Tagged: university of arkansas

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.

NWA Job Market Calling for Soft Skills

by Marty Cook 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Mike Harvey, the COO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, says job growth in the area is impressive but work has to be done to help today’s students prepare for tomorrow’s jobs. It’s a sentiment echoed by other experts in the economic field.

Ross Baldwin Named Finance Director for Arkansas Alumni Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2015 9:00 am

Baldwin is a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, certified internal auditor and chartered global management accountant. He previously spent seven years as an auditor with the Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit.

Seventh Annual ESL Symposium Scheduled Feb. 20

by Associated Press 2/5/2015 7:12 am

The University of Arkansas is bringing a highly respected authority on English language learner instruction to lead its seventh annual ESL Symposium.

Optometric Association Backs UCA's Optometry School Plans

by Mark Carter 1/29/2015 3:51 pm

The University of Central Arkansas said Thursday it will study whether to open a school of optometry on the campus.

Tyson Foods Foundation, Family Donate $500K to UA's eVersity

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2015 10:47 am

The Tyson Foods Foundation Inc. and the Tyson family have donated $500,000 to the University of Arkansas System's online university, eVersity.

Jerry Jones Gives $10.65M to University of Arkansas Athletic Department

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2015 10:22 am

The Jones' gift is a combination of cash to be paid over a five-year period and land donated to the Razorback Foundation. The donation will address several projects of the university's athletics department, including a 55,000-SF student-athlete center.