Tagged: university 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.

Connors Pledge $1.5M to UA Fulbright College Fellowship

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2014 9:57 am

Robert and Sandra Connor of Little Rock and Dallas have pledged $1.5 million to enhance the Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship at the University of Arkansas.

Peter MacKeith Named Dean of UA's Fay Jones School of Architecture

by Lee Hogan 4/8/2014 11:01 am

Peter MacKeith has been named the dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. MacKeith is an architecture professor at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

UA Energy Efficiency Project Yields Better Than Expected Results

by Lee Hogan 4/7/2014 11:28 am

Early results of a University of Arkansas project, Razors EDGE, aimed at improving energy use on the Fayetteville campus has been better than expected. In 2012-13, energy costs saved 24 percent more than expected, or $715,000.

UA Receives $7.8M for College of Engineering

by Mark Carter 3/31/2014 9:32 am

The University of Arkansas announces an estate gift valued at more than $7.8 million to its College of Engineering from alumnus Robert H. Biggadike.

An Open Letter to Rick Bagley, News Director, KFSM Channel 5, Fayetteville

by Gwen Moritz 3/25/2014 1:24 pm

Arkansas Business Editor Gwen Moritz objects to conflict of interest, unfair comparison in KFSM's story about the choice to lead the University of Arkansas Center for Ethics in Journalism.

UA Trustees Establish Online University

by Lee Hogan 3/20/2014 3:42 pm

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approved Thursday the creation of an online university meant to target adult students.

Online Education on the Table for UA Board of Trustees

by Lee Hogan 3/19/2014 10:46 am

The University of Arkansas' Board of Trustees are set to consider a new online education initiative that would target adults at its Thursday meeting.

Mike Beebe Appoints Morril Harriman to UA Board of Trustees

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 11:09 am

Gov. Mike Beebe names Morril Harriman of Little Rock to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

UA Names Brandy Cox As Arkansas Alumni Association Director

by Associated Press 3/14/2014 11:13 am

The University of Arkansas has named a new executive director for its Arkansas Alumni Association. Brandy Cox will take over as associate vice chancellor for alumni and executive director of the alumni association beginning April 21.