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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.

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24-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 708962

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.

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1-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 708531

Researcher wins SURF award to research outdated maritime law cited by lawyers in Missouri Duck Boat tragedy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$2,750 Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award from the Arkansas Department of Education to research an outdated maritime law that lawyers invoked in an attempt to avoid or limit legal damages sought by victims and their family members in a tourist boat accident that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.

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22-Feb-2019 9:50 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 708155

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.

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15-Feb-2019 9:45 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 708103

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.

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14-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 707786

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.

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8-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707333

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.

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31-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

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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

Education

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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.

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9-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

Education

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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."

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8-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

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