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Two UAMS Chancellor Finalists Withdraw; Search to Continue

Two UAMS Chancellor Finalists Withdraw; Search to Continue
Dr. A. Wesley Burks and Dr. Danny O. Jacobs

The University of Arkansas System says that the two finalists to become the next chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have withdrawn from consideration.
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SAU, Cuban University Sign Historic Agreement

Southern Arkansas University and the University of Artemisa in Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday in the rotunda of the State Capitol, formalizing an academic exchange between the two universities.
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Planned Gift Earmarks $1M for UCA Athletics

The University of Central Arkansas' athletics department is set to receive $1 million from a donor making a planned gift.
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Former UA Athletic Director Frank Broyles Dead at 92

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ASU-Beebe Chancellor Resigns

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2 Arkansas Universities Partner for Affordable Education

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech are partnering to give students a more affordable path to earning their bachelor's degree. read more >

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