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Even With Internet, Nate Coulter Sees Long Shelf Life for Libraries

Even With Internet, Nate Coulter Sees Long Shelf Life for Libraries
Nate Coulter, executive director of the Central Arkansas Library System

Nate Coulter was named executive director of the Central Arkansas Library System in December, replacing Bobby Roberts, who retired in March.
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Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a pilot program earlier this month in which a group of military veterans aged 18-21, all of whom have to have heavy vehicle training, would be allowed to drive trucks across state lines in order to study their safety capabilities against a group of older drivers.
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The Story Behind Storytelling for Business (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

We are all hearing more about the power of storytelling when it comes to marketing our products, services, ideas and even ourselves. Now, research at the neurochemical level is revealing how stories affect activity in our brains.
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Arkansas has signed a memorandum of understanding to extend its partnership with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson County. read more >

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The National Science Foundation is giving $5.48 million to support research projects led by a pair of biological sciences faculty members at Arkansas State University. read more >

Picasolar Gets $2M for Solar Cell Technology Pilot

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UA Cossatot Names New Vice Chancellor

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C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state. read more >

ASU Receives $30K for Media Production Unit

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Tom Clifton Named Interim Dean at UALR

Tom Clifton has been named the interim dean of the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. read more >

Hendrix College Raises $2M to Make Goal for Mabee Grant

Hendrix College of Conway says it has reached its goal to meet a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa. read more >

Arkansas Tech, University of the Ozarks Ink Deal to Benefit International Students

Arkansas Tech University President Robin E. Bowen and University of the Ozarks President Richard L. Dunsworth signed a memorandum of understanding to create an academic collaboration to benefit international students. read more >

Harding Football Coach to Join Advancement Office

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