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Dr. Daniel Berleant and Dr. Phil Williams receive nearly $50,000 to investigate protein accumulation in corn seeds

Dr. Daniel Berleant and Dr. Phil Williams of the Department of Information Science have received $48,167 from the USDA to study how proteins accumulate in corn seeds depending on their genomic and epigenomic traits. In order to study this important problem, the project team will analyze the expression of native and recombinant proteins from corn plants. Read more…

Jodie Mahony Center Receives Funding for Middle School Program: “MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience.”

The Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education has received $31,084 from the Arkansas Department of Education for “MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience.” This program allows seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students to produce and perform in the play “Hamilton,” a popular hip hop musical that started on Broadway in 2015. Read more…

Center for Arkansas History and Culture Wins Grant to Process and Digitize Arkansas Railroad and City Maps

The UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture has received $5,874 from the Arkansas Humanities Council to assess, digitalize, and catalog early railway line and city maps from 1917-1918. The project, entitled “Tie-ing Arkansas Together,” will process and digitize 133 oversized railway maps associated with the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railroad and the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Read more…

ASBTDC Awarded $100,000 to Assist Four-County Area

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $100,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Portable Assistance Program. The competitive grant program supports one-year projects in areas that have experienced recent economic distress through natural disaster, downsizing, layoffs, or plant closures. Read more…

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…