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Newswise: Imaging Method Evaluates Cell Functional Changes and Wound Healing
Released: 5-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Imaging Method Evaluates Cell Functional Changes and Wound Healing
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Kyle Quinn, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas, has published a review highlighting recent advances in autofluorescence imaging and discussing its role in evaluating cell metabolism.

Newswise: Study Could Explain Mechanism Behind Polling Errors in Clinton-Trump Election
Released: 14-Nov-2016 4:15 PM EST
Study Could Explain Mechanism Behind Polling Errors in Clinton-Trump Election
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A new study by an economics professor at the University of Arkansas could explain one mechanism driving polling errors in the presidential election: Voters show an increasing disparity between who they are and are not willing to publicly support.

Newswise: Arkansas Poll Finds More Than 50 Percent Support for Trump, Boozman
Released: 2-Nov-2016 3:00 PM EDT
Arkansas Poll Finds More Than 50 Percent Support for Trump, Boozman
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The 18th annual Arkansas Poll released today found an electorate more optimistic about the economy, but more pessimistic about crime, healthcare, education and politics.

Newswise: Diamonds, Guns, Vodka ... And a Historian
Released: 20-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Diamonds, Guns, Vodka ... And a Historian
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

In a new book, historian Todd Cleveland captures the voices of the African men, women and children who labored for the largest diamond mining operation in the colonial history of Angola.

Newswise: New Analysis of First Primary Debate Available
Released: 15-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT
New Analysis of First Primary Debate Available
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Patrick Stewart, associate professor of political science and nonverbal coding expert at the University of Arkansas, specializes in analyzing presidential primary debates. A new analysis of the Aug. 6 primary debate offers insights into what to look for in this week's primary debate.

Newswise: Experienced Recruiter Shares Tips on Stand-Out Scholarship Applications
Released: 14-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Experienced Recruiter Shares Tips on Stand-Out Scholarship Applications
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Noah Pittman, recruiter for the University of Arkansas Honors College, shares practical advice on scholarship applications, resumes, transcripts, personal essays and factors decision-makers look for in letters of recommendation.

Released: 26-Sep-2013 5:40 PM EDT
University of Arkansas Professor Offers Ethics Education to Scientists
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

John Pijanowski, associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Arkansas, is leading an initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, to teach ethics to undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences.

Newswise: Immigration Law Expert Available for Comment on Napolitano’s Announcement of Deferred Action
Released: 15-Jun-2012 1:15 PM EDT
Immigration Law Expert Available for Comment on Napolitano’s Announcement of Deferred Action
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Elizabeth Young, associate professor of law and director of the immigration law clinic at the University of Arkansas, is available to comment on Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano's announcement today that certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings.

Newswise: Expert Available for Comment on Supreme Court’s Review of Arizona Immigration Law
Released: 26-Apr-2012 12:45 PM EDT
Expert Available for Comment on Supreme Court’s Review of Arizona Immigration Law
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Elizabeth Young, associate professor of law and director of the immigration law clinic at the University of Arkansas, is following Supreme Court’s consideration of Arizona’s 2010 immigration law and is available for comment.

Newswise: Court Set to Decide if Life Without Parole for Juveniles Constitutes Cruel and Unusual Punishment; Expert on Juvenile Sentencing Available for Comment
Released: 12-Mar-2012 8:00 AM EDT
Court Set to Decide if Life Without Parole for Juveniles Constitutes Cruel and Unusual Punishment; Expert on Juvenile Sentencing Available for Comment
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Brian Gallini, law professor at the University of Arkansas and a national expert on juvenile sentencing, is monitoring the U.S. Supreme Court’s imminent decision on the constitutionality of life in prison without the possibility of parole for juveniles convicted of capital murder. On March 20, the Court is scheduled to hear arguments of two cases - Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs - that will be consolidated for the purpose of deciding whether imposing a sentence of life without the possibility of parole on an offender who was 14 at the time he committed capital murder constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Released: 23-Jan-2012 12:00 PM EST
Expert Available to Comment on Supreme Court’s Decision on Unreasonable Search Using GPS Device
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

In United States v. Antoine Jones, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects. Criminal law professor Brian Gallini has followed U.S. v. Jones and is available to answer questions about the Court’s decision.

Released: 18-Jan-2012 5:05 PM EST
Internet Law Expert Available to Comment on Piracy Bills
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Internet law and copyright expert Ned Snow is available to comment on the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate’s Protect IPA Act, both of which have begun to lose Congressional support. If passed, the bills would curb illegal downloading and streaming of TV shows and movies online.

