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October 2019

Best Practices for Data Quality Management Program

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Accurate business reporting and data analytics can only be achieved using high-quality data. Yet many organizations either do not have a data quality program, or they only focus on standardizing source data. Having a complete, ongoing program to measure, monitor, and improve the quality of data is a competitive advantage for an organization in today’s data driven economy. This talk is for participants who want to start a comprehensive data quality program or who want to assess and improve the…

Leadership Lecture – “Listening to the People: Assessing Community Readiness for Collective Action”

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

October 17, 2019 6:30 p.m. UA Little Rock Downtown Center Listening to the People: Assessing Community Readiness for Collective Action Christina Standerfer (Ph.D., University of Colorado), Professor Emerita, is former Faculty Director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Standerfer has over 20 years of experience developing and presenting workshops, research, and reports on volunteer recruitment, community capacity building, networking, and effective communication skills. She has collaborated with over 30 nonprofit…

Market Research Brown Bag: The More You Know

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Want to keep up with customer preferences, changes in the local market, and trends in your industry? Market research helps you know and understand the forces that affect your business. Bring your lunch and join us as we talk about why, when, and how to use market research in your business decision making. From targeting a marketing campaign to choosing a location, we will share practical ways to apply research and follow where it points. Worried that tight budgets and…

Mindful Self-Compassion: The Benefits of Being Kind to Ourselves

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Catherine Crisp College of Education and Health Professions  

November 2019

Middle Eastern Studies Program Fall Film Series – A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

November 1 @ 6:00 pm

Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the towns most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom…blood red. The film will be followed by a discussion.

Introduction to Tableau

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tableau is one of the most widely used platforms for data visualization and visual analytics.   Dr. Johnson will provide a brief introduction to Tableau and a hands-on demonstration of how it can be used in a corporate environment to create dashboards and perform analytics. Those who have access to Tableau (free trail is available online) will be able to follow along. College of Business

How Much is Too Much? Evidence-Based Screen Time Guidelines for Children

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Chris Lloyd  School of Social Work  College of Education and Health Professions

Blockchain Basics

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Kyleen W. Prewett Blockchain Basics Blockchain’s digital ledger technology is poised to transform the way businesses record, store, and transmit information and digital assets.  According to PwC’s 2018 Global Blockchain Survey, 84% of companies are at least dabbling in blockchain. This seminar presents the basics of how blockchain works and explores how companies like Walmart, IBM, American Express, Amazon, and FedEx are using blockchain today.   Associate Professor of Accounting College of Business 

The Island Project

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Phil Hudson Williams  Title: The Island project, using the Raspberry Pi for the internet of things Two solar/battery powered Raspberry Pi (microcomputers running Linux OS) will be on site at the Island next to the Clinton Presidential Library.   One will operate as a wildlife cam, the other for water quality testing in the Arkansas River. The two units will communicate through a local standalone WiFi network. Biology Department.  College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

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