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Arkansas Football Star Honored for Achievements On and Off the Field


D.J. Williams, who overcame a chaotic childhood to become a star student-athlete and a passionate advocate for domestic abuse awareness, heard his name called twice during The Home Depot College Football Awards program, once for football and once...
20-Dec-2010 1:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Tool Helps Explain Behavior of Unusual Ultrathin Film


University of Arkansas researchers have developed a tool to determine what factors drive the dependency between the periodic pattern width and thickness of an ultrathin film that exhibits both magnetic and ferroelectric properties. This may be...
16-Dec-2010 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Engineering Researchers Partner With Toyota; DOE Grant Will Further Work Toward a More Efficient Charger for Hybrid-Electric Vehicles


A $3.9 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy will allow electrical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas to continue contributing to the development of a compact and highly efficient silicon-carbide charger for hybrid...
13-Dec-2010 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Survey Finds Health Care Industry Making Progress Toward Data Standardization

A survey conducted by the University of Arkansas shows that the health care industry is making significant gains toward adopting global data standards for the health care supply chain, but nearly a third of respondents have not started preparations...
13-Dec-2010 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Engineer New Methane-Production Pathway in Microorganism


A University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues have created the first methane-producing microorganism that can metabolize complex carbon structures, which could lead to microbial recycling of waste products and their transformation into...
8-Dec-2010 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Environmental Nonprofits Prefer Collaborative Strategies


Many large environmental nongovernmental organizations prefer to engage firms through collaborative rather than adversarial strategies to elevate the role of business in solving environmental problems, a University of Arkansas study shows.
23-Nov-2010 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

For Health and Well-Being, Place Matters


Place matters when it comes to health; zip code may be as important a number to physical health as blood pressure or glucose level.
22-Nov-2010 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Apon Elected National Chair of CASC

Amy Apon, professor of computer science and computer engineering and director of the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center, has been elected as the 2011 chair of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), a national organization...
17-Nov-2010 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Expert Available to Comment on NHTSA’s Proposal to Limit Truck Speeds; Researcher Conducted Study Showing Speed Differentials Compromise Safety

Steven Johnson, industrial engineering professor at the University of Arkansas, is available to comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recent proposal to enact federally mandated rules that would require trucks to activate...
5-Jan-2011 2:00 PM EST

New Financial Regulations Will Not Prevent Another Crisis, Expert Warns

New and sweeping federal financial regulation passed by Congress late last week will give regulators tools to clean up the next financial crisis but will not prevent another crisis, says banking expert Tim Yeager, associate professor of finance at...
19-Jul-2010 12:05 PM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Environmental Damage to Gulf Coast

Professor and ecological engineering expert Marty Matlock is available to discuss environmental damage from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
14-Jun-2010 3:00 PM EDT

Five Tips to Help a Stressed-Out President – or Anyone Else – Quit Smoking

Susan Rausch, health educator at the University of Arkansas, offers a five-step plan for quitting smoking, even when stressed out.
2-Mar-2010 9:00 AM EST

Earthquake and Civil Engineering Expert Available to Discuss Chile Earthquake

University of Arkansas earthquake expert Brady Cox is available to answer questions about the effects of Saturday’s magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile, which has displaced 2 million people and destroyed or damaged hundreds of structures.
1-Mar-2010 9:00 AM EST

Olympics Not Just for Amateurs: Long-Term Impact


Sports management professor Stephen Dittmore, who was a staff member for the 1996 and 2002 Olympics, comments on changes in the Olympics, including the need for the International Olympic Committee to consider the impact of increasing professionalism.
11-Feb-2010 1:45 PM EST

Engineering Researcher Part of National Team Investigating Haiti Earthquake


Civil engineering professor and earthquake expert Brady Cox will travel to Haiti Saturday, Jan. 30, as part of a national team of engineers who will study the effects of the massive earthquake that struck the small Caribbean nation on Jan. 12. Cox...
27-Jan-2010 8:00 AM EST

Earthquake Researchers Return to Haiti to Gather Data

A University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues are traveling to Haiti as part of a National Science Foundation expedition to continue taking geologic measurements and better understand what happened, what is happening now, and what might yet...
26-Jan-2010 12:30 PM EST

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