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When Facebook Inhibits Knowledge (Sarah Quintanar Commentary)
Sarah Quintanar

When Facebook Inhibits Knowledge (Sarah Quintanar Commentary)

Given the massive amounts of data available in today's world, often, regardless of whether facts or conclusions are correct, they are massively published because of the effortless ability to spread information in a split second.
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A Task Force We Can Back (Editorial)

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a variety of task forces to address a variety of issues: health care reform, criminal justice, Common Core. We have a suggestion for one more: the Task Force on Ways to Reduce the Administrative Bloat in Arkansas' Public Colleges & Universities.
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Simulator To Develop Driver Skills at College of the Ouachitas

College of the Ouachitas is planning a high-tech way to address the truck driver shortage in Arkansas.
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Fewer Students Study Botany, More Plant Collections Closing

The teeming plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing herbaria.
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Arkansas Department of Education Appoints New Deputy Commissioner

T. Mark Gotcher will assume his role as the new deputy commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education on July 1. read more >

UA Team Wins Tri-State Governor's Cup Competition

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University of Arkansas' Food Sustainability Project Wins Two National Awards

The University of Arkansas Community Design Center won two awards for its project, "Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario," a program that seeks to build food sustainability by promoting local agriculture. read more >

UCA's Doug Voss Named to Trucking Association Board

Doug Voss, associate professor of logistics and supply chain management at the University of Central Arkansas, has been appointed to the Arkansas Trucking Association Board of Directors. read more >

University of Charleston Signs Agreement with National Guard

The University of Charleston in West Virginia has entered into an agreement with The Lavern E. Weber Professional Education Center at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas. read more >

Vacancy Rate Declines in Central Arkansas Office Space

The vacancy rate for office space in central Arkansas continued its decline in the first quarter of 2015, falling to 8.4 percent compared with 8.8 percent in fourth-quarter 2014 and 11.1 percent in the year-earlier quarter, first-quarter 2014, according to the Central Arkansas Commercial Data Exchange. read more >

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year. read more >

Arkansas Tech University Approves Tuition Increase

Arkansas Tech University's Board of Trustees has approved a $158.9 million operating budget that includes a tuition increase for its main campus in Russellville. read more >

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

The selection committee for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 2016 class of inductees. read more >

Picasolar Dedicates New HQ at UA Tech Park

The 2,300-SF space in the Enterprise Center at the UA tech park will enable Picasolar, an Innovate Arkansas client firm, to reduce the time it takes to produce its patent-pending product. read more >

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