Education Archive

ARA Names Two Scholars, Two Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2016 01:24 pm

The Arkansas Research Alliance, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced two new ARA scholars and two new ARA fellows.

UA System Board Gives Final OK to $160M Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 9/8/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday gave final approval to a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

Arkansas State Reports Record Enrollment at Jonesboro Campus

by Associated Press 9/8/2016 06:45 am

Arkansas State University officials are reporting a record enrollment at the system's flagship campus in Jonesboro.

Asa Hutchinson Announces School Coding Competition

by Sarah Campbell 9/7/2016 12:44 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the new Governor's All-Region and All-State Coding Competition.

Corrected: Springdale Superintendent Rollins Tops Salary List

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

The Pulaski County Special School District spent more on superintendents than any other school district in the state in 2014-15, but the superintendent with the highest compensation was Jim Rollins of Springdale.

Arkansas Colleges See New Funding Formula

by Marty Cook 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Maria Markham, the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, said the metrics for the state's new funding formula for colleges and universities should be finalized later this month.

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Gwen Moritz 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25.

Community Coordinators Move Up at UCA (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Shelby Fiegel has been promoted to assistant director at the Center for Community & Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where she was previously a project coordinator.

JNPSD Superintendent Tony Wood Ready To Send Up Titans

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

Tony Wood has been superintendent since July 2015 of the new Jacksonville North Pulaski School District, which split from the Pulaski County Special School District and began operating independently this year.

UAMS Awards New Distinguished Endowed Chair in Oncology

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2016 11:52 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Friday announced that the J. Thomas May Distinguished Endowed Chair in Oncology has been awarded to internationally recognized radiation effects expert Dr. Martin Hauer-Jensen.

Former Head of Medicaid to Work With Arkansas DHS, UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2016 11:18 am

Dennis G. Smith, former head of Medicaid under President George W. Bush, will become a visiting faculty member at UAMS and senior adviser for Medicaid and Health Care Reform for the state Department of Human Services.

ASU Names Doug Whitlock Interim Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2016 02:42 pm

Arkansas State University System President Chuck Welch on Thursday named Doug Whitlock, president emeritus of Eastern Kentucky University, as interim chancellor of Arkansas State University effective Sept. 12.

Urban League Report Examines Hispanics, African Americans in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 9/1/2016 11:34 am

The Urban League of the State of Arkansas releases its first yearly report examining the "State of African Americans and Hispanics in Arkansas."

Governor, FDA Sign Agreement Extending NCTR Program

by Sarah Campbell 8/31/2016 11:45 am

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.

Two at A-State Will Lead Research Under $5M NSF Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2016 10:58 am

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.

Picasolar Gets $2M for Solar Cell Technology Pilot

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2016 10:26 am

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $2 million to Picasolar Inc. for a pilot manufacturing program connected to solar cell technology developed at the university.

UA Cossatot Names New Vice Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 01:53 pm

The Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas in De Queen has named Ashley Aylett of Ashdown its new vice chancellor of academics.

Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

by Marty Cook 8/29/2016 12:00 am

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.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

Nate Coulter was named executive director of the Central Arkansas Library System in December, replacing Bobby Roberts, who retired in March.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

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.