Tagged: university of arkansas

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.

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 9:03 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.

Ray Thornton Donates Work, Personal Papers to University of Arkansas

by Associated Press 11/13/2013 11:14 am

Former Congressman and Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Ray Thornton is donating his personal and professional papers to the University of Arkansas Libraries.

University of Arkansas to Build $25M Basketball Facility

by Associated Press 11/12/2013 1:43 pm

Arkansas has announced it will begin construction of a $25 million basketball practice facility next month. The groundbreaking ceremony for the 65,000-square-foot facility will be held on Dec. 7.

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

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 11/6/2013 7:21 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.

UA's Legislative Liaison Richard Hudson to Retire Next Year

by Associated Press 11/4/2013 10:52 am

Richard Hudson, the longtime legislative liaison for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, announced Monday that he'll retire July 31.

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 9:40 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.

University of Arkansas Project Could Make Tulsa Water Safer

by Associated Press 10/8/2013 11:26 am

Scientists at the University of Arkansas say they are developing an activated carbon that could lead to cleaner, safer drinking water in Tulsa.