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Dr. Brent Smith  

Smith Named Inaugural Distinguished Scholar by Division of American Society of CriminologyMay 24, 2017

Brent Smith, distinguished professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, was named the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology's Division of Terrorism and Bias Crimes.

Deans Waller, Shields and English open the Data Science, Predictive Analytics and Big Data Retreat  


Researchers Pursue Interdisciplinary Breakthroughs in Big Data | May 23, 2017

The deans of the College of Engineering, the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the Sam M. Walton College of Business convened a summit of more than 50 University of Arkansas data scientists and researchers to plot new directions that will produce breakthroughs in the field.

Malcolm Williamson with EAST students; photo credit Lee H. Dunlap/Harrison Daily  


Bringing art to life with the help of technology | May 14, 2017

Much akin to The Unexpected art project in Fort Smith, artists turn the sides of buildings and blank walls in Harrison into murals that dazzle the senses.

Thanh Toan Ha, rector of Can Tho University, and U of A Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz.  

U of A Forges Relationship with Two of Vietnam's Largest UniversitiesMay 02, 2017

Thanh Toan Ha, rector of Can Tho University, and the Vietnamese delegation met with U of A Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz and Provost Jim Coleman to discuss needs for an updated and enhanced memorandum of understanding between the University of Arkansas and Can Tho University to facilitate research and student exchange.

Thomas Paradise being filmed atop Jebel Madbah, the High Place of Sacrifice, above the Valley of Petra; photo credit: Blink Films - UK  


Petra and Paradise: U of A Professor Leads Research for Smithsonian Channel | April 27, 2017

A University of Arkansas professor whose research in Petra, Jordan has spanned more than 25 years, will be the focus of a May 1 upcoming special on the Smithsonian Channel.


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Research Showcase Focuses on Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Virtual Reality | Apr 06, 2017

Faculty researchers and graduate students will present and discuss their findings related to data science at the annual Research Showcase.

Researchers explain and discuss their work at a recent Research Showcase.    

Spring Research Showcase Focuses on Data Analytics | Mar 28, 2017

The next Research Showcase will feature poster presentations from the eight existing centers that specialize in data analytics and data science from 3:30-6:30 p.m. April 10 at the Arkansas Union.