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Who Was Florence Price?

Answered by Er-Gene Kahng, graduate chair, violin, in the Music Department Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1887–1953) was the first African-American woman to write a symphony performed by a major U.S. orchestra, though much of her orchestral music remains unknown. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Price received early musical training from her mother while being educated in the city’s segregated schools. She graduated first in her high-school class and, to pursue a musical career, enrolled at Boston’s New England Conservatory in 1903. There she studied with the city’s leading musicians, including conservatory director George Whitefield Chadwick, Henry Dunham, J....

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Violin Professor Discusses Florence Price Preservation Project in ‘New Short Talks From the Hill’

Short Talks From The Hill, a podcast from the University of Arkansas, highlights research and scholarly work across campus. Each segment features a university researcher discussing his or her work. DeLani Bartlette: Hello and welcome to Short Talks From the Hill, a podcast from the University of Arkansas. My name is DeLani Bartlette. On this episode, Er-Gene Kahng, graduate chair of violin in the music department discusses her work on the Florence Price Preservation Project, which aims to bring previously overlooked composer’s works to a wider audience. Welcome Er-Gene. Er-Gene Kahng: Thank you. DB: So, would you talk a...

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Searching For Planet X; New Podcast Features Astrophysicist Daniel Whitmire

Short Talks From The Hill, a podcast from the University of Arkansas, highlights research and scholarly work across the campus. Each segment features a university researcher discussing his or her work. Bob Whitby: Hello and welcome to Short Talks from the Hill a podcast from the University of Arkansas. my name is Bob Whitby, a science writer at the university. On this episode, Daniel Whitmire, an instructor in the mathematics department and a retired astrophysicist, discusses his research on Planet X and his theory of how it causes mass extinctions. Thanks for joining us. Daniel Whitmire: Sure, my pleasure. BW: Daniel,...

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Nanowired Drugs Could Treat Patients With Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s

Millions of Americans suffer from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers have identified promising new treatments, such as cerebrolysin, but current clinical approaches are ineffective because critical concentrations of the drug dissipate within the body before reaching the blood-brain barrier and central nervous system. To address this problem, researchers have focused on various delivery vehicles for sustained and targeted drug release. An effective, targeted approach would eliminate the need for inefficient, high dosages that cause adverse side effects. In recent years, biomedical engineers have experimented with nanomaterials as an approach to targeted delivery. Under the direction of...

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As Sweet As ‘Dumpster Honey,’ New Short Talks From the Hill Features Poet and English Professor Davis McCombs

Short Talks From The Hill, a podcast from the University of Arkansas, highlights research and scholarly work across the campus. Each segment features a university researcher discussing his or her work. Matt McGowan: Hello and welcome to Short Talks from the Hill, a podcast from the University of Arkansas. My name is Matt McGowan. On this episode, Davis McCombs, poet, professor and director of the program in creative writing and translation at the University of Arkansas, will read selections from Lore, his most recent book of poetry. Davis McCombs, welcome to Short Talks From the Hill and thank you for being here. Davis...

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