Tagged: university of arkansas

Todd Shields Named UA Fulbright College Dean

by Lee Hogan 3/10/2014 9:05 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday the next dean for its J. William Fulbright College of Arts, the university’s largest academic unit, will be Todd Shields. The move is effective March 24.

UA Alumnus, Wife Donate $100K to College of Engineering

by Lee Hogan 3/5/2014 9:29 pm

A University of Arkansas alumnus and his wife have donated $100,000 to the College of Engineering’s Dean’s Advisory Council.

UA Endowed Scholarship Established for Tribal Students

by Lee Hogan 3/3/2014 9:21 am

A professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Arkansas is contributing $25,000 to create an endowed scholarship for tribal students in the memory of his late wife.

32 Apply for UA Lobbyist Position, Including Mark Darr

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/26/2014 8:19 am

More than 30 people have applied for a position as a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas, a job designed to influence policy to benefit the school's flagship campus in Fayetteville.

Former Heifer President Luck to Speak at Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series in April

by Lee Hogan 2/24/2014 9:21 am

Jo Luck, the retired president and CEO of Heifer International, is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the third annual Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series in April.

Faulkner, McLarty, Reed and Simmons Headed for UA Business Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2014 9:35 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas on Monday announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

UA Reserves to Fund Advancement, Help Wipe Out $3.2M Deficit

by Lance Turner 1/30/2014 3:02 pm

The University of Arkansas says it will use existing reserves to "fully fund" annual operating expenses at its Division of University Advancement, and that a combination of reserves and private fund will eliminate a lingering $3.2 million deficit.

New Nanotech at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2014 12:00 am

University of Arkansas physicists in Fayetteville have engineered new properties within an ultra-thin material, opening the door to the creation of new types of nanomaterial for use in electronics and other devices.

UA Trustees Express Support for Gearhart Amid $4M Budget Flap

by Associated Press 1/24/2014 5:21 pm

University of Arkansas trustees expressed support for Chancellor G. David Gearhart amid a fiscal crisis and allegations that he ordered employees to destroy documents subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act.

UA Trustees Accept Audit Detailing $4.2M Deficit

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 1/23/2014 3:57 pm

University of Arkansas trustees have accepted an audit report that detailed a $4.2 million deficit run up by the advancement division at the Fayetteville campus.

Report: 1,444 Students Have Received El Dorado Promise Money

by Lance Turner 1/22/2014 12:01 pm

The El Dorado Promise, which today marks its seventh anniversary, has issued its 2014 annual report. The brief report says that there have been 1,444 Promise scholarship recipients to date.

Video: Talking Mark Darr, the UA, the Economy and More on 'Arkansas Week'

by Lance Turner 1/11/2014 8:22 am

On this week's "Arkansas Week," Michael Hibblen, Hoyt Purvis and I talk about the week in Mark Darr, which ended last night with his planned resignation on Feb. 1.

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 2:03 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

UA Engineering Dean John English, Wife Give $100K to Start Scholarships

by Associated Press 12/23/2013 9:55 am

A University of Arkansas dean and his wife have donated $100,000 to establish two scholarships at the school.

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.

Legislative Audit Ends Hearing Without Testimony from Brad Choate, Joy Sharp

by Associated Press 12/13/2013 2:57 pm

A legislative committee decides they've heard enough about how a $4.2 million deficit developed in the fundraising office of the University of Arkansas and declined to hear testimony from two school officials who were fired after the problems came to light.

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

by Lance Turner 12/12/2013 4:38 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.