Tagged: university of arkansas

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, Wife Give $1M to UA Walton Business College

by Lance Turner 4/17/2014 10:59 am

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, and his wife, Shelley, are giving $1 million to the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business. The money will establish the McMillion Family Endowed Excellence Fund, which will help the UA create the proposed School of Global Retail Operations and Innovation.

University of Arkansas Teams Win 8 of 10 Governor's Cup Awards

by Mark Carter 4/9/2014 03:39 pm

Teams from the University of Arkansas won eight of the 10 awards presented Wednesday at the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business plan competition.

Connors Pledge $1.5M to UA Fulbright College Fellowship

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2014 09:57 am

Robert and Sandra Connor of Little Rock and Dallas have pledged $1.5 million to enhance the Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship at the University of Arkansas.

Peter MacKeith Named Dean of UA's Fay Jones School of Architecture

by Lee Hogan 4/8/2014 11:01 am

Peter MacKeith has been named the dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. MacKeith is an architecture professor at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

UA Energy Efficiency Project Yields Better Than Expected Results

by Lee Hogan 4/7/2014 11:28 am

Early results of a University of Arkansas project, Razors EDGE, aimed at improving energy use on the Fayetteville campus has been better than expected. In 2012-13, energy costs saved 24 percent more than expected, or $715,000.

UA Receives $7.8M for College of Engineering

by Mark Carter 3/31/2014 09:32 am

The University of Arkansas announces an estate gift valued at more than $7.8 million to its College of Engineering from alumnus Robert H. Biggadike.

An Open Letter to Rick Bagley, News Director, KFSM Channel 5, Fayetteville

by Gwen Moritz 3/25/2014 01:24 pm

Arkansas Business Editor Gwen Moritz objects to conflict of interest, unfair comparison in KFSM's story about the choice to lead the University of Arkansas Center for Ethics in Journalism.

UA Trustees Establish Online University

by Lee Hogan 3/20/2014 03:42 pm

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approved Thursday the creation of an online university meant to target adult students.

Online Education on the Table for UA Board of Trustees

by Lee Hogan 3/19/2014 10:46 am

The University of Arkansas' Board of Trustees are set to consider a new online education initiative that would target adults at its Thursday meeting.

Mike Beebe Appoints Morril Harriman to UA Board of Trustees

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 11:09 am

Gov. Mike Beebe names Morril Harriman of Little Rock to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

Todd Shields Named UA Fulbright College Dean

by Lee Hogan 3/10/2014 09:05 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday the next dean for its J. William Fulbright College of Arts, the university's largest academic unit, will be Todd Shields. The move is effective March 24.

UA Alumnus, Wife Donate $100K to College of Engineering

by Lee Hogan 3/5/2014 09:29 pm

A University of Arkansas alumnus and his wife have donated $100,000 to the College of Engineering's Dean's Advisory Council.

UA Endowed Scholarship Established for Tribal Students

by Lee Hogan 3/3/2014 09:21 am

A professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Arkansas is contributing $25,000 to create an endowed scholarship for tribal students in the memory of his late wife.

32 Apply for UA Lobbyist Position, Including Mark Darr

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/26/2014 08:19 am

More than 30 people have applied for a position as a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas, a job designed to influence policy to benefit the school's flagship campus in Fayetteville.

Former Heifer President Luck to Speak at Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series in April

by Lee Hogan 2/24/2014 09:21 am

Jo Luck, the retired president and CEO of Heifer International, is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the third annual Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series in April.

Faulkner, McLarty, Reed and Simmons Headed for UA Business Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2014 09:35 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas on Monday announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

UA Reserves to Fund Advancement, Help Wipe Out $3.2M Deficit

by Lance Turner 1/30/2014 03:02 pm

The University of Arkansas says it will use existing reserves to "fully fund" annual operating expenses at its Division of University Advancement, and that a combination of reserves and private fund will eliminate a lingering $3.2 million deficit.

New Nanotech at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2014 12:00 am

University of Arkansas physicists in Fayetteville have engineered new properties within an ultra-thin material, opening the door to the creation of new types of nanomaterial for use in electronics and other devices.

UA Trustees Accept Audit Detailing $4.2M Deficit

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 1/23/2014 03:57 pm

University of Arkansas trustees have accepted an audit report that detailed a $4.2 million deficit run up by the advancement division at the Fayetteville campus.

Report: 1,444 Students Have Received El Dorado Promise Money

by Lance Turner 1/22/2014 12:01 pm

The El Dorado Promise, which today marks its seventh anniversary, has issued its 2014 annual report. The brief report says that there have been 1,444 Promise scholarship recipients to date.