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  1. Grant Will Help Researchers Develop System to Assess Risk of Mudslides, Rock FallsRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has received $1.14 million in funding to develop a decision support system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires.

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  2. Highly Connected CEOs More Likely to Broker Mergers and Acquisitions That Harm FirmsRead the original story

    Monday | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Chief executive officers with extensive social connections to board members, executives at other firms, bankers and other financial market participants initiate mergers and acquisitions more frequently and with poorer results, according to a new study by a University of Arkansas researcher.

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  3. New Book Documents Power of Smart CamerasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Christophe Bobda, an associate professor of computer science and computer engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas is co-editor of Distributed Embedded Smart Cameras.

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  4. Researchers Find Major Benefits for Students Who Attend Live TheaterRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance and empathy among students, according to a study published this week by researchers in the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform.

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  5. Experienced Recruiter Shares Tips on Stand-Out Scholarship ApplicationsRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Test scores and transcripts count, but a well-written essay and letters of recommendation that address a students' creativity, leadership skills, and grit often provide the deciding factor in awarding scholarships, says Noah Pittman, assistant dean for recruitment and retention at the University of Arkansas Honors College.

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  6. Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Develop 'Sparse-Sensing' System for Wireless Sensor NetworksRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have received a $362,394 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new sensing technologies that significantly reduce the amount of data collected and processed in sensor networks powered by extremely limited energy resources.

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  7. Chakhalian Awarded $1.8 Million to Create Novel Quantum MaterialsRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 2 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Jak Chakhalian, a professor of physics at the University of Arkansas, has been awarded $1.8 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to create and investigate novel quantum materials and the relationships at the interface between those materials on the nanoscale.

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  8. Study of Ocean Upwelling Near California Shows Greater Variability Over Latter Part of 20th CenturyRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A nearly 600-year reconstruction of climate indicators associated with ocean upwelling along the West Coast of North America indicates that this rising in seawater in the California Current became more variable over the latter part of the 20th century.

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  9. Germanium Tin Could Mean Better and Cheaper Infrared Cameras in SmartphonesRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have fabricated a new semiconductor material - germanium tin deposited in layers on a substrate of silicon - that could be used to build better and less expensive infrared cameras for smartphones and vehicles.

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  10. Physicists Heat Freestanding Graphene to Control Curvature of RipplesRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - An international team of physicists, led by a research group at the University of Arkansas, has discovered that heating can be used to control the curvature of ripples in freestanding graphene.

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  11. Transportation Center Receives Additional $1.4 Million Grant From Department of TransportationRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center at the University of Arkansas has received an additional $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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  12. Analysis Finds Waiting for 'Superman' Director Cloaks Political Motivations with RhetoricRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - In Waiting for "Superman," director Davis Guggenheim uses conservative rhetoric to influence a liberal audience about the need for charter schools, according to a recently published analysis of the film by a University of Arkansas doctoral student.

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  13. Research Finds Charter Schools Nationwide More Cost-Effective, Produce Greater ROIRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A first-ever report released July 22 by the University of Arkansas, which ties charter school funding to achievement, finds that public charter schools are more productive than traditional public schools in all 28 states included in analyses of cost-effectiveness and return on investment.

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  14. NSF Grant Will Further Research on Models of Self-Assembling SystemsRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - University of Arkansas computer scientist Matt Patitz will receive a nearly $440,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further his research in the development of theoretical and computational models of self-assembling systems.

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  15. Research Will Help Clinicians Attack Hidden Metastatic TumorsRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Researchers at the University of Arkansas have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop new molecules and biopharmaceuticals that enhance a patient's immune response against tumors.

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  16. Leakey Foundation Funds Grant to Study Early Human DietRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Leakey Foundation has awarded $18,000 to a team led by University of Arkansas researchers to travel to Tanzania and compare dental textures of modern hunter-gatherers to early human ancestors.

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  17. Study Shows How, When Consumers Remember Brands in Celebrity AdvertisementsRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - From a consumer perspective, what happens when a celebrity endorses different products in two advertisements that appear in the same magazine? Do you remember both equally? One better than the other? Neither? Katie Kelting, a marketing researcher at the University of Arkansas, found that when consumers are shown two ads ... (more)

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  18. Department of Education Grant Funds Mentoring for Students from Military FamiliesRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences has awarded a four-year grant of $1.3 million to a research team led by University of Arkansas psychology professor Tim Cavell.

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  19. Engineered Muscle-Mimic Research Funded by NIHRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The National Institutes of Health has awarded a three-year, $437,248 grant to a University of Arkansas biomedical engineering researcher to design and test a biomaterial that can regenerate damaged skeletal muscle.

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  20. Physicists Predict Behavior of Rare Materials at Near-Room TemperatureRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2014 | Newswise

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - New theoretical physics research reveals rare materials that possess both controllable magnetic and electric polarization properties at near-room temperatures.

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