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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…

UA Little Rock Survey Research Center Receives over $6,000 to assist Arkansas Literacy Councils

The UA Little Rock Survey Research Center (SRC) has received a $6,039 grant from Arkansas Literacy Councils to evaluate and capture data for the Arkansas Reads Program. This program, led by AmeriCorps members in community-based literacy councils around the state, provides one-on-one and group tutoring sessions to adult learners seeking Basic Literacy instruction. The program also provides services to adults seeking to learn English as a second language and recruits volunteer tutors to assist with these services. Read more…

UA Little Rock Biology Professor Receives $35,000 to help City of Little Rock with Mosquito Surveillance

Dr. Carl Stapleton, an Associate Professor of Biology and the Director of BS in Environmental Health Sciences Program at UA Little Rock, has received $35,000 to assist the City of Little Rock with its mosquito surveillance system for the 2017 mosquito season.  Dr. Stapleton will provide recommendations for mosquito trap locations, collect and identify mosquito species, collect samples from mosquito breeding areas, compile and analyze data, screen selected mosquito specimens for the presence of the West Nile Virus, and conduct educational tasks. Read more…

Ottenheimer Library Awarded $13,000 to Engage Community on the Hispanic Experience

The UA Little Rock Ottenheimer Library has received $13,000 from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) to participate in its Big Read Program. The NEA Big Read Program, in partnership with Arts Midwest, allows communities to engage in reading programs and events that broaden their understanding of the world and region. Read more…

 

 

 

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