University of Arkansas: Libraries Digitize All University of Arkansas Yearbooks. “More than 100 years of Razorback history have now been digitized. Thanks to project donors and the University of Arkansas Libraries, all yearbooks from 1897 through 2018 are now available worldwide online, free of charge.”
University of Arkansas: Arkansas Doctors, Gov. Hutchinson and U of A Professors to Teach on COVID-19. “The University of Arkansas Honors College will present a daily online forum titled Pandemic, which will bring together medical professionals, faculty experts and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to provide context on the global health crisis. Pandemic, to be offered May 11-22, is one of the first college courses in the nation to focus on COVID-19 and will examine the crisis from multiple perspectives, from public health to supply chain management and economic impacts. Honors students across the state may enroll in the course, and anyone who is interested may sit in.”
University of Arkansas: Webinar Series to Give Caregivers Tips for Teaching Children With Disabilities During Pandemic. “University of Arkansas professor Peggy Schaefer-Whitby has teamed up with the state’s Center for Exceptional Families to support caregivers who are educating children with disabilities at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly a dozen special education experts across Arkansas — and two other states — have created a three-part webinar series to assist parents who may be struggling.”
EurekAlert: Arkansas researchers developing prediction models for coronavirus. “Data science professor Justin Zhan is collaborating with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences professors David Ussery and Xuming Zhang to develop accurate predictions of genomic variation trends of coronavirus.”
University of Arkansas: Wastewater Toolbox Launched to Help Textile Industry Improve Wastewater Footprint. “The Sustainability Consortium, founded by the University of Arkansas and the University of Arizona in 2012, has launched a Wastewater 101 Toolbox to help the textile industry learn about the causes, impact and treatment of wastewater. This free online resource will help manufacturers, retailers and brands improve their wastewater footprint and help the producers of clothing and textiles have a lesser effect on people and the planet’s resources.”
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: UA holds New York Post’s 1.38 million photos; archive dates to 1860s. “More than a million photographs and negatives spanning the 20th century arrived at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville last month. Dennis T. Clark, dean of libraries, said the trove is the New York Post’s photo archive, which contains a few photos dating back to the 1860s….Clark said the archive was donated in 2017, but the university didn’t take possession of 1.38 million items until early October, when two trucks carrying the 1,492 boxes of photos and negatives arrived on campus.”
University of Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press to Publish Open-Access Journal. “The University of Arkansas Press has announced the acquisition of Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts. It is the first open access initiative by the press. First published in 2012, Artivate publishes original peer-reviewed scholarship that engages with arts entrepreneurship. From 2015-2018, Artivate was published by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.”
University of Arkansas: Project Update: Razorback Yearbook Digitization. “Last year, the University Libraries raised funds to digitize every University of Arkansas yearbook, from the original Cardinal to the current Razorback. Thanks to project donors, volumes from 1879-1949 are now available online…. At this time, 51 volumes have been digitized into 15,055 single, fully searchable scans. The project will include 119 volumes in 45,000 single scans in total.”
University of Arkansas: Textbooks by University of Arkansas Faculty Added to Open Textbook Library. “Three openly licensed textbooks written by University of Arkansas faculty are now available in the Open Textbook Library.” The new textbooks cover physics, astronomy, and technical writing.
University of Arkansas: Study Co-authored by UAMS Doctor Shows Benefit of Facebook Patient Support Groups in Rare Cancer Research. “An article co-authored by Jerad Gardner, M.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) demonstrates the ability to use international Facebook patient support groups to rapidly reach large numbers of rare cancer survivors.”
University of Arkansas: First Footage From Historic KATV News Film Archive Now Available Online. “The first news footage from the KATV archive is now available for public viewing in a searchable format online through the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.”
University of Arkansas: Division of Agriculture launches mobile-friendly pesticide database. “Producers, agricultural agents and consultants will now have access to a comprehensive database of insecticide information at their fingertips, with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s launch of a mobile-device-friendly version of the invaluable MP-144, also known as ‘Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas.'” Currently only row crops are addressed, though information on fruits, garden vegetables, etc over time.
University of Arkansas: Libraries Digitize First Issues of Arkansas Traveler Student Newspaper. “The University Libraries have digitized the first issues of the Arkansas Traveler student newspaper from 1907 to 1947. The first phase of the digital project is composed of 1,042 issues or roughly 4,780 single scans.”
University of Arkansas: New Journal to Bring Insight Into Athlete Development. “The journal’s goal is to give new voice and insight to the athletic experience from a variety of perspectives and methodologies. A long list of potential topics include nutrition, healthy eating and disordered eating; injury and recovery; substance use and abuse; mental skills for athletic performance; career development for elite and professional athletes; financial education and literacy; and race, gender, identity, culture and sports.”
University of Arkansas: A Belated Gift: U.S. Copyright and the Public Domain. “The University Libraries launched a new digital exhibit in celebration of Public Domain Day Jan. 1. ‘A Belated Gift: U.S. Copyright and the Public Domain,’ which features Arkansan contributions from 1923 that are now in the public domain, is available to researchers worldwide, free of charge.” Not a huge collection, but interesting.