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Arkansas Innovators Promote Tech's Everyday Problem-Solving

Arkansas Innovators Promote Tech's Everyday Problem-Solving
Erika Suhr, the manager of the Hunger Not Impossible pilot program, says technology provides another way to address hunger.

As technology became accessible, people with a multitude of different agendas have embraced it. Some use it to design incredibly complex logistical plans for transportation; some use it to analyze big data for financial institutions; some use it to figure out a way to connect hungry people to food.
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UCA Gets $300K to Support Student Research

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway gets $300,000 from Southwestern Energy Company to support undergraduate and graduate student research through a new endowed fund that bears the utility's name.
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Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz Outlines 8 UA Priorities

University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz has eight priorities for the university's future, and the planned $160 million stadium expansion on the Fayetteville campus isn't one of them.
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