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Newswise: New chancellor makes mark with $25,000 donation to faculty professional development 

Article ID: 719685

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:
26-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 719433

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.

Released:
23-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: $2.25 million gift to UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture to help secure Rockefeller legacy in Arkansas

Article ID: 718856

$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. 

Released:
12-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: UA Little Rock to research smart health in Arkansas, West Virginia with NSF grant 

Article ID: 717880

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. 

Released:
22-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: ‘To the Rescue’ Game Designers Break Fundraising Goal in Just Two Days

Article ID: 717652

‘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.

Released:
19-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Education

Newswise: Newly Discovered Historic Records Reveal New Details Surrounding the Elaine Massacre

Article ID: 716752

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. 

Released:
31-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Education

Newswise: UA Little Rock researcher receives $2.4 million for cybersecurity research

Article ID: 716087

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:
19-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Professor investigates transparent face mask to help deaf and hard of hearing patients better communicate with healthcare providers

Article ID: 715174

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.

Released:
1-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Great-Grandmother Earns Bachelor’s Degree After Leaving High School at 15

Article ID: 712863

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.

Released:
24-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT

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