Tagged: university of arkansas

Fayetteville Couple Create Endowed Engineering Scholarship

by Associated Press 3/25/2015 10:26 am

A Fayetteville couple is donating $100,000 to establish a scholarship in electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas.

Patricia Woertz of Archer Daniels Midland Named Speaker for Bumpers Lecture Series at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2015 7:10 am

Patricia Woertz of Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Chicago is the speaker for the fourth-annual Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, the school announced Thursday.

Arkansas House Supports Frank Broyles Publicity Bill

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 6:46 am

The Arkansas House has endorsed the creation of a publicity rights law backed by the family of Razorbacks legend Frank Broyles.

Melody Kouchehbagh Joins UA Bumpers College Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 10:03 am

Melody Kouchehbagh has joined the staff of the University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences as development and external relations coordinator, the school announced Friday.

UA Provost Sharon Gaber to Become University of Toledo President

by Lance Turner 3/12/2015 11:41 am

Sharon L. Gaber, the University of Arkansas' provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, has accepted a job as the next president of the University of Toledo, the UA said Thursday.

Amy Schlesing Joins University Relations Team at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2015 9:28 am

Amy Schlesing, former deputy communications director for Sen. Mark Pryor, and an award-winning reporter, has joined the University of Arkansas as director of science and research communications, the school announced Wednesday.

UA Walton College Dean Eli Jones to Join Texas A&M

by Marty Cook 3/10/2015 10:27 am

Eli Jones has been named the dean of Texas A&M’s Mays Business School and will start July 1.

UA Provost A Finalist for University of Toledo Presidency

by Associated Press 3/10/2015 7:27 am

One of the three finalists vying to become the next president at the University of Toledo has dropped out.

Lynda Coon to Lead UA Honors College

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2015 10:54 am

The University of Arkansas says Lynda Coon has been named dean of the Honors College, succeeding Bob McMath, who retired in August.

Nelsons Give $100K to UA Walton College of Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 12:17 pm

Steven Nelson and his wife, Deborah, of Little Rock have given $100,000 to support accounting faculty in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

UA to Host Alley Scholars Business Plan Challenge

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 9:31 am

Undergraduate teams of minority students will compete in the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Business Plan Challenge on Saturday at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

UA Engineer Receives $500k for Wireless Sensor Networks Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2015 10:40 am

University of Arkansas engineer Jing Yang has received a $500,000 federal grant to further develop sensing and transmission systems for energy-harvesting, wireless sensor networks, the university said Tuesday.

Walmart Foundation's Kathleen McLaughlin to Deliver 'Food for Thought' at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 9:47 am

Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and senior vice president for Walmart Global Sustainability, will provide a "Food for Thought" lecture at the University of Arkansas on March 3, the university announced Monday.

New Book Details Roles State, Arkansans Play in Hollywood

by Associated Press 2/20/2015 11:33 am

Two University of Arkansas professors have written a book chronicling the role the state has played in the movie business.

Professors on PBS TV Programs Boost UA Profile

by Marty Cook 2/16/2015 12:00 am

On Wednesday, the TV series “Nova” will premiere its one-hour documentary special “Petra: Lost City of Stone” on PBS. University of Arkansas geoscience professor Tom Paradise, who has worked on the site in southern Jordan for 25 years, played a large role — on screen and off — in the production.

UA to Induct 4 Into Business Hall of Fame Tonight

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2015 11:21 am

The Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will induct four into its Business Hall of Fame at a ceremony tonight at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Tyson Grant to Support Retention and Graduation of Underrepresented Students at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2015 9:13 am

Tyson Foods Inc. has awarded a $120,000 grant to the University of Arkansas to retain and ultimately graduate underrepresented juniors and seniors majoring in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business technology, food science and agricultural fields.

University of Arkansas Touts $1.2B Economic Impact in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 10:56 am

The University of Arkansas released a report Tuesday that says the university has an economic impact on "state and local economies" of $1.2 billion, up 66 percent from the previous year.

University of Arkansas Extends Bret Bielema's Contract Through 2020

by Associated Press 2/9/2015 9:54 am

Arkansas has announced the signing of Bret Bielema to a two-year contract extension and raise, keeping the coach at the school through the 2020 season.

Wine, Beer Sales Total $235K at Razorback Stadium

by Jan Cottingham 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Wine and beer sales at Razorback Stadium during this football season netted the Athletics Department at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville $26,126, according to figures provided by the department.