 1-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: College Volleyball Player Surprised by Unique Proposal From Boyfriend Disguised as Mascot
Released: 26-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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.

Released: 21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: Elaine Massacre victim to posthumously receive medals for service in World War I
Released: 21-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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.

Released: 17-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
UA Little Rock Paper Wins Award at International Conference for Research on Tracking Disinformation Campaigns Through Social Media
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The research presents an in-depth examination of the information networks using social network analysis and cyber forensic based methodology to identify prominent information actors and leading coordinators of the disinformation campaigns.

Newswise: Galactic Scoundrels Game Creators Raise More Than $27K in Kickstarter Campaign
Released: 17-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Galactic Scoundrels Game Creators Raise More Than $27K in Kickstarter Campaign
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A group of University of Arkansas at Little Rock employees, students, and alumni who created a space-western storytelling card game – dubbed Galactic Scoundrels – have reached their online fundraising goal to raise enough money to have the game manufactured, breaking their fundraising goal by more than $10,000. 

Newswise: UA Little Rock Professor Investigates Syrians’ Pursuit of Peace and Justice in the Midst of War
Released: 11-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
UA Little Rock Professor Investigates Syrians’ Pursuit of Peace and Justice in the Midst of War
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 societies emerging from conflict. 

Newswise: High School Student Mentored by UA Little Rock Chemistry Professors Wins More Than $60k for Outstanding Research
Released: 11-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT
High School Student Mentored by UA Little Rock Chemistry Professors Wins More Than $60k for Outstanding Research
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 the potential to create a less-expensive renewable energy source that has earned her more than $60,000 in scholarships and prize money from science fair competitions.

Newswise: Rural gangs in Mississippi have ties to Windy City
Released: 5-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Rural gangs in Mississippi have ties to Windy City
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 studying rural gang activity in a small town in the Mississippi Delta region with ties to gang affiliates in the Windy City.

Released: 25-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Professor Joins Program to Fight the Spread of Foreign Propaganda
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 L. Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Information Science, leads COSMOS (Collaboratorium for Social Media and Behavioral Studies) at UA Little Rock. Agarwal’s team of researchers is one of 14 groups throughout the country that is participating in the program, which is organized by the Global Engagement Center that is charged with leading the U.S. government’s efforts to counter propaganda and disinformation from international terrorist organizations and foreign countries.

Newswise: Composer Florence Price Honored by Organization Who Denied Her Entry Due to Race
Released: 23-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Composer Florence Price Honored by Organization Who Denied Her Entry Due to Race
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 race. Florence Price is a Little Rock native who became the first African-American woman composer to have a symphonic composition performed by a major American orchestra, and one of the first African-American classical composers to gain international attention.

Newswise: Students Win Alabama Hackathon with Cryptocurrency Prototype App
Released: 16-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT
Students Win Alabama Hackathon with Cryptocurrency Prototype App
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 Bryant, took home a big win as first place winners of CrimsonHacks, a Major League Hacking event held April 14-15 at the University of Alabama.


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