Karen Watts. Photo by Benjamin Krain.

UA Little Rock grad is taking the Information Technology world by storm

As a sophomore information science major at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2010, Karen Watts of Bryant faced a difficult choice.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad is taking the Information Technology world by storm”

UA Little Rock’s Agarwal named Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, a distinguished professor of Information Science Department and head of the university’s Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS), was one of six new Arkansas Research Alliance Fellows announced Thursday, Dec. 13, during a news conference at the Arkansas State Capitol. Continue reading “UA Little Rock’s Agarwal named Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow”

Dr. Ann Robinson.

Innovative Collaboration equals success for Award-winning STEM Starters+ Program

Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Museum of Science, Boston, are being recognized for the success of their collaborative project to bring engineering curricula coupled with biographies of famous scientists and engineers to elementary school students in Arkansas.  Continue reading “Innovative Collaboration equals success for Award-winning STEM Starters+ Program”

Kim Tran

UA Little Rock grad researches validity of patient data found on social networks

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student who is graduating on Dec. 15 is making it easier for medical researchers to validate patient data found on social networks that can be used to make important decisions about what medical products are advanced for future development. Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad researches validity of patient data found on social networks”

Dr. Yupo Chan. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock professors named ‘Visionary Arkansans’

Two professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have been named “Visionary Arkansans 2018” by the Arkansas Times for their extraordinary research accomplishments. The list recognizes “inspired men and women who are making great things happen.”  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professors named ‘Visionary Arkansans’”

Dr. Rebecca Glazier (left) discusses the Little Rock Congregations Study with student researchers Anna Aguilar, Nicole Ursin, and Rhodes Houser.

UA Little Rock researchers study impact of faith-based community engagement in Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is researching how places of worship in Little Rock work with nonprofit organizations to promote community engagement and provide social services to vulnerable populations.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock researchers study impact of faith-based community engagement in Little Rock”

UA Little Rock completes digitization of history of segregation, integration of Arkansas schools

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) has completed work on a $106,908 grant to digitize materials related to the history of segregation and integration of Arkansas’s educational system. The award was part of the Digitizing Hidden Collections and Archives initiative sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Continue reading “UA Little Rock completes digitization of history of segregation, integration of Arkansas schools”

UA Little Rock researcher studies how nanomaterials can speed healing in bone wounds

Dr. Shawn Bourdo, research assistant professor at the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has received an $85,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how certain nanomaterials may enhance healing in bone wounds. Continue reading “UA Little Rock researcher studies how nanomaterials can speed healing in bone wounds”

Nitin Agarwal. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

Agarwal elected to Arkansas Academy of Computing

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock information science professor has been inducted as a fellow of the Arkansas Academy of Computing for his contributions to computing in Arkansas.  Continue reading “Agarwal elected to Arkansas Academy of Computing”

Campus living provides home away from home for international student

Het Adhvaryu, a senior biology major and chemistry minor, is a long way from his native India, but over the past three years, UA Little Rock has become his second home. For the past three years, he has been an International Student Services Ambassador, and he is president of the International Club, a student organization for international students.   Continue reading “Campus living provides home away from home for international student”