Pat Turner's Retirement Celebration Rescheduled to Jan. 31

After 24 years of service to the university, Pat Turner of the U of A Division of Research and Innovation will officially be retiring on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Turner joined the U of A in 1998 as part of the NSF EPSCoR program and moved into Research and Sponsored Programs the next year. As a grants specialist, she worked with faculty to facilitate their proposal submissions and ensure adherence to agency guidelines.

Turner received her B.S. in biology from Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, prior to a 12-month internship in medical technology at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. After several years as a board-certified medical technologist (MT-ASCP), she attended Mississippi State University and graduated with the Master of Science degree with an emphasis in administration. For 10 years she was the project management coordinator for the DOE-sponsored Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Lab at MSU, now the Institute for Clean Energy Technology.

Colleagues and acquaintances are invited to drop by the Administration Building (ADMN 317) between 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Please come enjoy the celebration!

Contacts

Macey Graham, communications graduate assistant
Division for Research and Innovation
816-447-8965, mag039@uark.edu

Andy Albertson, senior director of communications
Research and Economic Development
479-575-6111, aalbert@uark.edu

Headlines

Study Finds Discreet Shipping Used to Sell E-Cigarettes to Minors

Researchers at the U of A found businesses on TikTok are circumventing local, state and federal laws that restrict the individual sale of tobacco products.

Pat Johnson Named Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship Recipient

The U of A Libraries’ Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts will host the 2024 Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship celebration on Thursday, June 13.

Monika Szakasits Retiring From the Law Library After 20 Years

Szakasits, associate director of the Young Law Library, is retiring at the end of May after 20 years of service. A reception will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at the Six Pioneers Room of the Law School.

USDA-NIFA Grant Supports Microwave Tech to Zap Weed Seeds

Scientists and engineers with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station are investigating the use of 915 MHz microwaves to neutralize weed seeds underground, including those that are herbicide resistant.

Political Science's Bayram Named a Leader for the International Studies Association

A. Burcu Bayram, professor of international relations for the Department of Political Science, has been elected as the vice president and section chair of the International Studies Association.

News Daily