Education Archive

Nelsons Give $100K to UA Walton College of Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 12:17 pm

Steven Nelson and his wife, Deborah, of Little Rock have given $100,000 to support accounting faculty in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Tysons Give $5M to UA System Agriculture Division

by Marty Cook 3/2/2015 11:20 am

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated $5 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 10:33 am

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week.

Iron Yard Coding School: A 'Game Changer' for Arkansas Tech Startup Scene

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 12:02 am

The Iron Yard coding school will launch in Little Rock this May, and it's being hailed as a “game changer” for the state in the evolution of its budding tech startup ecosystem.

A-State Negotiates for Embassy Suites, Conference Center on Campus

by Lance Turner 2/27/2015 02:59 pm

Arkansas State University is negotiating with O'Reilly Hospitality Management LLC for a land lease agreement that would develop an Embassy Suites hotel, a conference center and Houlihan's restaurant on campus.

Walmart Foundation Grant to Support Diabetes Treatment

by Associated Press 2/27/2015 07:48 am

The Walmart Foundation has announced a $194,200 grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest to support diabetes treatment in the Marshallese community in northwestern Arkansas.

Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2015 05:14 am

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Arkansas House Committee Endorses Guns on Campus Bill

by Associated Press 2/26/2015 11:56 am

A bill to force public colleges and universities in Arkansas to allow staff and faculty to bring guns onto campus that was previously defeated found new life Thursday through the support of three Democrats.

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 11:37 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

UA to Host Alley Scholars Business Plan Challenge

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 09:31 am

Undergraduate teams of minority students will compete in the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Business Plan Challenge on Saturday at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Report: Maumelle Police Close Murder-Suicide Case Involving UALR Professor

by Lance Turner 2/25/2015 10:52 am

Maumelle police have closed that murder-suicide case from last weekend involving University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor James Wilbanks.

UA Engineer Receives $500k for Wireless Sensor Networks Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2015 10:40 am

University of Arkansas engineer Jing Yang has received a $500,000 federal grant to further develop sensing and transmission systems for energy-harvesting, wireless sensor networks, the university said Tuesday.

Walmart Foundation's Kathleen McLaughlin to Deliver 'Food for Thought' at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 09:47 am

Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and senior vice president for Walmart Global Sustainability, will provide a "Food for Thought" lecture at the University of Arkansas on March 3, the university announced Monday.

Fed Sues Waldo Doctor for Unpaid $193K Student Loan

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

A Columbia County doctor was recently hit with a lawsuit in an attempt to collect on alleged unpaid student loans she took out beginning in the early 1990s.

Trey Berry Named President of Southern Arkansas University

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2015 04:47 pm

Southern Arkansas University's Board of Trustees said Thursday that it has selected Trey Berry as its 12th university president.

Pope Moseley Named UAMS College of Medicine Dean

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2015 03:12 pm

Dr. Pope L. Moseley has been named dean of the College of Medicine and executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, effective July 15.

SAU Begins Construction of Health-Care Training Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2015 10:54 am

Construction on the 1,920 SF Health Science Simulation Center at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is underway, the school announced Tuesday.

Professors on PBS TV Programs Boost UA Profile

by Marty Cook 2/16/2015 12:00 am

On Wednesday, the TV series “Nova” will premiere its one-hour documentary special “Petra: Lost City of Stone” on PBS. University of Arkansas geoscience professor Tom Paradise, who has worked on the site in southern Jordan for 25 years, played a large role — on screen and off — in the production.

Making Change: Social Entrepreneurs on a Mission (Whitney Horton Commentary)

by Whitney Horton 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Businesses have had social impact for a long time, creating jobs and tax revenue for their communities. Yet social entrepreneurs are not content with the rising tide lifting all boats; instead, they go into business with a specific cause in mind.

Greater Little Rock Home Builders Pick Nathan Cooper as President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Nathan Cooper of River Valley Builders has been named 2015 president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock. Cooper has been a member of the Home Builders Association since 2009 and has served on the board of directors. Justin Keener of Billy Hartness Construction will be vice president, and Tony Dillon of The Dillon Group will be secretary/treasurer.