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Dr. Agarwal and collaborators are awarded a $7.5 million project to analyze online political groups

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, the Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair Professor of Information Science at UA Little Rock, is collaborating on a five-year, $7.5 million project recently awarded from the U.S.  Department of Defense (DoD)/Office of Naval Research (ONR) under the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. The project is scheduled to start in September 2017. Dr. Agarwal, who was specifically awarded $676,955, is collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University, University of South Carolina, and University of Pittsburgh to assess and develop new research models to track online groups that have a political agenda and focus. Read more…

Linda Barker Receives Five-Year Grant for Educational Opportunity Center in the Arkansas Delta Region

Education is an important component for success that should be available to all persons regardless of socio-economic background. Linda Barker, Director of the TRIO Educational Talent Search and Educational Opportunity Center Programs, has been awarded a five-year grant totaling $1,179,985 from the US Department of Education for a new Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) that will provide information and access to education and training programs for 1,000 people in a 12-county area in the Arkansas Delta. TRIO will receive $235,997 each year. Read more…

UA Little Rock Biology Professor Wins Grant to Monitor Butterflies along the Jordan Road Track of the Terre Noire Natural Area

Dr. William H. Baltosser, professor in the UA Little Rock Department of Biology, has received $7,434 from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission to monitor Diana Fritillary and Great Spangled Fritillary butterflies following extensive vegetation thinning at the Jordan Road Track of the Terre Noire Natural Area in Clark County, Arkansas. Read more…

UA Little Rock Biology Student Wins Award to Research Cyanobacteria in Six Little Rock Lakes

Grace Rutter, a junior majoring in Biology at UA Little Rock, has been awarded $2,750 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship for her project to study the dynamics of cyanobacteria in six recreational lakes in Little Rock. Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, is a type of nitrogen fixing bacteria that resides in water and other moist environments. This type of bacteria converts nitrogen gas from the air into a solid microorganism that is beneficial to plants. Read more…

ASBTDC receives $200,000 to support programs for Arkansas small businesses
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at UA Little Rock is one of five small business and technology development centers in the nation selected to receive a $200,000 grant from the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) to support programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses. Read more…

UA Little Rock Student Wins Award to Research Metabolic Pathways in Dancers

When we think about the study of dance, we often associate it strictly with the world of art, music, and rhythm. Because of this artistic emphasis, this type of study rarely incorporates the hard sciences such as biology and chemistry. Lelia Rosenkrans, an undergraduate majoring in Dance and minoring in Chemistry, is passionate about merging these two worlds together. She has been awarded $1,375 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship for her study of the physiological relationships between metabolites (substances in our bodies that are formed by or required for metabolism) and dance fitness. She will be under the supervision of Professor Samantha Johnson from the UA Little Rock Department of Theatre and Dance. Read more…

UA Little Rock Student Wins Award to Research Pattern Recognition Classifiers for Prosthetic Hand Users

When it comes to prosthetic technology, scientists and engineers want to make these devices as natural and seamless as possible for the user, even down to the electrical signals that tell the devices how they should move. Shelby Wingate, a junior majoring in Systems Engineering at UA Little Rock, has received $2,750 from the Arkansas Department of Education’s Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship for her project to research pattern recognition classifiers that analyze electromyography (EMG) signals for hand motion intention. Read more…

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