Diamonds and Guns

Todd Cleveland conducted his fieldwork while sometimes carrying an AK-47. How many researchers can say that? Cleveland, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas, traveled to Afric...

Angling for Answers

When Chris Middaugh wades into a stream with his fishing pole and catches a smallmouth bass, it’s usually not for sport. It’s for science. Chris, a doctoral student in the Arkansas Cooperative Fish a...

Studying the Stutter-Steppers

The Attwater’s prairie chicken was in the news recently. Its population in Texas has dropped to alarmingly low levels, reflecting a downward trend of prairie chicken numbers across the central United...

Keep Mars Clean!

Now that NASA has established the presence of liquid water on Mars—an announcement that brings with it the tantalizing possibility of life on the Red Planet—it’s even more important that we not conta...

Crystal Memories

In the mid-1970s, long before Don Pederson was overseeing financial affairs at the University of Arkansas and Ken Vickers was directing the microelectronics-photonics graduate program at the U of A, ...

Slippery When Caught

Catching stream salamanders can be a slippery proposition. “It can be like holding on to a bag of snot with muscle,” said Jackie Guzy, a doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences. “Th...

Audio Delight

With the click of a mouse, Mary Celestia Parler’s voice filled the Helen Robson Walton Reading Room at Mullins Library. “The next, [song] is ‘Coffee Grows on White Oak Trees,’” Parler said on the rec...