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Dr. Agarwal collaborates on $1 million NSF Big Data grant to research data science-informed solutions to health disparities in southern U.S. region

Dr. Nitin Agarwal is collaborating on a three-year $1 million NSF-funded project that brings together several universities to take a big data approach to address health disparities in the southern United States such as cardiovascular diseases.  Dr. Agarwal’s portion of the project totals $61,931 over three years. Read more…

Arkansas Economic Development Institute receives resiliency grant of $320,500 from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $320,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to conduct a Land & Resiliency Initiative for the Arkansas-Louisiana Multi-modal Economic Corridor (ArkLaMEC).  The project will be a joint effort of AEDI and the Office of Innovation and Economic Development at Louisiana Tech University (OIED). Read more…

Dr. Nitin Agarwal receives $230,000 to assist U.S. Department of Defense in social bot detection

Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair of Information Science Dr. Nitin Agarwal has received $230,000 to develop a socio-computational model for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to detect the online presence of “social bots.” These bots automatically generate messages that persuade social media users on particular issues, ideas, and campaigns. Read more…

Dr. Paul Crutcher receives grant to host National Consortium for Teaching about Asia for Arkansas teachers

Dr. Paul Crutcher of the Department of English at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a grant from the Freeman Foundation to teach the Consortium for Teaching about Asia program to Arkansas teachers. The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. Read more…

Information Science Receives over $260,000 Annually for its Support of the Bioinformatics Core of the Arkansas INBRE Program

The Department of Information Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received over $260,000 this year to continue its partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). This partnership supports the Bioinformatics Core of the Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program. Awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this grant is active for five years. The total funding for the five-year period is over $1.3 million. Read more…

Bowen Law School Receives nearly $25,000 for Mediation Project for Families

The William H. Bowen Law School at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock received $24,872.22 to continue the Early Intervention Mediation Project. Funded by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, this project provides free services for children up to age three who need developmental assistance. Read more…

Arkansas Economic Development Institute Awarded over $150,000 to Provide Information on Early Childhood Services in Arkansas

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $156,850 from the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Childcare and Early Childhood to continue the Arkansas Early Childhood Asset Map program. The Institute will utilize its Census Data Center and GIS Applications Laboratory to provide mapping services, resource guides, and its yearly publication, Getting Ready for School. Read more…

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…