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This summer, University of Arkansas officials are working to ensure students have access to free tampons when they return for the fall semester. The effort is a result of the Menstrual Equity for All Act. The Graduate Professional Student Congress worked with the Associated Student Government to pass the legislation during the spring semester.

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Two University of Arkansas professors have found that placing imperceptible barcodes on products may prevent injuries among cashiers and lead to more retail efficiency. Imperceptible barcodes are not visible to the human eye, but are placed all over the packaging so a product is scannable from any side. The research is published in the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics.

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The IDEALS Institute, which stands for inclusion, diversity, equity, access, leadership and strategic support, will provide resources, expertise and thought leadership to academic institutions, public schools, government agencies, non-profits and businesses statewide.  


The American College of Surgeons has designated May as the inaugural National "Stop the Bleed" month. Emergency managers across the country are teaching life-saving bleeding control techniques to the general public. The University of Arkansas Police Department is offering two courses Tuesday May 14th. To register email: Walk-ins are welcome.

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Poet Geffrey Davis, who teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Arkansas recently won a 2019 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His new book of poetry, Night Angler, won the 2018 James Laughlin Award.  

When he stopped by the studio to discuss his journey into becoming a poet, he also read his poem "The Fidelity of Water," which was published in the New Yorker earlier this year

Night Angler is available now from BOA Editions.