Tagged: university of arkansas

$280K USDA Grant to Promote High-Paying, In-Demand Agriculture Careers

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2015 2:16 pm

The agriculture departments at Southern Arkansas University and the University of Arkansas are teaming up to take on the problem of declining numbers of agriculture students and more mouths to feed.

State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report Out Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 8:52 am

On Friday, Oct. 2, the Center for Business and Economic Research of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansa will release the fifth annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report.

An 'F' in Retirement: UA’s Repeat Chancellor Dan Ferritor Says This Time He Means It

by Marty Cook 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Dan Ferritor, the interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is not shy about his age or the effects of his years on his energy level.

Arkansas, Arkansas State Get Grants to Study Terrorism

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 7:44 am

The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have each been awarded U.S. Department of Justice grants for studies into homegrown terrorism.

UA Names New Title IX Coordinator

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 9:13 am

The University of Arkansas has named Nicole Ferguson the interim Title IX coordinator for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance.

University of Arkansas Space Researchers Get 3 NASA Grants

by Associated Press 9/23/2015 3:06 pm

Researchers at the University of Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences have received more than $1 million from NASA to study Venus, Mars and one of Saturn's moons.

UA Professor Researches Sports Concussions, New Treatment Methods

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2015 9:23 am

R.J. Elbin, director of the Office for Sport Concussion Research at the University of Arkansas, was named to a panel of leading concussion clinicians and researchers to write a report on best treatments for concussion.

UA Bans Unmanned Aircraft Use Without Approval

by Alexis Hosticka 8/31/2015 11:52 am

University of Arkansas has adopted a new policy that prohibits the use of “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” – drones – or remote controlled model aircraft on U of A property or within the university’s air rights, without prior written approval.

Apartments in Northwest Arkansas Still in High Demand

by Marty Cook 8/24/2015 12:00 am

A recent apartment market study reported that occupancy rates for northwest Arkansas were 98 percent or higher in each of the four major cities.

WRI Partners to Launch Uncommon Communities Program in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 10:32 am

Five counties in Arkansas will benefit from an economic development initiative led by the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, the UA Cooperative Extension Service and Sandy and Vaughn Gresham of Oxford, Mississippi.

UA Leads New Engineering Research Center

by Alexis Hosticka 8/10/2015 9:46 am

Researchers at the University of Arkansas will help lead a new $18.5 million engineering research center to design and develop vehicle electrical systems that are more powerful, efficient and heat-resistant.

University of Arkansas Hosting Football Dinner Aug. 28

by Associated Press 8/3/2015 10:27 am

The University of Arkansas will hold its seventh annual Razorback Football Kickoff Dinner for fans later this month in Springdale.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

Gearhart Leaves after 7 Years Leading University of Arkansas

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/2/2015 1:06 pm

G. David Gearhart wrapped up a seven-year tenure as chancellor of the University of Arkansas hopeful that a state with few college graduates will push more of its children into higher education.

Patented Protein from Fayetteville Firm Treats Bone and Hair Loss

by Mark Carter 7/30/2015 12:29 pm

Fayetteville startup BiologicsMD has been awarded a U.S. patent for the development of fusion proteins that help in the treatment of bone and hair loss.

2 Arkansas Universities Looking to Online Innovations

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/22/2015 6:50 am

Two new online learning initiatives from Arkansas Tech University and the University of Arkansas System are hoping to recruit Arkansans who began college careers but fell short of earning a degree.

UA Gets $1M Grant for Nursing Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2015 10:57 am

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville received a $1 million federal grant for a program to increase the number of advanced practice nurses.

WRI Event to Focus on Social Entrepreneurship

by Mark Carter 7/14/2015 10:14 am

The rise of social entrepreneurship — providing goods and services that provide a positive impact on society — will be the subject of the 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

Tusk Musk Sold Under UA License

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

A New York entrepreneur has distilled the scent of the University of Arkansas and is offering it in men’s and women’s versions for $39.50 per 1.7-ounce bottle.

Former FBI Specialist Cyrus Smith Takes Over Public Safety at University of the Ozarks (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Cyrus Smith has been named the University of the Ozarks’ new director of public safety, replacing Jeannette Willis, who retired this month. Smith’s duties began July 1. A 2006 graduate of the university, Smith had worked as an investigative specialist with the FBI in San Antonio, Texas, since 2010.