Education Archive

UALR Receives ASTA Grant to Develop Bioenergy Nanotech

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2014 01:47 pm

The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has awarded a $37,000 grant for a University of Arkansas at Little Rock biology professor who says nanomaterials could increase the germination rate and biomass yield of bioenergy crops.

Plans for Osteopathic School on A-State Campus Rejected, Officials Will Try Again

by Lee Hogan 12/15/2014 09:46 pm

An accreditation commission has rejected an application by the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine to open a site at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Organizers say they will apply again early next year.

UCA Renames Laney Hall for Longest-Serving Professor

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 10:42 am

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees on Friday approved the renaming of a campus building in honor of the university's longest-serving professor, Jerald "Jerry" M. Manion.

Sheena Howell, Lloyd Webre Named to Development Posts at UALR

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 10:26 am

Sheena Howell and Lloyd Webre have been named to positions in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Office of Alumni & Development.

SAU President David Rankin on the Importance of Economic Literacy

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

David Rankin was named the president of Southern Arkansas University in January 2002 and plans to retire next June.

Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department Hits High Road with 5 Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Lorie Tudor, Emanuel Banks, Tony Sullivan, Kevin Thornton and Joe Sartini were promoted with the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department at its central office in Little Rock.

Funding a College Education (Jane Wayland Commentary)

by Jane Wayland 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Many articles and reports have been written about the value of a college education. The cost continues to climb, and the opportunities in the marketplace are a struggle for some college graduates. It is no wonder that the value of earning the degree is being questioned.

UAMS' ER Doctors On Call at Chicot Memorial

by Mark Friedman 12/15/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences recently started a pilot program to provide telemedicine emergency services to Chicot Memorial Medical Center.

Beneficiary Ads Fail To Raise Sales for Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

by Sean Beherec 12/15/2014 12:00 am

A $300,000 investment by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to promote scholarship beneficiaries, including on-field promotions at college football games this fall, appears to have had little impact on sales.

Arkansas Baptist Gets $30M to Repay Debt, Get Back on Track

by George Waldon 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Little Rock's Arkansas Baptist College recently secured a $30 million funding agreement that has helped calm its troubled financial waters. The deal is a significant event to restore order at the 130-year-old private college after 18 months of trial and tribulation.

UA System Announces Faculty to Develop eVersity Curriculum

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2014 02:12 pm

The University of Arkansas System announces a group of faculty members who next week will begin developing curriculum and degree offerings for the eVersity, the system's online unversity.

ASTA Funds UALR Research into Solar Cell Technology

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2014 11:22 am

The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has awarded a grant of $46,500 to a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor of physics who hopes to improve on a solar cell material as a stable source of sustainable energy.

State Pre-K Program Awarded $60M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 03:46 pm

The state's pre-kindergarten program, Arkansas Better Chance, will receive $60 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education & Health & Human Services.

UALR Bowen School of Law Ranks Second in Student Yield

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 03:33 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law ranks second in the nation in student yield, a term used to describe the percentage of accepted students that choose to enroll in a given school.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Fort Smith No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index for September, 3Q

by Lee Hogan 12/9/2014 10:27 am

Fort Smith returned to the top of the Arkansas Tech University Business Index in September, and also led the way in the third-quarter rankings.

Bordelon Gift to UA's Walton College Will Support Faculty Innovation

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2014 09:45 am

University of Arkansas alumni Ann and Gene Bordelon have contributed $100,000 to establish the Faculty Innovation Endowed Fund for the benefit of the Sam M. Walton College of Business, the UA announced Tuesday.

UA Receives Grant for Upgrade of Network Connections to ARE-ON, Internet2

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2014 09:24 am

The University of Arkansas will use a National Science Foundation grant to upgrade its campus connection to the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network.

Hendrix College Program to Meet Financial Need for Some Arkansas Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 04:10 pm

Hendrix College has announced a new program, Hendrix Arkansas Advantage, that it says will meet 100 percent of the financial need to attend the college, beginning with qualifying Arkansas high school seniors enrolling in fall 2015.

East-Harding's Van Tilbury on Getting Students To Climb the Ladder into Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Van Tilbury is chairman-elect of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and will focus his 2015 chairmanship on issues including workforce development, education, public safety and economic development.