Newswise: Expert Available to Comment on Unreasonable Search, United States v. Antoine Jones
Released: 8-Nov-2011 2:45 PM EST
Expert Available to Comment on Unreasonable Search, United States v. Antoine Jones
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Criminal law professor Brian Gallini, an expert on the Fourth Amendment, federal sentencing, sentencing of juveniles, criminal discovery, immigration profiling, DNA sample evidence and interrogation, is available to answer questions and provide expert commentary regarding United States v. Antoine Jones, in which the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether police must get a warrant from a judge before they can attach a GPS tracking device to a car to monitor a suspect’s movement for an indefinite period of time.

Newswise: Sports Crisis Communication Expert Available to Comment on Penn State PR
Released: 8-Nov-2011 1:30 PM EST
Sports Crisis Communication Expert Available to Comment on Penn State PR
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Stephen W. Dittmore, assistant professor and program coordinator for recreation and sport management, is available to comment on sports crisis communications in relation to Penn State University.

Newswise: Earthquake Expert and Geotechnical Engineer Available to Discuss Effects of Oklahoma Earthquake
Released: 7-Nov-2011 10:45 AM EST
Earthquake Expert and Geotechnical Engineer Available to Discuss Effects of Oklahoma Earthquake
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Geotechnical engineer and earthquake expert Brady Cox is available to discuss seismic activity and damage to buildings and infrastructure due to the Oklahoma earthquake. Cox, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, specializes in issues related to earthquake loading, soil dynamics and material characterization and response to stress waves.

20-Oct-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Committee Member Available to Comment on Food Packaging Nutrition Ratings, Symbols
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Elizabeth Howlett, a professor of marketing in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, served on the committee that is proposing a new system for federal food nutrition labels.

Released: 4-Oct-2011 12:45 PM EDT
Internet Law Expert Available to Comment on Supreme Court Decision Not To Review Downloading Appeal
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Internet law and copyright expert Ned Snow is available to comment on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision yesterday to not review the appeal of a lower court’s ruling that downloading sound recording does not constitute public performance of the recorded work under federal copyright law.

Newswise: Expert on Immigration Law and Prosecutorial Discretion Available for Comment
Released: 26-Aug-2011 12:30 PM EDT
Expert on Immigration Law and Prosecutorial Discretion Available for Comment
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Elizabeth Young, professor of law and director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Arkansas, is available to speak with members of the media about “prosecutorial discretion” and its impact on U.S. immigration policy.

Released: 19-Aug-2011 3:15 PM EDT
Arkansas Law Professors Available to Comment on West Memphis Case
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

University of Arkansas law professors Brian Gallini and Laurent Sacharoff are available to discuss legal aspects of the controversial West Memphis Three case and the recent plea agreement that freed those convicted of the killings.

Released: 28-Jul-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Obama Has Authority to Spend without Congressional Approval, Expert Says; Real Problem Is Tea Party Followers, Whose Ideas Threaten U.S. Credit
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Constitutional law expert Steve Sheppard is available to discuss whether President Barack Obama has the constitutional authority to avoid default by paying government bonds unilaterally and spending money without Congressional approval.

Released: 8-Jul-2011 5:00 PM EDT
Expert on Ohio State University Vacating the 2010 Season
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Steve Dittmore has conducted extensive research into NCAA and BCS issues and can provide comment and answer questions about NCAA enforcement and the impact of the decision by the team that defeated Arkansas in this year's Sugar Bowl.

Released: 22-Jun-2011 12:40 PM EDT
Marketing Expert Available to Comment on Graphic Images Chosen by Health Officials
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Scot Burton, marketing professor at the University of Arkansas, is available to comment on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ selection of images to place on cigarette package warning labels.

Released: 20-Jun-2011 1:00 PM EDT
Law Professor Available to Comment on Supreme Court’s Decision in Wal-Mart, Inc. v. Dukes
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Civil procedure expert Justin Buehler is available to comment on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, et al. Buehler, professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law and a former clerk for Judge Alfred Goodwin on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, has followed the case closely through trial and appellate stages. He has spoken extensively to the media and given several presentations on the case.

Released: 15-Apr-2011 3:55 PM EDT
Law Professor Available to Comment on Bank Fraud, Money Laundering and Internet Poker
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Criminal Law Professor Brian Gallini is available to answer questions and provide expert commentary regarding the Department of Justice’s recent indictment of the principals of the three largest internet poker companies.

