Tagged: university of arkansas

Fowler Family Gives $2.5M for UA Training Facility

by Associated Press 7/15/2014 10:57 am

The Wallace and Jama Fowler family gives the University of Arkansas $2.5 million to help pay for a new baseball and track training center.

Curt Rom Named Interim Dean of UA Honors College

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2014 10:09 am

The University of Arkansas has named Curt Rom, a university professor of horticulture, as its interim dean of the Honors College. Bob McMath, the college's current dean, is set to retire at the end of the month.

Chuck Barrett Steps Down as Hogs Baseball Broadcaster, Becomes IMG Employee

by Lee Hogan 7/1/2014 10:23 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday that Chuck Barrett will no longer be the voice of the Razorbacks baseball broadcast, and will also become an employee of IMG College while continuing his other duties with the Razorback Sports Network.

UA Spends Millions On Adjacent Properties (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas had a busy few weeks buying up properties on the borders of its campus.

Author James Patterson Expands UA Scholarships

by Associated Press 6/25/2014 1:25 pm

The university announced Wednesday that Patterson has created an additional eight teacher-education scholarships at UA. Last year, the author established the James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship for eight incoming freshmen planning to major in elementary education.

UA Researcher Awarded Federal Grant for Biomaterial

by Associated Press 6/24/2014 3:09 pm

The $437,248 grant announced Tuesday to Jeffrey Wolchock and his team is to be used to help design and test a biomaterial that can regenerate damaged skeletal muscle.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Winding Down, Will Close in 2017

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After committing more than $1.8 billion to nonprofits since 1994, including hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations in Arkansas, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas is set to shut down at the end of 2017.

UA to Offer First Start-to-Finish Online Bachelor's Degree

by Lee Hogan 6/10/2014 9:41 am

Starting this fall, the University of Arkansas will offer its first start-to-finish online bachelor's degree program. The degree will be a bachelor's in business administration from the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Prosecutor: No Charges Over Conflicting Testimony by UA Officials

by Lee Hogan 6/3/2014 9:36 am

Contradictory testimony by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville's chancellor and former spokesman do not warrant prosecution, according to Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for the 6th Judicial District of Arkansas.

On Marriage (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 5/22/2014 10:28 am

Two weeks ago Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza declared Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, sparking a statewide debate about the future of marriage and its legal, political, religious and social implications.

Justin Morris Dies at 77

by Lee Hogan 5/19/2014 3:44 pm

Justin Roy Morris, a former University of Arkansas professor, executive vice president of Ozark Food Processors Association and a giant in the grape and wine industry, died Monday at the age of 77.

UA Board of Trustees to Consider Tuition, Fees Hike

by Lee Hogan 5/19/2014 11:12 am

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees will consider what it calls a "modest" increase to tuition and fees at a two-day board meeting this week.

Arkansas State Trustees Approve Tuition, Fees Hike for 2014-15

by Lee Hogan 5/16/2014 4:09 pm

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees approved a tuition and fees increase for its campuses in the 2014-15 academic year during its meeting Friday.

UA's Don Pederson to Retire June 30

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 8:31 am

Don Pederson, the University of Arkansas' vice chancellor for finance and administration, says he will retire effective June 30.

John Diamond Joins University of Wisconsin System

by Associated Press 5/12/2014 12:01 pm

A newly hired top-level communications director for the University of Wisconsin System was fired last year as University of Arkansas spokesman following a disagreement with that school's president over an open records request filed by a newspaper.

UA Names Randy Massanelli to Head Governmental Relations

by Mark Carter 5/5/2014 4:16 pm

Massanelli, the state director for U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, will assume his new duties on July 1. He will replace the retiring Richard Hudson, who has worked for the UA since 1994 and whose last day will be July 31.

Cross-College Entrepreneur Team Making Its Mark

by Marty Cook 5/5/2014 12:00 am

It all started when Carol Reeves held the Arkansas Commercialization Retreat atop Petit Jean Mountain at the UA’s Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.

UA Aims To Start eVersity By 2015

by Luke Jones 4/28/2014 12:00 am

In March, the University of Arkansas board of directors approved UA System President Donald Bobbitt’s proposal to create the UA System eVersity, an online-only branch of the state system.

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 3:39 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.