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It’s no secret that Little Rock is a foodie paradise, but what might be a little less well known is that Little Rock really rocks brunch. From southern staples to whimsical culinary creations, Little Rock’s best brunch spots offer something for everyone. Read More
Little Rock is a city that loves to let loose and lets its hair down, especially while listening to live music. Of course, there are larger venues where headlining acts perform, such as the River Concerts series at the First Security Amphitheater and Robinson Center, home to Broadway shows and rocking concerts, but what about the small, more intimate venues around town? Read More
Little Rock is known for having one of the south’s best food scenes, but locals know that more than anything, Little Rock has a sweet tooth. From small-batch ice creams to decadent cakes and pies, Little Rock is a city that does dessert right, and here are just a few of the best dessert places in town. Read More

CALS Six Bridges Presents - Sarah Everts, The Joy of Sweat

Date: 07/22/21 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Ottawa-based professor Sarah Everts discusses her book, “The Joy of Sweat.” The sultry summertime brings Everts as your guide to “a taboo-busting romp through the shame, stink, and strange science of sweating.” Sponsored by UAMS Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and Department of Dermatology.

This event is free. Registration on the Zoom platform is required.



About The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration

Sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions, but it’s also one of our most vital and least understood. In The Joy of Sweat, Sarah Everts goes behind the taboo and delves into its role in the body—and in human history.

She reveals the wondrous mechanics of the sweat glands and the millions of sweat pores in human skin. She explores why sweat is salty, why what you eat can affect the color of your sweat, and why we sweat when stressed (and whether it can be controlled). She takes part in a sweat dating event, traces the controversial history of antiperspirants and deodorants, considers the purported health benefits of saunas, and investigates whether “eyewitnesses” to a crime may someday be replaced by “nose-witnesses” who can pick a suspect’s body odor out of a police lineup.

About Sarah Everts

Sarah Everts holds a master’s degree in chemistry, and has written for Scientific AmericanSmithsonianNew Scientist, and the Economist. She teaches journalism at Carleton University and lives in Ottawa, Canada. In her free time, she loves a good sweat, particularly if it is followed by a cold water plunge.

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Central Arkansas is, well, at the center of it all. Located in the very middle of Arkansas, it serves as the state’s tourism hub and political epicenter. It comes complete with commerce centers, world-class healthcare facilities and outdoor recreational opportunities. This part of the state has a bit of everything. Once here, you’ll want to stay awhile, so sit back and enjoy the ride — and, the view.

North of the Arkansas River is the city of North Little Rock. Little Rock’s neighbor has a fun downtown vibe in its Argenta Arts District. It is home to the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, the only museum in the intercontinental United States to have World War II bookends. The USS Hoga tugboat was instrumental at Pearl Harbor, and the USS Razorback submarine was present at the Tokyo Bay surrender. Step further back in time at the Old Mill, the Gone With the Wind opening scene backdrop. Standing on the river bank is Verizon Arena, home to concerts and sporting events.

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Unique Neighborhoods:

People often refer to a city’s downtown as its heartbeat. Little Rock’s is certainly alive and well, and celebrating with much fanfare. This revitalized area has been one of the city’s crowning jewels. Situated on the Arkansas River banks, downtown Little Rock is anchored by a beautifully restored and renovated Robinson Center Performance Hall and the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center and Park. In between, you’ll find layers of history and heritage mixed with culture and contemporary style.

Explore Midtown

Unique Neighborhoods:

Located in the center of Little Rock, Midtown is a wonderful collection of old and new, and has earned every bit of its unique personality. This district is full of landmark restaurants, new cafes, popular wine bars and quirky coffee shops. The streets are lined with beautiful historic homes, quaint shops, and friendly folks nestled in several Little Rock neighborhoods. In the middle of it all, you’ll find shopping malls, retail centers, the Little Rock Zoo and War Memorial Park.

Explore Airport

Adjacent to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, Little Rock’s Industrial Park and the local port authority, this area's food scene means blue plate diners and historic restaurants. It’s a culinary option worth exploring.

Explore West

West Little Rock is a way of life with its majestic homes, upscale restaurants, numerous shopping venues and an IMAX theater. Further west along tree-lined roads sits the enchanting Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. It’s a bit of hustle and bustle, with a touch of elegance and finesse.

Explore Southwest

Celebrated for its diverse culture, Southwest Little Rock is the city’s largest district in size. It’s home to many ethnic restaurants and groceries specializing in Indian, Asian and Spanish cuisine, as well as great soul food offerings. It is also home to Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Institute with a number of specialty classes for the public in addition to its education program. It’s neighbor, the Outlets of Little Rock, is Arkansas’s first outlet mall and worth the spree.

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