Released: 5-Apr-2011 11:50 AM EDT
Engineering Researcher Available to Comment on Cracks and Damage to Fuselages
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Ashok Saxena, Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas, is available to comment on cracks and metal damage to airplane fuselages. Saxena’s research has focused on metal fatigue of aircraft materials and creep-fatigue interactions, which cause degradation in structural metals and may lead to sudden and catastrophic failure of critical parts.

Released: 24-Mar-2011 1:25 PM EDT
Scholar-Activist Available to Comment on Syria
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

University of Arkansas professor Mohja Kahf was born in Damascus, Syria, and recently added her endorsement to the list of signatories of the Damascus Declaration. Currently, she serves as an administrator on one of the many Syrian revolution pages on Facebook and tweets update about the latest news from Syria at twitter.com/DrMohjaKahf . Kahf teaches courses in Middle Eastern studies, with research ranging from gender and postcolonialism to Syrian culture and society.

Released: 24-Mar-2011 12:05 PM EDT
Expert on Syrian Politics and Mid-east Democratization Available
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Najib Ghadbian studies democratization and leadership in the Arab world, Syrian politics, Islamic movements and US-Mideast relations. He is available to comment on recent events in Syria.

Released: 23-Mar-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Background to U.S. Census: Expert on African-Americans in the South Available
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

As figures from the 2010 census are released, political scientist Pearl Ford Dowe of the University of Arkansas is available to discuss opinions of African-Americans on politics and social issues, both in the South and nationally. She draws on findings from the 2010 Blair-Rockefeller Poll.

Released: 21-Mar-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Background to the U.S. Census: Expert on Tea Party Available
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

As figures from the 2010 census are released, political scientist Angie Maxwell of the University of Arkansas is available to discuss demographics of Tea Party members and their opinions on political and social issues, both in the South and nationally. She draws on findings from the 2010 Blair-Rockefeller Poll.

Released: 17-Mar-2011 12:45 PM EDT
Background to the U.S. Census: Expert on Latinos in the South Available
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

As figures from the 2010 census are released, political scientist Rafael Jimeno of the University of Arkansas is available to discuss emerging political preferences and behaviors of Latinos both in the South and nationally. He draws on findings from the 2010 Blair-Rockefeller Poll.

Released: 16-Mar-2011 2:30 PM EDT
Nuclear Engineer Available to Comment on Design of Fukushima Daiichi Reactors
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

For questions about the design of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi complex in Japan and the gravity of radiation released from the reactors, please contact Leon West, nuclear engineer and professor of engineering at the University of Arkansas. West has more than 40 years of experience in nuclear physics, radiation protection and nuclear engineering. He worked in the nuclear industry for nine years before returning to academia.

Released: 14-Mar-2011 3:00 PM EDT
Structural Engineer, Loading Expert Available to Comment on Stability of Nuclear Reactors
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Panneer Selvam, professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, is available to discuss structural stability of reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in Japan. Selvam has taught structural loading 20 years. His research has focused on methods for obtaining design loadings for wind, earthquakes and other natural disasters relevant to national and local building codes. He uses computer simulation in nanostructures to model the effect of natural forces on buildings.

Newswise: Expert Available to Discuss Japan Earthquake
Released: 11-Mar-2011 9:00 AM EST
Expert Available to Discuss Japan Earthquake
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

For questions about damage to buildings and infrastructure due to the earthquake in Japan, please contact Brady Cox, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas. A geotechnical engineer, Cox specializes in issues related to earthquake loading, soil dynamics and material characterization and response to stress waves.

Released: 24-Feb-2011 10:15 AM EST
Expert Available to Discuss New Zealand Earthquake
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

For questions about damage to buildings and infrastructure due to the earthquake in New Zealand, please contact Brady Cox, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas. A geotechnical engineer, Cox specializes in issues related to earthquake loading, soil dynamics and material characterization and response to stress waves.

Released: 11-Feb-2011 1:20 PM EST
Egyptians Must Decide Whether to Trust Ruling Council, Egypt Expert Says
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Egypt scholar discusses tough questions facing Egyptians, including whether to trust the new ruling council.

Released: 2-Feb-2011 9:00 AM EST
Middle East Scholar Available to Comment on Events in Egypt
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Najib Ghadbian,Middle East scholar, is available for comment on current events in Egypt and the Middle East, including Syria.

Released: 2-Feb-2011 8:00 AM EST
Expert on Nasser-Era Egypt Available for Comment
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Joel Gordon, director of the King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies is available for comment about current events in Egypt.

Released: 2-Feb-2011 8:00 AM EST
Expert on Egypt and Its Popular Culture Available for Comment
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Ted Swedenburg, who is on the editorial committee of Middle East Report and active with the King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, is available for comment on current events in Egypt.

