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Professors on PBS TV Programs Boost UA Profile

Professors on PBS TV Programs Boost UA Profile

On Wednesday, the TV series “Nova” will premiere its one-hour documentary special “Petra: Lost City of Stone” on PBS. University of Arkansas geoscience professor Tom Paradise, who has worked on the site in southern Jordan for 25 years, played a large role — on screen and off — in the production.
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SAU Begins Construction of Health-Care Training Center

Construction on the 1,920 SF Health Science Simulation Center at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is underway, the school announced Tuesday.
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Cursive Writing Bill Awaits Governor's Signature

All that's needed to return cursive writing classes to Arkansas classrooms is a signature by Gov. Asa Hutchinson - and if he signs it, it will probably be in cursive.
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A-State Negotiates for Embassy Suites, Conference Center on Campus

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Walmart Foundation Grant to Support Diabetes Treatment

The Walmart Foundation has announced a $194,200 grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest to support diabetes treatment in the Marshallese community in northwestern Arkansas. read more >

Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas House Committee Endorses Guns on Campus Bill

A bill to force public colleges and universities in Arkansas to allow staff and faculty to bring guns onto campus that was previously defeated found new life Thursday through the support of three Democrats. read more >

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners. read more >

UA to Host Alley Scholars Business Plan Challenge

Undergraduate teams of minority students will compete in the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Business Plan Challenge on Saturday at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. read more >

Report: Maumelle Police Close Murder-Suicide Case Involving UALR Professor

Maumelle police have closed that murder-suicide case from last weekend involving University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor James Wilbanks. read more >

Arkansas House Passes Lottery Bill, Sends to Hutchinson

Arkansas lawmakers have passed and sent to Gov. Asa Hutchinson a bill that would abolish the independent lottery commission and instead place it under Hutchinson's control. read more >

After Meeting with Governor, Dan Douglas Puts Highway Bill On Hold

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Schools Close Ahead of More Wintry #ARWX

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