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2 Arkansas Universities Looking to Online Innovations

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/22/2015 6:50 am

Two new online learning initiatives from Arkansas Tech University and the University of Arkansas System are hoping to recruit Arkansans who began college careers but fell short of earning a degree.

UA Gets $1M Grant for Nursing Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2015 10:57 am

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville received a $1 million federal grant for a program to increase the number of advanced practice nurses.

WRI Event to Focus on Social Entrepreneurship

by Mark Carter 7/14/2015 10:14 am

The rise of social entrepreneurship — providing goods and services that provide a positive impact on society — will be the subject of the 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

Tusk Musk Sold Under UA License

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

A New York entrepreneur has distilled the scent of the University of Arkansas and is offering it in men’s and women’s versions for $39.50 per 1.7-ounce bottle.

Former FBI Specialist Cyrus Smith Takes Over Public Safety at University of the Ozarks (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Cyrus Smith has been named the University of the Ozarks’ new director of public safety, replacing Jeannette Willis, who retired this month. Smith’s duties began July 1. A 2006 graduate of the university, Smith had worked as an investigative specialist with the FBI in San Antonio, Texas, since 2010.

UA Startup Founder Ellen Brune Up for Global Women's Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:52 am

Brune, 28, founded Innovate Arkansas client firm Boston Mountain Biotech to produce pharmaceutical proteins using a method she helped develop at the UA. She is one of 18 women in the world selected as finalists for the awards.

UA Plans To Revamp Passenger Plane Donated by Tyson

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The nine-passenger turboprop plane that Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated to the University of Arkansas is getting a makeover.

UA Names Colleen Briney to Business Affairs Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/18/2015 2:27 pm

Colleen Briney has been named the new associate vice chancellor for business affairs at the University of Arkansas, the university announced Thursday.

UA Makes List of Top 100 US Patent Producers

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 3:29 pm

The University of Arkansas System made the list of 100 top U.S. utility patent-producing universities in the world, released by the National Academy of Inventors.

UA Maritime Transportation Center Receives $923,700 Federal Grant

by Mark Carter 6/16/2015 9:27 am

The center, known as MarTREC, is a consortium of researchers focused on maritime and multimodal transportation research. It has received $3.7 million since 2013.

Chris McCoy Named CIO by UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2015 9:12 am

Chris McCoy of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota has been named associate vice chancellor of information technology services and chief information officer at the University of Arkansas.

UA Team Wins Tri-State Governor's Cup Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2015 10:16 am

Kordate Solutions from the University of Arkansas won the graduate division of the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Governor's Cup business-plan competition in Las Vegas.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2015 11:01 am

The selection committee for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 2016 class of inductees.

Picasolar Dedicates New HQ at UA Tech Park

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2015 3:16 pm

The 2,300-SF space in the Enterprise Center at the UA tech park will enable Picasolar, an Innovate Arkansas client firm, to reduce the time it takes to produce its patent-pending product.

Filmmaker's Papers Headed to University of Arkansas

by Associated Press 5/18/2015 6:55 am

Just like theories of the Phantom Killer and the Fouke Monster persist and thrive in the imagination after so many years, the Charles B. Pierce legacy lives on, alive and well, even beyond the big screen.

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

by Gwen Moritz 5/11/2015 12:00 am

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state’s unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak.

Doug McMillon to Speak at Walton College Conference on Retail

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2015 9:33 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon will be among the speakers at the 15th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing conference on June 11 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale.

Supercomputer Transferred to University of Arkansas

by Associated Press 5/4/2015 9:33 am

A new supercomputer is set to more than double the computational capacity of a University of Arkansas computing center. The university announced Monday that the National Science Foundation and the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have gifted the machine.

Donald Judges Named Interim Associate Vice Provost for Distance Education at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2015 2:29 pm

Donald P. Judges has been named the interim associate vice provost for distance education at the University of Arkansas, taking on the role of second-in-command at the Global Campus beginning May 1, the university announced.

Wal-Mart Shares $1.5M UA Connection in Proxy

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its latest proxy statement that it paid about $1.5 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer’s fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.

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