Released: 1-Feb-2011 12:00 PM EST
Expert Available to Discuss Role of Internet, Social Media in Egypt; A Tunisian, Limayem Can Comment on Politics in Region
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

For comment on the role of the Internet and social media as it relates to developments in Egypt and Tunisia, please consider Moez Limayem, professor and chair of the information systems department in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Released: 5-Jan-2011 2:00 PM EST
Expert Available to Comment on NHTSA’s Proposal to Limit Truck Speeds; Researcher Conducted Study Showing Speed Differentials Compromise Safety
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Steven Johnson, industrial engineering professor at the University of Arkansas, is available to comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recent proposal to enact federally mandated rules that would require trucks to activate speed limits. Johnson has studied speed limits and car-vs.-large-truck speed differentials on rural, interstate highways and found that different speed limits for cars and large trucks compromise safety by causing greater speed variation and a higher number of vehicles passing each other. He is currently involved in research funded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding the implementation of speed-limiting devices on commercial vehicles.

Released: 19-Jul-2010 12:05 PM EDT
New Financial Regulations Will Not Prevent Another Crisis, Expert Warns
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

New and sweeping federal financial regulation passed by Congress late last week will give regulators tools to clean up the next financial crisis but will not prevent another crisis, says banking expert Tim Yeager, associate professor of finance at the University of Arkansas and former economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Released: 14-Jun-2010 3:00 PM EDT
Expert Available to Discuss Environmental Damage to Gulf Coast
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Professor and ecological engineering expert Marty Matlock is available to discuss environmental damage from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Released: 2-Mar-2010 9:00 AM EST
Five Tips to Help a Stressed-Out President – or Anyone Else – Quit Smoking
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Susan Rausch, health educator at the University of Arkansas, offers a five-step plan for quitting smoking, even when stressed out.

Released: 1-Mar-2010 9:00 AM EST
Earthquake and Civil Engineering Expert Available to Discuss Chile Earthquake
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

University of Arkansas earthquake expert Brady Cox is available to answer questions about the effects of Saturday’s magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile, which has displaced 2 million people and destroyed or damaged hundreds of structures.

Newswise: Olympics Not Just for Amateurs: Long-Term Impact
Released: 11-Feb-2010 1:45 PM EST
Olympics Not Just for Amateurs: Long-Term Impact
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Sports management professor Stephen Dittmore, who was a staff member for the 1996 and 2002 Olympics, comments on changes in the Olympics, including the need for the International Olympic Committee to consider the impact of increasing professionalism.

Newswise: Engineering Researcher Part of National Team Investigating Haiti Earthquake
Released: 27-Jan-2010 8:00 AM EST
Engineering Researcher Part of National Team Investigating Haiti Earthquake
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Civil engineering professor and earthquake expert Brady Cox will travel to Haiti Saturday, Jan. 30, as part of a national team of engineers who will study the effects of the massive earthquake that struck the small Caribbean nation on Jan. 12. Cox and seven other members of Geo-engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER), an organization funded by the National Science Foundation to conduct reconnaissance efforts of extreme events such as earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes, will gather data to advance understanding of earthquakes and their engineering effects.

Released: 26-Jan-2010 12:30 PM EST
Earthquake Researchers Return to Haiti to Gather Data
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues are traveling to Haiti as part of a National Science Foundation expedition to continue taking geologic measurements and better understand what happened, what is happening now, and what might yet occur.

Released: 22-Jan-2010 4:30 PM EST
Logistics Expert Available to Comment on Haiti Relief Efforts; Commercial Logistics Apply to Humanitarian Efforts, Researcher Says
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A University of Arkansas business researcher and logistics expert is monitoring Haiti relief efforts and says that despite important differences between commercial and humanitarian logistics, key applications of commercial logistics can be applied to the rapid-response phase of the disaster recovery operation.

Newswise: Earthquake, Structural Engineering Expert Available to Discuss Haiti Earthquake
Released: 13-Jan-2010 2:30 PM EST
Earthquake, Structural Engineering Expert Available to Discuss Haiti Earthquake
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

University of Arkansas earthquake expert Brady Cox is available to answer questions about the effects of the powerful earthquake in Haiti, which has caused massive destruction, including the collapse of many government offices in the capital Port-au-Prince.

Released: 27-Oct-2009 2:30 PM EDT
What Does a Futuristic, “Smart” Grid Look Like? How Would It Function?
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

For questions about what a modern “smart” grid would look like or how it would function, please consider the research expertise of Alan Mantooth, professor of electrical engineering and executive director of the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission (NCREPT) at the University of Arkansas.


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