Education Archive

Walmart Foundation Gives $750K to Northwest Arkansas Residency Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2016 11:30 am

The Walmart Foundation has given $750,000 to support the Northwest Arkansas Community Internal Medicine Residency Program.

18 Cities See Increased ATBI Ratings in Latest Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 11:20 am

Eighteen of the 20 cities on the Arkansas Tech Business Index saw their rating increase following the compilation of data for May 2016. Just one month earlier, 15 of the 20 cities on the index experienced a rating decrease.

NanoMech Announces New Adviser, Investor John White

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 10:22 am

NanoMech of Springdale announced on Monday that John White, who holds a Ph.D., has been appointed to its board of advisers and is now a significant investor in the company.

Ascendant Raises Money for Breast Cancer Tests Nurtured by UAMS Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

A Springdale company is raising $5 million to move forward with its plans to sell breast cancer screening tests.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

UCA Hires Joycelin Randle To Handle Development (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Joycelin Randle has joined the Division of Advancement at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway as executive director of development.

Arkansas Hospice Adds Physician Robin Devan (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Robin Devan of Little Rock has joined Arkansas Hospice as a physician for the central Arkansas area.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2016 02:37 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced appointments to boards, commissions and other groups.

UA Professor Awarded $440K Grant to Study Gene

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2016 02:02 pm

The University of Arkansas announced this week that assistant professor and neurobiologist Timothy A. Evans has been awarded a three-year $440,613 grant to study how a gene develops specific nerve connections throughout the body.

Update: Report Says Former ASU Chancellor Might Have Violated Law

by Lance Turner 8/4/2016 11:44 am

The second part of an audit examining former Arkansas State University Chancellor Tim Hudson includes notice of possible violations of state law concerning his efforts to get financial assistance for a family member.

UALR Awarded $276K for Cybersecurity Education

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 10:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Wednesday announced that a team of its researchers has been awarded a $276,424 National Science Foundation grant.

Arkansas State University Chancellor Tim Hudson Resigns

by Lance Turner and Jan Cottingham 8/3/2016 10:23 am

Arkansas State University Chancellor Tim Hudson has resigned, and ASU System President Charles Welch has named Lynita Cooksey, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and research, as acting chancellor.

Mark Power Takes Over for Chris Wyrick as UA Advancement Chief

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/2/2016 11:27 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday that Chris Wyrick, vice chancellor for University Advancement, had stepped down and will be replaced by Mark Power, effective immediately.

ATRS to Get Part of $300M Class-Action Settlement

by Mark Friedman 8/1/2016 10:47 am

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System will receive a percentage of a $300 million class-action settlement it reached last week with its custodial bank in connection with overcharging fees.

Philanthropy in the US: Charitable Giving Sets Record in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Charitable giving in the United States set a record last year: $373.25 billion. That's according to the report “Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2015,” released in June.

Razorback Foundation in Hands of Veteran Fan Scott Varady

by Marty Cook 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Scott Varady was happy as a lawyer for the University of Arkansas until a chance conversation with Sean Rochelle got him thinking.

Koontz Electric Celebrates Graduates

by Cimber Winfrey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Koontz Electric Co. of Morrilton recently celebrated a graduating class of 12 apprentice electricians from the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation electrical apprenticeship program.

Former Wal-Mart CFO Charles Holley Takes Appointment at Deloitte (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Charles Holley, retired chief financial officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has been appointed as an independent senior adviser for the U.S. CFO Program at Deloitte LLP. Holley will serve as an independent adviser to staff, clients and senior leadership at the company.

Dr. Gregory Kearns Accepts Third Term on World Health Organization Panel (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Gregory Kearns, president of the Arkansas Children's Research Institute, senior vice president/chief research officer for Arkansas Children's Hospital and professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was recently reappointed to the World Health Organization's Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.