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New UA Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz Wants to Invest in Students

New UA Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz Wants to Invest in Students
University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz.

Joseph Steinmetz knows what he wants to do but hasn't figured out how he will do it. Steinmetz, 61, was named chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in October and moved into his new office in January. What Steinmetz wants to learn is where the money is and what it's spent on.
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Jerry Adams Excited About Research Talent Attracted to Arkansas

Jerry Adams started the nonprofit Arkansas Research Alliance in 2008. It partners with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to help commercialize technology produced at the FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson.
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YES Competition Recognizes Top Student Entrepreneurs

The 2016 Youth Entrepreur Showcase brought together the top 25 student teams, representing students in grades 5-8, for the competition's Expo Day.
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