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Studies Show Some Types of Life Can Survive Conditions Found on Mars

Monday, April 23, 2018

Researchers subjected certain microorganisms to extreme cold and low pressure to test their ability to thrive in Martian soil.

Graduate School J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Research & Innovation Science Biological Sciences Space and Planetary Sciences

Sociology Master's Student Selected for Prestigious Summer Fellowship

Monday, April 23, 2018

Whitney Frierson, a U of A graduate student and Arkansas native, has been selected as a participant in the 2018 University of Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program.

Graduate School J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Awards Social Sciences Sociology

Kemper in Agribusiness Earns PUBP Distinguished Dissertation Award

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Nathan Kemper, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, has earned the 2017 Public Policy William Miller Distinguished Dissertation Award for his dissertation.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Graduate School Agriculture Awards Business Research & Innovation Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Public Policy

Elbin to Receive Early Career Award for Research on Sport-related Concussion

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The U of A associate professor of exercise science is receiving the first award of this type from the Sports Neuropsychology Society.

College of Education and Health Professions Graduate School Awards Education Health Points of Pride Research & Innovation Science Health, Human Performance and Recreation

M.F.A. Theatre Student New Play Wins Multiple Awards From the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Monday, April 16, 2018

Austin Dean Ashford's new play, (I)sland T(rap), a hip-hop riff about Black Ulysses on an Odyssey of self-discovery, won several awards with excerpts being performed at the Kennedy Center.

Graduate School J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Arts Awards Events Theatre

Gahagans, Paradise, Tutam Recognized by Sponsored Programs Office

Monday, April 16, 2018

Shelly Gahagans and Tom Paradise have been named recipients of the 2018 Sponsored Student Programs Appreciation Award. Doctoral student Mahmut Tutam also received special recognition.

Graduate School Awards Events

U of A Life Science Firm Wins Second Place Overall at Startup Competition

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Medical device company Lapovations received $150,000 in cash prizes and startup investment at Rice University’s national competition.

College of Engineering Graduate School Sam M. Walton College of Business Business Economic Development Events Research & Innovation Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering

Graduate Student Helping Ease Burden of Congolese Women Farmers

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Willy Mulimbi Byamungu, a graduate student in agricultural economics, is implementing agricultural solutions to improve their crop yield for female Congolese farmers.

Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences Graduate School Agriculture Economic Development International Research & Innovation Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness International Students & Scholars

Civil Engineering Graduate Students Earn Top Spots at Transportation Conference

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Two civil engineering graduate students, Taslima Akter and Magdalene Asborno, both advised by Sarah Hernandez, were recently awarded top honors

College of Engineering Graduate School Awards Engineering Research & Innovation Civil Engineering
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