Education Archive

Renee Joiner To Lead Stroke Awareness at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Renee Joiner has been named by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as director of the Arkansas Stroke Awareness & Virtual Emergency Support program.

$15.1M Brown Hall at Arkansas Tech Opens Saturday

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2016 08:00 am

Arkansas Tech University will host a dedication ceremony for the $15.1 million Dr. Robert Charles Brown and Jill Lestage Brown Hall on at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.

Williamsons Give $1.5M to UA Engineering College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2016 08:00 am

The University of Arkansas College of Engineering on Wednesday announced a $1.5 million donation from the estate of the late Herman and Barbara Williamson of Shreveport, La.

Wal-Mart Legal Department Gives UA Program $50K

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 04:13 pm

The legal department at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville has committed $50,000 per year for the next three years to support the University of Arkansas School of Law's existing diversity program.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 01:52 pm

Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced appointments to state boards, commissions, committees, councils and the state Supreme Court.

Museum of Discovery, Wal-Mart Partner to Promote Mentors for Women in STEM

by Alexis Hosticka 4/13/2016 10:05 am

The Museum of Discovery and the Arkansas STEM Coalition are partnering with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville to introduce "Million Women Mentors" in central Arkansas.

Justice, Congressman, University President Ray Thornton Dies at 87

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 08:55 am

Raymond "Ray" Hoyt Thornton Jr., a former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice and U.S. representative, died Wednesday morning, according to his sister. He was 87.

Susan Harriman Named Executive Director of ForwARd Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/12/2016 01:43 pm

Susan Harriman has been named executive director of ForwARd Arkansas, a group that aims to improve public education in Arkansas.

Aid for Athletes Puts Red Wolves in London

by George Jared 4/11/2016 12:00 am

When Terry Mohajir became Arkansas State University's athletic director a few years ago, he decided to institute a program to help all A-State student-athletes find jobs upon graduation. The Red Wolves Leadership Academy was born.

UAMS Fears More Red Ink, Eyes $34M Shortfall in Fiscal 2017

by Mark Friedman 4/11/2016 12:00 am

As bad as the financial picture at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is now, it could be a lot worse if the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion plan isn't continued by the state Legislature.

McMillon Studio Showcases Retail Innovation

by Marty Cook 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Researcher Susan Sedberry is overseeing the final touches to the Retail Innovation & Technology Lab, to be called the McMillon Innovation Studio, at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville that she calls “an interactive Amazeum for adults.”

Higher Ed Is Broken (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Much like housing in 2008, higher education in the United States is facing its own bubble, which, when it bursts, may be nearly as painful as the housing crisis and could last far longer.

Philander Smith President Roderick Smothers: Barriers Breached, But Black Students Still Face Burdens

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Roderick Smothers was named the 14th president of Philander Smith College on Oct. 1, 2014, and began his tenure in January 2015.

Southwest Power Pool's Nick Brown Recognized by Honor Society (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Nick Brown, president and CEO of Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock, has received the 2016 Business Achievement Award from Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society.

OBU Names Ben Sells Its 16th President

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2016 01:17 pm

Ouachita Baptist University trustees on Thursday unanimously elected Ben R. Sells as the its 16th president.

UAMS Researchers Receive $1.6M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2016 09:42 am

The Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute and the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center will use a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study infancy and childhood obesity.

SBIR Road Tour Allows Entrepreneurs to Compete for $2.5B in Funding

by Alexis Hosticka 4/6/2016 04:16 pm

The state's science and technology entrepreneurs have an opportunity to meet with leaders of the $2.5 ­billion Small Business Innovation Research federal funding program when the SBIR Road Tour visits Arkansas on April 19.

Hutchinson Commits $100K to Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 03:50 pm

At the "Evening with Rosanne Cash" fundraiser at the Governor's Mansion on March 3, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a commitment of $100,000 for the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home project.

Cogburn Estate Donates $369K to Arkansas Tech

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 01:19 pm

The late Cecil O. Cogburn has made a $369,000 donation through his estate to the Arkansas Tech University Foundation in support of the nuclear engineering program at Arkansas Tech.

Higher Education: No Longer an Exclusive Club (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 4/4/2016 09:01 am

Demographic changes at today's colleges and universities present unique challenges that programs like the Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative are striving to overcome.