Short Talks From the Hill

online as a podcast
  • Hosted by Matt McGowan

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.

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Jeff Gruenewald, associate professor and director of the Terrorism Research Center in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, discusses the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Shannon Servoss, associate professor of chemical engineering, worked with Now Diagnostics in Springdale to develop a rapid test kit that detects coronavirus antibodies.

In a major study of the so-called “Big 4” auditing firms, Liz Cowle, accounting doctoral candidate the Sam M. Walton College of Business, determined that the firms increase audit attention and improve audit quality when their work is covered by the media.

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Paul Thibado, professor of physics in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, discusses exciting new developments in his work to harvest energy from freestanding graphene.

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Caree Banton, associate professor of history in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, discusses her new book and the African and African-American Studies Program.

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Johanna Thomas, associate professor of social work in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, discusses a joint effort with Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center in Fort Smith to help rural Arkansas and veterans gain access to mental health services.

Killing Cancer Cells

Nov 5, 2020
University of Arkansas

Hudson Beyzavi, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, discusses his work developing a drug candidate that kills triple negative breast cancer cells.

The Power of Creativity

Oct 5, 2020
University of Arkansas

Darya Zabelina, assistant professor of psychology in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, discusses her research on creativity, how creative people see the world and whether coffee improves the creative process.

Capturing Student Imagination for Filmmaking

Sep 3, 2020

Russell Sharman, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Communication, discusses his unconventional path to filmmaking, writing a film textbook, teaching film at the university, and Animal, his new movie.

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Kristen Gibson, associate professor of food safety and microbiology in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, explains how soap destroys respiratory viruses such as SARS-Cov-2, or coronavirus, and offers tips for handling potentially contaminated surfaces.