Jim Rankin Named President of
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Rankin will return to his alma mater as the 19th president of
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on Jan. 8,
“I am pleased and honored to be selected for this position, but I
will miss the U of A and all the amazing people I’ve had the
privilege to work with," said Rankin. "I wouldn’t be where I am
today without my experience here, and I will always treasure my
memories of Fayetteville.”
Grant Opportunities in
Nutrition, Obesity and Health
The purpose of this RFP is to provide the demonstrated
cross-institutional, multi-disciplinary teamwork, experience, and
preliminary data needed to be competitive for large, extramural
grant funding opportunities. One or more of the following
general research themes should serve as a guide in terms of the aims
and relevance of your submitted proposal:
- Cardiometabolic health
- Metabolism and energetics
- Food insecurity
- Microbiome-host interactions
- Environmental, cultural and social aspects of health
- Physical activity and muscle function
- Dietary behavior
RazorGrant: IRB Submission
RazorGrant electronic research administration system has a new,
online Institutional Review Board submission process. Transition to
the automated process became mandatory Oct. 1, ending the use of
hard copy forms in the submission process. Learn more about
IRB submission process.
Learn how to create a proposal development in RazorGrant,
completing PI and Co-PI certifications, working with your grant
specialist, and routing and approval completion.
New Board Members at the
University of Arkansas Press
The University of Arkansas Press Editorial Advisory Committee is
pleased to welcome four new members who will serve three-year terms.
In addition to its advisory role, the committee serves to verify the
peer review undertaken by the press as it fulfills its mission to
disseminate academic knowledge and creative work that advances the
goals of the university.
- Brooks Blevins is the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at
Missouri State University. He is the author of five books
including Hill Folks: A History of Arkansas Ozarkers and Their
Image (University of North Carolina Press); Ghost of the
Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South (University of
Illinois Press); and Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters,
Hillbillies, and Good Ol’ Boys Defined a State (University of
- Cherisse Jones-Branch is associate professor of history at
Arkansas State University. She is the author of Crossing the
Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and
after World War II (University Press of Florida) and is
coeditor of Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times
(University of Georgia Press, forthcoming 2018). Her current
research project is "Better Living by Their Own Bootstraps: Rural
Black Women's Activism in Arkansas, 1913-1965."
- Davis McCombs is associate professor of English and director
of the Program in Creative Writing and Translation in the J.
William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University
of Arkansas. McCombs is the author of three collections of poetry.
His most recent volume, lore, won the Agha Shahid Ali
Poetry Prize and was published by the University of Utah Press
last year. His first book, Ultima Thule, was chosen by W.
S. Merwin as the winner of the 1999 Yale Series of Younger Poets.
Dismal Rock, his second, won the Dorset Prize from Tupelo
Press and was later awarded the 2008 Eric Hoffer Award and the
Kentucky Literary Award.
- Joshua Youungblood is research and outreach services librarian
at the University of Arkansas Libraries, Special
UA Press Awards
Research Data Management
Do your research assistants know the basics of data management?
online guide, produced by the University Libraries, introduces
best practices for documenting data collection, organizing data
files, handling sensitive data, and storing data securely.
Throughout, this guide points to services and information resources
available at the University of Arkansas,
Last Month's Top
the NoVo Foundation to Janie Simms Hipp, director of the
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative in the School of
Law, for widening the food circle of collaboration and
self-governance for tribes and their communities.
from Siemens Corporation to Alan Mantooth, a Distinguished
Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, for a
study of novel temperature sensors and wireless technology to
monitor active gas turbines.
from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission to Brian
Haggard, director of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, for
water quality monitoring in the upper Poteau River watershed.
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Benjamin R. Runkle,
assistant professor in the Department of Biological
Engineering, for a study comparing three water-saving
irrigation strategies in production-scale rice
from the National Endowment for the Humanities to Lissette
Lopez Szwydky-Davis, an assistant professor in the English
department, for a summer institute for school teachers on
adapting classic literature to contemporary
all awards for October
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