'Extreme Caver' Video Takes You to Places Few Have Ever Seen
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – To boldly go where no one has gone before – it's not science fiction to Matt Covington, an associate professor of geosciences at the University of Arkansas. After completing a doctoral degree in theoretical astrophysics, Covington combined his interest in caves with his education in mathematical models of physical processes. The result? Covington says he's one of the world's only speleophysicists as he uses physics to study the underground flow of water.
Covington understands that he can't thoroughly study underground water resources from behind a desk. He has to go where the water is – deep underground, often moving through difficult-to-navigate cave systems, sometimes for weeks at a time.
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Physics professor Paul Thibado’s patent-pending technology has been licensed by NTS Innovations.
Guy Lancaster, editor of Bullets and Fire: Lynching and Authority in Arkansas, 1840–1950, will speak at the Fayetteville Public Library.
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The Arkansas native wrote a memoir – soon to be a movie – about surviving conversion therapy and speaks at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers nearly 90 courses this spring. The spring season starts with a lecture by Jeffrey Murdock, associate director of choral activities at the university.