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Newswise: Khodakovskaya Co-Edits Book on Benefits of Nanotechnology for Crops
Released: 2-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST
Khodakovskaya Co-Edits Book on Benefits of Nanotechnology for Crops
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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. Their research was recently published in a book by Springer International Publishing, “Plant Nanotechnology: An Overview on Concepts, Strategies, and Tools.”

Newswise: Little Rock University Tabs Native of Great Britain for Institute on Race and Ethnicity Post
Released: 11-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Little Rock University Tabs Native of Great Britain for Institute on Race and Ethnicity Post
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 Ethnicity.

Newswise: Professors Contribute Collaborative Model for European Union
Released: 12-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Professors Contribute Collaborative Model for European Union
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 reduce administrative loads.

Newswise: National Museum Showcases Art From Dr. J.W. Wiggins Collection at UALR
Released: 11-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST
National Museum Showcases Art From Dr. J.W. Wiggins Collection at UALR
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 loans of his artworks for their projects.

Newswise: What Online Gaming Can Tell Us About Organizational Trust
Released: 24-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST
What Online Gaming Can Tell Us About Organizational Trust
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 of Dr. Wigand’s $400,000 National Science Foundation’s research grant, which supported the study of a virtual organization using data collected from a massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG).

Newswise: Atmospheric Mercury Review Raises Concerns of Environmental Impact
Released: 28-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Atmospheric Mercury Review Raises Concerns of Environmental Impact
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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.

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Released: 5-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Professor Mines Social Media for Insight on Ukraine
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A UALR assistant professor has received military grant funding that could provide insight into the crisis in Ukraine, using social media tracking tools

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Released: 18-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT
The Upshot of 'Heartbleed'? Jobs
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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.

Released: 5-Dec-2013 5:00 PM EST
UALR History Professor’s Research Helps Real-Life ‘Philomenas’
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

History professor Moira Maguire has specialized knowledge in questionable Irish adoption practices in the early to mid-20th century, as highlighted in the current popular film, "Philomena."

Released: 9-Aug-2013 2:00 PM EDT
NASA Ambassador Shares Tips for Seeing Best Shooting Star Show of Year
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A UALR animal lab technician by day, star gazer by night, NASA Solar System Ambassador Darrell Heath provides tips for getting the most out of this weekend's Perseid Meteor Showers.

Newswise: Baseline Measurements Vital to Climate Change Research Says Expert
Released: 29-May-2013 12:20 PM EDT
Baseline Measurements Vital to Climate Change Research Says Expert
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Jeffrey Gaffney, an internationally known chemist specializing in atmospheric sciences, says there is a gap in knowledge about the effect of gases produced as a result of wildfires and our consumption of biofuels.

Released: 11-May-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Counterintel Expert: Change Can Happen
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Criminal Justice Professor Jeffery Walker, whose expertise spans juvenile gang strategies to global security, sees the Arab Spring as the biggest threat to al-Qaida's survival.

Released: 28-May-2009 2:25 PM EDT
Historian Blames 'Criminalization of Poverty' for Irish Abuse
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

History professor Moira Maguire, whose research figured in Ryan Commission Report on Irish child abuse says Irish society criminalized poverty, setting up conditions for abuse in Catholic-run institutions.

Released: 12-Dec-2007 1:00 PM EST
Civil Liberties and Social Justice Expert List
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock experts are available for interviews focused topics, including reparations for African American descendants, First Amendment issues, the rights of immigrants, criminal justice topics, and other inequalities present in the legal system and workplace.


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