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Short Talks From the Hill
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Short Talks From The Hill is a podcast highlighting research and scholarly work at the University of Arkansas campus. Each segment features a university researcher discussing his or her work.

For more information: arkansasresearch.uark.edu

Latest Episodes
  • Mitch Brown, psychology instructor in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, discusses his research on male formidability, or toughness, and how it informs stereotypes of personality and social functions.
  • Leading up to the total solar eclipse on April 8, Daniel Kennefick, professor of physics and a researcher at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, discusses the science and history of eclipses.
  • William Schreckhise, professor of political science, discusses the strong relationship between civility and legislative productivity.
  • Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam Walton College of Business, discusses inflation, consumer sentiment and the economy of Northwest Arkansas.
  • Ivan Vargas, assistant professor of psychological science in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Sleep and Stress Research Laboratory, discusses the causes, treatment and prevention of insomnia.
  • Christa Bentley, assistant professor of musicology in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, discusses her research and contribution to a new collection of essays about pop star Taylor Swift.
  • Caleb Rawson, assistant professor of accounting, discusses his research on corporate insiders, China and the timing and impact of firms' strategic communications.
  • Patrick Stewart, professor of political science, discusses his book on presidential debates.
  • Jennifer Acuff, assistant professor of food microbiology and safety in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and researcher and scientist with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the U of A System Division of Agriculture, discusses her research on food safety, including the new, popular cooking method.
  • Mary Beth Brooks, director of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas, discusses how the center helps small businesses.