Tagged: university of arkansas

University of Arkansas Cancels Fayetteville Hotel Plans

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

A hotel and conference center planned by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is no longer on the to-do list.

‘He Was a Gentleman’ (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Ray Thornton, who died last week at the age of 87, recalled an earlier era in Arkansas politics, when compromise wasn’t considered treason, when people could be political foes but personal friends or, at least, friendly.

Williamsons Give $1.5M to UA Engineering College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2016 8:00 am

The University of Arkansas College of Engineering on Wednesday announced a $1.5 million donation from the estate of the late Herman and Barbara Williamson of Shreveport, La.

McMillon Studio Showcases Retail Innovation

by Marty Cook 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Researcher Susan Sedberry is overseeing the final touches to the Retail Innovation & Technology Lab, to be called the McMillon Innovation Studio, at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville that she calls “an interactive Amazeum for adults.”

Assistance Programs Seen as 'Lot of Bang' for Companies' Buck

by Marty Cook 4/4/2016 12:00 am

The legal profession is especially vulnerable, but there are employees with mental health and substance abuse problems in every walk of life.

University of Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

by Arvest Bank 3/31/2016 12:00 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business hosted the Business Hall of Fame Dinner at the Statehouse Convention Center. The event featured dinner and a program that honored William T. Dillard II, George K. Mitchell, Winthrop Rockefeller and Patricia P. Upton.

Arkansas Biosciences Institute Celebrates More Than $500M in Grants

by Associated Press 3/30/2016 6:51 am

A research program created through Arkansas' settlement with tobacco companies is marking its receipt of more than half a billion dollars in grants since it was created more than a decade ago.

Donald Bobbitt Talks to Pulaski Tech About Joining UA System

by Alexis Hosticka 3/28/2016 11:32 am

The Pulaski Technical College board of trustees and University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt met Monday in a special meeting to discuss the possibility of the college joining the UA System.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An economic development resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An education resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

UA Courts Pulaski Tech, Rich Mountain Community College

by Gwen Moritz 3/11/2016 2:32 pm

The University of Arkansas is in merger talks with both Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock and Rich Mountain Community College in Mena.

UA Names Timothy O'Donnell New Finance Chief

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/8/2016 10:25 am

The University of Arkansas has named Timothy J. O'Donnell its new vice chancellor for finance and administration.

Drones: Farmers’ Eyes Take To Arkansas Skies

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture in Arkansas, but the nature of that revolution remains unclear, farmers and those who work with them say.

Arkansas Colleges Live With Legacy of 1942 Vote

by Gwen Moritz 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Placed on the statewide ballot by petition and adopted on Nov. 3, 1942, Amendment 33 insulated institutes of higher education and “all charitable, penal or correctional institutions” from the whims and provincialism of politicians.

Fayetteville's WattGlass Receives $746K to Develop Nano-Coating Technology

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 11:14 am

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $746,366 grant to Fayetteville's WattGlass to further develop a University of Arkansas patent-pending coating technology that makes glass anti-reflective, self-cleaning and highly transparent.

Tesseract Center, Arkansas Universities Embrace Game Design

by Marty Cook 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas universities are embracing the curriculum of digital game design, an industry that pays its software developers a median income of more than $90,000.

New UA Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz Wants to Invest in Students

by Marty Cook 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Joseph Steinmetz knows what he wants to do but hasn’t figured out how he will do it. Steinmetz, 61, was named chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in October and moved into his new office in January. What Steinmetz wants to learn is where the money is and what it’s spent on.

Customer Service at the University of Arkansas (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

This week Arkansas Business introduces readers to Joseph Steinmetz, the new chancellor of the University of Arkansas. He took over just last month, so our reporter only hoped to get an idea of where his head is on some issues that are dogging higher education: mainly costs, costs and costs.

UA Board Votes to Continue Plans for $160M Razorback Stadium Expansion

by Alexis Hosticka 1/27/2016 5:13 pm

The University of Arkansas board of trustees on Wednesday voted to move forward with the estimated $160 million expansion and renovation of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Razorbacks Seek Approval for $160M North End Zone Redesign, Expansion

by Mark Carter 1/26/2016 9:48 am

The University of Arkansas athletic department will seek approval from the university's board of trustees to redesign an end zone of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.