Tagged: university of arkansas

Dave Cook to Lead Arkansas Leadership Academy

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2014 10:29 am

David Cook, a former state legislator, has been named the new director of the Arkansas Leadership Academy, part of the University of Arkansas' College of Education and Health Professions.

Guz Malzahn, The AP Coach of the Year

by Lance Turner 12/23/2013 02:03 pm

Guz Malzahn -- former Springdale High School coach, former University of Arkansas offensive coordinator, former head coach at Arkansas State University, and now head coach at Auburn University -- is your Associated Press Coach of the Year

The Benefit Of the Doubt (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Giving people the benefit of the doubt is a good habit, one that I need to practice more since it doesn't come naturally, and one that I have needed other people to extend to me on more than one occasion.

NanoMech Unveils Its 'Oscar of Innovation'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/20/2013 10:04 am

Considered the "Oscars of Innovation," the R&D 100 awards recognize the year's top tech innovations. The R&D 100 plaque unveiled Thursday at the UA's Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering signifies NanoMech's inclusion in R&D Magazine's 2013 list.

KUAF Runs First Winter Fundraiser

by Luke Jones 12/16/2013 12:00 am

KUAF-FM, 91.3, NPR's affiliate station in Fayetteville, ran its first winter on-air fundraiser last week. The plan became more important when the Corporation for Public Broadcasting cut its funding to KUAF by $66,000.

Prosecutor: No Criminal Activity, But Breakdown of Controls in UA's Advancement Division

by Lance Turner 12/12/2013 04:38 pm

An investigation by a northwest Arkansas prosecutor finds no evidence of criminal activity in the University of Arkansas Advancement of Division, but cited "a breakdown of internal controls" in the division.

Arvest Plans Consumer Sentiment Survey for Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2013 10:05 am

Arvest Bank says it has commissioned a consumer sentiment survey to measure and report the economic expectations and outlook of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma consumers.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $2.1M to UA Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2013 10:55 am

The Walton Family Foundation announces a $2.1 million grant to the University of Arkansas to fund several programs within the College Access Initiative and the Center For Multicultural and Diversity Education, or CMDE.

$3M Gift Benefits Chemical Engineering at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/2/2013 09:03 am

A $3 million donation from Marie and Kevin Brown has created an endowed department head chair within the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas.

Is It 'If' Or 'When' Hogs Leave Little Rock? (AP Analysis)

by Kelly Kissel, The Associated Press 12/1/2013 11:12 am

The University of Arkansas' decision to further reduce the number of football games it plays at Little Rock should come as no surprise. The question now is whether, or when, central Arkansas will lose the games altogether.

After Texas Interest, UA Athletic Director Jeff Long Gets A Raise

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 11/6/2013 07:21 am

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has parlayed interest from Texas into his second raise in 13 months. Long agreed to a new contract with the Razorbacks that will raise his annual salary to $1.1 million by next summer. It also includes a one-time $100,000 bonus and raises his buyout.

Ashlie Hilbun Named Director at UA's Fulbright College

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2013 12:00 am

Ashlie Hilbun has been named director of development and external relations for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

UA Names 2 Directors of Employee Relations

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/25/2013 09:40 am

The University of Arkansas has hired two new directors of employer relations – Donna Graham and Erica Estes – to increase the number of employers who provide job opportunities for UA students and recent alumni.

UA Transportation Researchers Get $1.4M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2013 11:18 am

The University of Arkansas says transportation researchers there will receive a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to create the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center.

UA Report: Northwest Arkansas Economy Outgrows Peer Regions

by Mark Carter 9/25/2013 10:37 am

The northwest Arkansas economy outgrew similar regions in 2011 and 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the University of Arkansas.

John Diamond Says G. David Gearhart Ordered Destruction of Documents

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/13/2013 12:03 pm

The outgoing chief spokesman of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is accusing school officials of intentionally destroying financial records about a fundraising unit that was cited by legislative auditors for poor management.

Update: Audit Shows Poor Management, No Fraud in UA Advancement

by Gwen Moritz 9/10/2013 04:40 pm

The former head of the University of Arkansas' Advancement Division failed at budget oversight, increasing the division's expenses from less than $8 million a year to more than $13 million despite steady revenue, according to an audit released Tuesday.

UA Ethics Center to Host Veteran Journalist Gene Foreman

by Luke Jones 9/9/2013 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville recently announced it would host Gene Foreman, professor of journalism and a 41-year veteran of the industry.

Condoleezza Rice to Speak at UA in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2013 08:41 am

Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state under President George W. Bush, will be the spring speaker in the the University of Arkansas' Distinguished Lecture Series.

Jeff Long Says Discussions About Games at War Memorial Not in Plans

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 9/5/2013 07:16 am

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long isn't quite ready to talk about the long-term future of football games in central Arkansas, and he's not quite sure when that discussion will take place.