Education Archive

Sonya Murphy Selected as Camp Aldersgate CEO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Sonya Schmidt Murphy has been named chief executive officer of Camp Aldersgate in west Little Rock, succeeding Sara C. Wacaster, a 21-year employee of the nonprofit camp that provides year-round programming to individuals with special needs.

UAMS Names Chase Smith New Assistant Professor (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Chase Smith has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics in the College of Medicine.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

State Attorney General Gives UALR $1M for Legal Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2016 10:25 am

The Arkansas Attorney General's Office has given a $1 million grant to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law to create a Business Innovation Clinic, UALR announced Friday.

AACF Pushes for More Focus on Children in Upcoming Election

by Alexis Hosticka 10/5/2016 01:50 pm

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families encourages constituents to consider issues that affect children as they decide who to vote for in the upcoming election.

NIH Renews $10M Grant for Alzheimers Research at UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2016 11:19 am

An Alzheimer's disease research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences receives a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Cybersecurity Leader: Goal Is For Networks to Protect Themselves

by Sarah Campbell 10/4/2016 11:01 am

Programmers must teach computers and networks to protect themselves because they're fast but not smart, U.S. cybersecurity leader Phyllis Schneck says.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $10M for Scholarships

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 01:23 pm

University of the Ozarks announces a $10 million endowment from the Walton Family Foundation that will help promising students from low- and middle-income families.

Sweetheart of a Deal at UAMS (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/3/2016 12:00 am

UAMS' conflict-of-interest policy allowed it to enter into a contract that didn't pass the smell test of anyone who didn't have a direct interest in it and left the state's medical school vulnerable to lost revenue.

UAMS Awards Sheldon Riklon with Endowment (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Sheldon Riklon has been invested as the inaugural holder of the Peter O. Kohler M.D. Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Health Disparities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Eric Pianalto on Why There's No Room for Waiting for Mercy Hospital Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Eric Pianalto has been with Mercy since 1994 and held a number of positions within Mercy's four-state region including being chief operating officer for regional operations in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He was named president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in 2013.

South Arkansas Community College Awarded $788K for Manufacturing Training Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2016 09:02 am

South Arkansas Community College has been awarded a $788,587 grant from the Economic Development Administration to build an Advance Manufacturing Training Center in El Dorado.

Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

There's nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite.

UAMS Cures RxResults' One-Sided Contract

by Mark Friedman 9/26/2016 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has corrected a contract that for nearly eight years gave a private company the exclusive right to market UAMS' intellectual property and resulted in no royalty payments for UAMS.

St. Vincent West Attracts $14.1 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/26/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of Physicians Realty Trust of Milwaukee bought the 45,952-SF St. Vincent West medical office building in west Little Rock from St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center.

New Training Trends Engage Employees (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 9/26/2016 12:00 am

An increasing number of organizations have dramatically changed their approach to training, making it far less about dispensing information and far more about engagement and skill development.

Arkansas Trucking Association Looks to College For Help

by Marty Cook 9/26/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to do something novel to address the high turnover rate for trucking executives by naming four college students to the association's 40 Under 40 Council.

Alumna Gives $1M to Support SAU Engineering Program

by Associated Press 9/23/2016 10:28 am

Southern Arkansas University has received more than $1 million to support its new engineering program.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

UA Earns Record $101.7M in Research Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 10:08 am

The University of Arkansas says it received $101.7 million in research — the highest level in the university's history and 27 percent more than it got in 2015 — for the fiscal year that ended June 30.


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