Education Archive

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.

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.

Bragg: Lottery Generated $35M in Scholarships for Sebastian County

by Marty Cook 9/20/2016 03:27 pm

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has meant millions for Sebastian County students and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith since the lottery started Sept. 28, 2009, according to its director of advertising and marketing.

Hardings Pledge $500K to UCA's Schedler Honors College

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 10:49 am

Rush and Linda Harding have pledged $500,000 to benefit the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas.

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 9/19/2016 12:00 am

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time.

Education a Cornerstone of Batesville's Strategic Plan

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Making sure the children of Independence County have the educational opportunities necessary to escape poverty is a cornerstone of the Impact strategic plan that Baldwin worked on when he was chairman of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Suicide Is Preventable (Steven Blackwood Commentary)

by Steven Blackwood 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Shortly after my wife, Cindi, and I lost our son to undiagnosed depression almost eight years ago, I learned that suicide was the No. 1 cause of death for white male college students in the Southern states.

A Question of UA Priorities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Somewhere, somehow, higher education in this country veered off track. University advancement departments now seem to exist to raise money to fund more university advancement efforts.

W. James Chon Switches to UAMS To Lead Transplant Program (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Dr. W. James Chon has been appointed to manage the Renal Transplant Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as medical director. Chon will also serve as an associate professor of medicine at the UAMS College of Medicine.