Maritime Transportation Center Receives Additional $923,700 Grant For
The Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center, known as
MarTREC, a consortium of researchers focused on maritime and multimodal
transportation research, has received $923,700 from the U.S. Department of
Transportation. The funding is an additional grant – the center has
received a total of $3,740,000 since 2013 – to support research and
programs through September 2018.
Spring Edition of Research Frontiers Features Caves, Cancer and the
In Hydrology from the Inside Out, assistant professor Matt Covington searches for answers to how caves and karst topography interact with water sources.
Robin Soster, assistant professor in the Walton College of Business, explains the psychology of spending your last dollar in Everything is Relative.
In Data: A New Weapon Against Breast Cancer, industrial engineering professor Shengfan Zhang cracked the code on conflicting cancer screening requirements through her use of data mining and statistical modeling.
Building Art chronicles work by students and faculty of the Fay Jones School of Architecture in studying and preparing for Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman Wilson House to move to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Preserving Ozark Voices highlights the newly digitized collection of Ozark voices, vernacular, folklore and folk songs as a chronicle of a field of study.
And student researcher Sebastine Arthur works to Flush Out the Facts about the stomach flu in his search for a cure.
Historian Awarded NIH Grant to Write Book On Russian Smoking
The grant came through a program aimed at supporting scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.
About 400,000 Russians die from smoking-related illnesses each year – more than two times the number of smoking-related deaths per capita in the United States.
The Russian government enacted significant anti-tobacco legislation almost two years ago, including indoor smoking bans in most public buildings and launching education campaigns, but many residents push back against the laws.
“The Soviets were the first government in the world to attempt a national attack on tobacco use in 1920, but they failed,” Starks said. “The resurrection of anti-tobacco initiatives in the 1970s also collapsed. As a result, Russian smoking is a major public health problem.”
Research Office Awards Arts and Humanities Seed Funding to
The Office of Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development at the
University of Arkansas has awarded five faculty research grants through
its Arts and Humanities Seed Funding Program.
Mitchell will use his grant to create autobiographical multimedia
paintings as part of an project titled Painting, Walking, Texting: The
Role of Autobiographical Digital Data in Visual Art. Nedbal will use
his grant to travel to Austria to conduct research for a book that
explores the complexities of German-language adaptations of Mozart’s
Italian comic operas.
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