Category Archives: Research

Gage Greening: Shining a Light on Cancer Detection

Welcome to my blog! Let me begin by introducing myself a bit more. I’m a senior biomedical engineering major in the Honors College here at the University of Arkansas. In addition to my academics, I work in Dr. Muldoon’s research … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Mapping the Honors Thesis with Hannah Breshears

Honors architectural studies and history double major Hannah Breshears chronicles her personal thesis timeline, from spark to finish in the first ever Honors College info graphic.

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Derek Pyland: A Biophysics Conference Retrospective

Honors biochemistry major Derek Pyland was invited to present his work with proteins through hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry at the 57th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in Philadelphia this semester. The trip gave Derek a peek into the world of … Continue reading

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Katelin Cherry: Engineering a Skeletal Cell Derived Biomaterial

Honors biomedical engineering student Katelin Cherry began working with mentor Dr. Jeffrey Wolchok last spring to create a biomaterial from skeletal cells that would ideally represent the complex components of skeletal muscle. A biomaterial of this type could be used … Continue reading

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Katie McGehee: Farming and Friendship in the Heart of Rwanda

Honors poultry science and environmental, soil, and water science double major Katie McGehee formed deep connections with the employees of Ikiraro Investment’s poultry farm in Rwanda last summer while conducting research for her senior thesis project. The six-week internship gave … Continue reading

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In Which a Recruiting Call Leads to Published Research on ‘Small-World’ Trade Networks, and Real-World Non-Profit Work

From a crowded field of acceptances and scholarship offers, high school senior Stuart Shirrell had narrowed down his college choices to two: a prestigious private school located on the East Coast, and the University of Arkansas. He decided to place … Continue reading

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Local Initiatives, Global Solutions: 5 Questions with Truman Scholar Mike Norton

Senior agricultural economics and poultry science double major Mike Norton was recently named a 2012 Truman Scholar. Most of the department was on hand to congratulate Norton and share some cake when the news was revealed, but the road to … Continue reading

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Reconstructing Pompeii: Tyler Johnson

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Tyler Johnson, a senior history/classical studies major at the UA, is near the completion of his honors thesis –  the virtual  reconstruction of the house of Octavius Quartio in Pompeii. Tyler visited Pompeii in late January and has spent more than 200 … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: Are Professional Sports Teams Worth the Investment?

David Noudaranouvong, an honors economic major (finance minor), recently graduated cum laude from the UA. Here he shares his honors thesis work, studying the economic effect of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oklahoma City. Noudaranouvong has already landed a job … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: Julia Lyon and the Influenza virus

Senior biology student Julia Lyon and postdoctoral student Lin Liu hard at work in the research lab. Julia Lyon, a senior biology major perhaps best known for her work to combat food insecurity on campus, has geared her undergraduate research towards another … Continue reading

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