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.
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.
Episode Two of The New Classroom includes seven reports produced by Ozarks at Large staff from the end of October through the week before Thanksgiving. The stories cover the Arkansas Department of Education's efforts to reengage students who have not reported for class, women leaving the workforce to teach and care for their children, the challenges of taking college entrance exams during a pandemic, surging enrollment at the state's public charter schools and more.
Episode One of The New Classroom includes six reports produced by Ozarks at Large staff from the first day of school on Aug. 24 through the end of September. The stories cover teachers' reactions to reopening schools to in-person learning, students' impressions of the first week of school, the changes impacting substitute teachers, the learning pod trend and more. For additional New Classroom content, click here.
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.
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.