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Dr. Nitin Agarwal Receives Grant for Social Media Research

Nitin Agarwal
From terroristic propaganda to political activism, many diverse causes and voices now use social media as their major public platform. As a result, the way in which groups release, spread, and popularize information online is both fascinating and culturally significant. UALR’s Dr. Nitin Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Chair Professor of Information Science, has been awarded a grant in collaboration with Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) to support his research into this subject. Read more…

CPB Awards Grant to Four Arkansas Public Radio Stations to Form News Collaboration


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 16, 2015) — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded a $278,300 grant to a group of four radio stations in Arkansas, coordinated by KLRE/KUAR General Manager Ben Fry, to support the establishment of a statewide journalism collaboration. UALR’s public radio station KUAR will be the lead station for the project, joined by Fayetteville’s KUAF, Jonesboro’s KASU, and Texarkana’s KTXK. Together, these stations will form Natural State News (NSN). Read more…

Dr. Mengjun Xie and UAMS Team Use FitBits to Research Asthma
Dr. Mengjun Xie, UALR Assistant Professor of Computer Science, is serving as a co-investigator on a UAMS research study that recently received a 2015 TRI Pilot Award from the UAMS Translational Research Institute. The project, entitled “Exploring the Effects of Sleep Patterns and Physical Activity on Asthma in Adolescents with Wrist-Work Smart Devices,” is led by Dr. Tamara Perry of UAMS; Drs. Jiang Bian and Yi Guo of the University of Florida are also collaborating on it. Read more…