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Researchers from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are creating and testing a long-lasting liquid anti-bacterial, anti-viral surface spray coating for both domestic and commercial use.

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After operating remotely since mid-March, the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is re-opening in phases in preparation for fall semester under strict guidance from the campus COVID-19 Response Team. Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff Laura Jacobs provides details.

Graduate assistants at the University of Arkansas are asking for higher wages. The request comes as the pandemic has made it more difficult to obtain a second job or meant more time preparing to teach in socially-distanced classrooms or even remotely. The university is forming a committee to examine the issue while graduate students are continuing to collect signatures in support of their effort.

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On Tuesday, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation announced it was awarding the University of Arkansas $194.7 million to establish the Institute for Intergrative and Innovative Research with the goal of increasing collaborative scientific research and encouraging commercialization and entrepreneurship. The gift also set aside funds for a building, 20 new faculty and the founding of a Bentonville campus.

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This week, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, released new rules stating that international students whose universities opt to go entirely online in the 2020 fall semester must return home or face deportation. U of A Director of International Students and Scholars Michael Freeman says because the university plans to have both in-person and online classes, the new rules should not impact students here.