Civil rights author addresses state of racial equality today
Allan Ward’s book, “Civil Rights Brothers: The Journey of Albert Porter and Allan Ward” commemorates the 50 years that friends Porter and Ward fought for racial equality and civil rights. -Left to right- Trevor Collins, Allan Ward, Michael R. Twyman, Director of Institute on Race and Ethnicity. Photo courtesy of Donna L. Shelton, Web Communications Specialist at the Institute on Race and Ethnicity.
by Carmien Penny
The UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity hosted a free event on Tuesday Sept. 30 at the Bailey Center to give people an opportunity to meet with Allan Ward, an author, civil rights activist, and speech communication professor emeritus. Read the full story »
Human rights activist addresses issues in Pakistan
SAPAC's Summer 2014 Interns included students from around the United States
The political science department and international studies program hosted a presentation by Munawar “Sufi” Laghari on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The presentation, entitled “Pakistan-U.S. Relations: Human Rights Abuses in Sindh” gave Laghari the opportunity to discuss human rights abuses against Sindhis in Pakistan. Read the full story »
Tech Corner: Smart Watches
The market has already seen the release of Android’s smart watch the Moto 360. Coming spring of 2015, the long awaited Apple Watch will hit the market. The Moto 360 has a price of 249.99 which is cheaper than what Apple has set for their starting price of 349.99, so the Android watch is definitely cheaper, but is it better?
The Android’s Moto 360 has a 360 design like the name suggests and is 46 mm in diameter with a thickness of 11.5 mm. The Apple Watch has a rectangular design and two sizes to choose from. The first one is 38 mm and the second is 42 mm in width. Unlike the Moto 360 with only one design, the Apple watch has three designs available. The three designs are: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition.
The Apple Watch has a stainless steel case and the display is made with sapphire crystal. The Apple Sport’s case is made with lightweight anodized aluminum and the display is made with LonX Glass. The Apple Edition’s case is made with18-karat gold or 18-karat rose gold and it has the sapphire crystal display as well. Unlike the Apple Watch with the sapphire crystal display the Moto 360 has Corning Gorilla Glass for the display with the display using backlit LCD IPS.
A cool feature the Moto 360 and Apple Watch give you is the built-in heart rate monitor. The Moto and Apple both use Bluetooth 4.0 technology to connect to your phone. The Moto 360 uses the Android Wear OS while the Apple Watch uses the iOS 8. Both use the GPS from your phone. Since you can see the GPS on your watch you can drive and use the watch for directions instead of your phone for it.
As of right now, both watches have about the same specs. The only difference between the two is the price tag and design. Now that you have the facts, it is up to you decide which one is better.