Education Archive

ASU's Zhou Receives ASTA Grant for Novel Cancer Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2014 12:30 pm

Hong Zhou of Arkansas State University has received an Arkansas Science & Technology Authority grant of $43,374 to fund his research into early detection and prevention of skin cancer.

Pulaski Tech Hires Shannon Boshears as Foundation's Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2014 10:25 am

Pulaski Technical College has turned to a Little Rock-based nonprofit organization to find its next chief development officer and executive director of the college's foundation.

ASU-Beebe Warns Campuses of Possible Data Breach

by Lance Turner 10/28/2014 07:40 am

Arkansas State University-Beebe says some students and employees may be affected by a possible data breach at its campuses.

Mentoring and Entrepreneurship (James Wilbanks Commentary)

by James Wilbanks 10/27/2014 12:00 am

For close to 40 years now, mentoring in the workplace has been examined extensively in hundreds of peer-reviewed studies. The results of these studies demonstrate many benefits to the career success of the protege, the career of the mentor and the organizations that encourage informal mentoring or have developed formal mentoring programs.

University of Arkansas Technology Park To Celebrate 10 Years

by Mark Carter 10/27/2014 12:00 am

The park encompasses a total of 126 acres, with three multitenant facilities and three multidisciplinary research facilities comprising roughly 285,000 SF of research and development capacity. More than 20 UA research centers, institutes and labs call the park home.

Farm Bill Workshops Planned Across State

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

A series of workshops on the federal Farm Bill will begin Tuesday in Jonesboro and continue through Nov. 20, the Farm Service Agency and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have announced.

Sweet: ‘A Pure Arkansas-Flavored Investment' for Arkansas Teachers Retirement System

by George Waldon 10/27/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, the state's largest pension fund, has invested about $73 million in 14,580 acres of cropland since it began building its roster of farm holdings four years ago.

University of Arkansas Alumna Gives $600k to Alma Mater

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2014 03:56 pm

Hot Springs native and University of Arkansas alumna K. Denise Henderson is giving more than a half-million dollars to her alma mater.

Picasolar Receives $800k DOE Grant for Solar Efficiency

by Mark Carter 10/23/2014 10:08 am

The $800,000 DOE grant will be matched by $200,000 from Picasolar. Douglas Hutchings, CEO of both Picasolar and Silicon Solar Solutions, said the SunShot awards are the most prestigious and competitive grants a solar startup can receive.

Brad Phelps Hired as Arkansas State Associate General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:25 pm

Brad Phelps, Arkansas' chief deputy attorney general, has been hired by Arkansas State University as associate general counsel.

UA Study: Well Connected CEOs Can Be Bad for Firms They Lead

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 09:28 am

A University of Arkansas study suggests that the more socially connected a chief executive officer is, the less success his firm experiences.

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year.

Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

by Mark Friedman 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business reviewed the Administrator's Compensation Survey reports filed with the state Department of Higher Education for the 2010 and 2014 fiscal years. In the four-year period, the number of six-figure employees included in the report increased from 460 to 703.

Baptist Health Struck With Buyer's Remorse Over WLR School Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The 121,211-SF facility was repurchased for $8.5 million last month from BCP-Colonel Glenn LLC, whose ownership includes Sam Alley, secretary-treasurer of the Baptist Health Foundation Board of Trustees.

Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui On Private Education, Raising National Profile

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Bill Tsutsui was announced as president of Hendrix in November and assumed office in June. He also is a history professor and author or editor of eight books, including Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan and Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters.

UAMS, ACHRI Help Find Key to Allergic/Immune Disorder

by Jan Cottingham 10/20/2014 12:00 am

A group of researchers, including a group at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, have made what's being hailed as a “breakthrough” in understanding the cause of a rare disorder.

Census Says Higher Salaries Follow Advanced Degrees

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Average wages generally are higher for occupations requiring more education, though they don't always track exactly.

UCA, UALR Redesign Their MBA Programs

by Jan Cottingham 10/20/2014 12:00 am

Two central Arkansas universities have redesigned their MBA programs recently in an effort to better meet the needs of students and employers and to set themselves apart from other schools.

UA Confronts Old Infrastructure to Make Campus Wireless

by Marty Cook 10/20/2014 12:00 am

During the past two years, UA has installed 1,000 wireless access points in residence halls and academic buildings; officials say that's the halfway point of getting the UA tuned in wirelessly to the Internet.

Rhonda Jorden Named Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, CIO at UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 01:12 pm

Rhonda Jorden has been named vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.