Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Dr. Joe Horton, Department of Economics and Finance, presented a paper, "The Great Northeast Blackout of '03" at the International Academy of Business Disciplines meeting in San Antonio on March 27. Dr. Gary Wekkin, Department of Political Science, was elected to the Executive Council of the Southwestern … [Read more...]

Concert choir places in international competition

The University of Central Arkansas Concert Choir placed second overall in the 8th International Choir Competition at Riva del Garda, Italy. A total of 63 choirs participated in the competition. Forty-six UCA students accompanied by John Erwin, director of choral activities, performed in the competition yesterday. UCA was the only representative from the U.S. The group received gold medals in … [Read more...]

Third Annual Toad Suck Jazz Daze at UCA

Grammy Award-winning Texas band Brave Combo opens the third annual Toad Suck Jazz Daze at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. On Friday, April 23, noted trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and film scorer Terence Blanchard and his septet play a concert from his latest Blue Note Records release BOUNCE. Three UCA Jazz Ensembles will play a free concert on … [Read more...]

Former presidential candidate visits campus

It was a reception befitting a presidential candidate, and former candidate Wesley Clark seemed to thoroughly enjoy his visit to the University of Central Arkansas on April 7. Brought to campus by the Serving Central Arkansas Together student organization and introduced by UCA President Lu Hardin, the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces was warmly welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of … [Read more...]

College Volunteer Day

The 9th Annual Takin? It To The Streets ? College Volunteer Day is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, April 12. Students, faculty and staff from UCA, Hendrix College and Central Baptist College will join forces to go out into the community and volunteer their services to various non-profit agencies and organizations. A kick-off rally will be at 3 p.m. at Central Baptist College near Bates Plaza, … [Read more...]

Murray receives grant for biology study

Dr. James Murray, Department of Biology, recently received a $5,490 grant for a study that will encode the flow direction by a simple nervous network. According to Murray, ?The marine slug Tritonia uses microscopic flow sensors in its head to detect water flow and change the shape of its body which reduces the hydrodynamic drag and may serve as a directional cue in navigation.? He continued, … [Read more...]

Tarkka receives grant to develop methods to synthesize materials

Dr. Richard Tarkka, Department of Chemistry, and undergraduate student Brent Newsom, recently received a $3,000 grant to study the synthesis of new dendrimers for organic/inorganic composite materials. The objective of the project is to develop methods to synthesize materials that have the potential to be used in lightweight displays as sensors, antistatic coatings, optical switching devices … [Read more...]

Arrigo receives math grant

Dr. Danny Arrigo, Department of Mathematics, recently received a $2,500 grant to study the nonclassical symmetry analysis of a nonlinear wave equation system. According to Arrigo, ?The nonlinear wave equation has many important applications including modeling the flows of gases and liquids. Analyzing such equations is important in describing and predicting phenomena such as one-dimensional gas … [Read more...]

Clancy receives grant to continue study of preterm infants

Dr. Barbara Clancy, Department of Biology, received a grant of $8,334 to continue a study of the effects of adverse perinatal experiences on cortical organization. The grant is being funded through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences by the National Institutes of Health. As medical advances enable the survival of more preterm human infants, concern is rising over the adverse … [Read more...]

Federal Grant makes lives healthier

A federal grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau is helping make the lives of Southeast Arkansas families healthier as the University of Central Arkansas connects these families with healthcares services that many in the region have never had before. ?The purpose of the grant is to recruit and retain health care providers for rural areas in Arkansas. We chose the Southeast because it … [Read more...]