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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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.

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Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, discusses how Arkansas’ economy has responded to the pandemic and what he expects for the future.

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Mahmoud Moradi, assistant professor of chemistry in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, explains how his dynamic, three-dimensional simulations of coronavirus spike glycoproteins will help scientists understand how the coronavirus binds to human cells.

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Kevin Fitzpatrick, professor of sociology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, discusses fear and food insecurity in the era of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Peter Ungar, Distinguished Professor of anthropology and dental microwear expert, explains why nine out of 10 Americans are afflicted with dental caries, the pervasive chronic disease that causes cavities.

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Matt Henriksen, poet, teacher and alumnus of the Program in Creative Writing and Translation at the University of Arkansas, discusses craft, the Northwest Arkansas Prison Story Project and helping others get started writing.

Schaefer-Whitby Discusses the Delta Autism Project

Jan 31, 2020
University of Arkansas

Peggy-Schaefer Whitby, special education professor in the College of Education and Health Professions, discusses the Delta Autism Project, an initiative she started to ensure that children and families in southeast Arkansas receive state services for autism.