Risks Assessed as E-Cigarettes Trend

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By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity among teens and young adults, but little is known about long-term health effects of the marketed alternative to smoking, according to UA research. About 6.6 percent of adolescents used electronic cigarettes, UA graduate researcher Monica Daniel said of a 2012 national survey. And the […]

Housing ‘Upsells’ with Eco Features

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By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter Smart houses and environmentally friendly apartments are becoming more prevalent, and though they’re not cheap, they’re in demand because they are built for a generation that is OK with spending a little extra to support sustainability, a University of Arkansas visiting professor said. Alison Turner, a visiting architecture professor, […]

UA Refines Policies, Training for LGBT Issues

The Safe Zone Allies sticker is provided to University of Arkansas faculty and staff who go through specific LGBT awareness training and consider themselves allies. The question is, "Should there be a sign in everyone's door to tell students that the UofA is a safe place," said Brande Flack, associate director of leadership and development. Dulce M. Wills / The Razorback Reporter

By Dulce M. Wills The Razorback Reporter More than 55 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, according to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, a New York-based advocacy group. At the University of Arkansas, faculty and staff are re-examining the LGBT awareness […]

UA’s Poultry Vaccine Promising

Lisa Bielke, a University of Arkansas poultry health research assistant professor, checks on chickens that were given a food safety vaccine to protect against salmonella. Ashton Eley / The Razorback Reporter

By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter The University of Arkansas department of poultry science has developed a vaccine that will improve chicken health worldwide and potentially could save lives someday, a researcher said. Lisa Bielke, a poultry health research assistant professor, and her team constructed a vaccine that protects chickens from the food-borne pathogens — […]

Athletics Department Monitors School Work

University of Arkansas football player Jared Cornelius meets Dec. 1 with an assigned tutor. As a freshman student-athlete, Cornelius’ academic progress is closely monitored by athletic department faculty. Millie Hogue / Razorback Reporter

By Millie Hogue The Razorback Reporter On any given day of the semester, clipboard-toting students can be found lingering outside the doors of about 70 classrooms at the University of Arkansas, their eyes peeled for the telltale flash of the Razorback red backpack that marks student-athletes. The athletes’ responsibility is to arrive at class, sign […]

Energy Use by Vending Machines Monitored

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By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter Vending machines on campus can be overlooked when it comes to energy use. Some buildings house as many as eight machines, so eliminating just a few would reduce electricity consumption, a University of Arkansas Facilities Management official said. Sales from the Pepsi machines can easily cover the annual electric […]

Officials: Policies Followed on Sex Crimes

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By Rachel Walker The Razorback Reporter Eighty-six colleges and universities are under federal investigation after mishandling campus sexual assault cases. The University of Arkansas is not on that list. The university follows strict guidelines when allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape are reported. The university, however, has two different ways in which it […]

Stress-Relief Activities Set Before Finals

Play Day Program of University of Arkansas CAPS - Counseling & Psychological Services

By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter University of Arkansas organizations work hard to find creative ways to limit student stress during this time of panic over papers and frantic cramming for finals. To help ease the minds of many, the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is hosting a “Play Day” in the Arkansas Union International […]

3 Student Architects Win International Design Contest

University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture students Kyle Marsh (from left), Colby Ritter and James Vo won international design awards from the Memphis architecture firm Hnedak Bobo. By Nathan Owens / The Razorback Reporter

By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter Three Fay Jones School of Architecture students have won international awards from designs they worked on while studying in Rome and Mexico, the University of Arkansas school announced. Winning designs for the seventh annual Hnedak Bobo Group International Design Competition were decided Nov. 19. Students’ work was completed in […]

Sustainability Advocates Strive for Zero Waste On Campus

Carlos Ochoa, the director of the University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability, speaking at the 2021 Zero Waste Summit. Behind is a photo of the Tontitown landfill. Nathan Owens / The Razorback Reporter

By Nathan Owens The Razorback Reporter The University of Arkansas recycles 16 percent of the waste that the campus produces, and if the university doesn’t change waste behavior, its Office for Sustainability will not reach its 90 percent target by 2021, an advocate said. “If these numbers are even close to accurate, you can never […]