LATEST AWARDS

UA Little Rock Children International Receives over $1,000,000 to Help Children in Central Arkansas

The Children International program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $1,179,100 to continue providing health, education, and extracurricular resources for pre-K-12 students in central Arkansas. Read more…

IDEA Data & Research Receives over $600,000 from Department of Education

The IDEA Data & Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $601,775.75 from the Arkansas Department of Education, using flow-through funds from the U.S. Department of Education. IDEA Data & Research has received funding for 13 straight years. Read more…

Dr. Darin Jones Receives close to $800,000 to Enhance Cancer Therapy

Dr. Darin Jones, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has received $795,683 over a five-year period from the National Institutes of Health for his project to enhance therapy for cancer patients. Working with Dr. John Tainer from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Jones is working on a way to target and kill cancer cells without reliance on hormonal receptors in the body. Read more…

Dr. Tansel Karabacak Receives $500,000 to Improve Low-Carbon Fuel Cells for Mass Transit

Dr. Tansel Karabacak, professor of physics and astronomy at UA Little Rock, has received $500,000 for a three-year project to research and develop unique high-performance fuel cells to improve the renewable energy infrastructure in the United States. Read more…

Arkansas Economic Development Institute Receives $10,000 to Assist in Pine Bluff Revitalization

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) at UA Little Rock has received $10,000 from the Simmons First Foundation to assist the City of Pine Bluff’s “Go Forward Pine Bluff” initiative. This initiative, led by Simmons First Foundation, aims to implement a blueprint to address the systemic problems and challenges in the city. The blueprint emphasizes four major areas: economic development, education, government and infrastructure, and quality of life. Read more…

Sequoyah National Research Center Receives Grant to Allow Public to Search Collections Online

The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) at UA Little Rock has received $22,283 from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council to allow online access to their extensive collections. Read more…

Dr. Mengjun Xie Receives over $100,000 to Develop Virtual Cybersecurity Lab

Dr. Mengjun Xie of the UA Little Rock Department of Computer Science has received $124,537 from U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for his project to develop a cloud-based virtual network security lab that will help students practice network and cyber defense skills. The project, called Networking and Network Security in the Cloud (NetSiC), will address issues related to cloud-based computing environments. In a cloud-based environment, information is stored on a remote server in an outside location, rather than locally on a piece of hardware. Read more…

 

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