Education Archive

UA's Transportation Center Awarded $1.4M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2017 09:25 am

The University of Arkansas says its researchers and collaborators at five other institutions have been awarded a $1.4 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to continue designing supply-chain networks to optimize resources and minimize congestion on navigable waterways.

UA to Break Ground Monday on Pat Walker Center Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 09:24 am

The University of Arkansas plans to expand the Pat Walker Health Center that opened in 2004 and will break ground on the project Monday.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

In the Workplace 2017: How Arkansas Employers Can Deal with Medical Marijuana

by Stuart Jackson 12/26/2016 07:00 am

Now that Arkansas has a medical marijuana law on the books, employers must prepare to address this issue. Here's how.

UA Professor Incoming President of National Soil Society

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2016 04:23 pm

The University of Arkansas announced Thursday that Professor Andrew Sharpley will begin his term as president of the Soil Society of America on Jan. 1.

UAPB Signs $19.3M Contract for Energy-Saving Improvements

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2016 01:35 pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff announced Thursday that it has signed a $19.3 million contract with Performance Services of Indianapolis, Indiana, through the Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting Program.

UALR Names Interim Provost, Vice Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 03:39 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced Monday that Deborah Baldwin, associate provost of collections and archives and director of the Center for Arkansas History & Culture, will be its interim provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Spring 2017 semester.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

Physician, Dean Leave Fort Smith Osteopathic School

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Kenneth A. Heiles, once described as “the key hire” for the proposed osteopathic school in Fort Smith, quietly left in October as the college prepares for its fall 2017 opening.

Missouri Meltdown Costs Hogs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The second-half meltdown of the Arkansas Razorbacks at Columbia, Missouri, on Nov. 25 cost the football program scarred pride.

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.

Sun Paper, McFadden Stories Grab Online Attention in 2016

by Lance Turner 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Stories about major new economic development projects and new jobs are reliable online traffic drivers, but stories about prominent Arkansas figures or how other people's money is spent drove clicks at ArkansasBusiness.com.

Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Four Nursing Homes Add Up to $29M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Affiliates of Kotel Management of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, bought four Little Rock-area nursing home properties from affiliates of AdCare Property Holdings LLC of Atlanta.

Pulaski Tech Foundation Appoints New Board Chairman (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Dan Oberste has been appointed chairman of the board of the Pulaski Technical College Foundation, and Oscar David Washington Jr. is the board's newest member.

ATU Hires Barnes & Noble College to Manage Bookstores

by Sarah Campbell 12/15/2016 03:32 pm

Arkansas Tech University enters an agreement with Barnes & Noble College to manage on-campus bookstores in Russellville and Ozark.