Tagged: university of arkansas

University of Arkansas Raises $131.6M in FY 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 10:02 am

The University of Arkansas announced on Thursday that it has finished the 2016 fiscal year with $131.6 million in private gift support, surpassing its $115 million goal and making this year the third best in its fundraising history.

UA Community Colleges Get $900K for Geospatial Technology Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 10:20 am

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas gets a three-year grant for $898,073 from the National Science Foundation.

NanoMech Announces New Adviser, Investor John White

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 10:22 am

NanoMech of Springdale announced on Monday that John White, who holds a Ph.D., has been appointed to its board of advisers and is now a significant investor in the company.

UA Professor Awarded $440K Grant to Study Gene

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/4/2016 2:02 pm

The University of Arkansas announced this week that assistant professor and neurobiologist Timothy A. Evans has been awarded a three-year $440,613 grant to study how a gene develops specific nerve connections throughout the body.

Mark Power Takes Over for Chris Wyrick as UA Advancement Chief

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/2/2016 11:27 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday that Chris Wyrick, vice chancellor for University Advancement, had stepped down and will be replaced by Mark Power, effective immediately.

UA to Host Annual Turfgrass Field Day

by Alexis Hosticka 7/29/2016 2:52 pm

The University of Arkansas' annual Turfgass Field Day begins Wednesday at the Agricultural Research Center in Fayetteville, providing networking and insight for those in the lawn and landscaping, golf course, and sports industries.

UA Journalism Gets $1M

by Marty Cook 7/14/2016 12:52 pm

The University of Arkansas announced Thursday a $1 million donation from alumna Sue Walk Burnett for the Department of Journalism.

College Endowments in Arkansas Increase in Importance

by Jan Cottingham 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Endowments have always been important to private colleges and universities, but public higher education, which has experienced flat state funding or even declines in recent years, is joining private schools in its appreciation for the financial gifts that comprise endowments.

UA System Board Approves $160M Stadium Expansion 8-2

by Lance Turner 6/16/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday voted 8-2 to press ahead with a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Update: John Tyson, 4 Others Urge UA Board to Slow Down Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 6/15/2016 9:30 am

Tyson Foods Inc. Chairman John Tyson is among five former University of Arkansas System board members questioning a $160 million proposal to expand Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Uber Job Helped Veteran Jason Shelby Heal

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Jason Shelby, who has moved from Fayetteville to Bentonville, now has his master’s degree and has fielded offers to become an athletic trainer, but with earnings of up to $1,200 in a good week, he says he’s sticking with Uber.

New Walton College Dean Matt Waller Confronts E-Commerce Revolution

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Matt Waller is the new dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, after having served as interim dean since June 1.

Walton College of Business Scholarship Reaches Out to ‘Underrepresented’

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Among the items on his to-do list as dean, Matt Waller said, is ensuring the success of the Fleischer Scholars Program, a scholarship program that seeks to draw students from “underrepresented” parts of Arkansas to the Walton College of Business.

Bill Clinton to Speak to Clinton School Graduates May 15

by Sarah Campbell 5/9/2016 11:06 am

Former President and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton will deliver a commencement address to 41 students graduating from the Clinton School of Public Service with master's degrees in public service.

Blackwell Architects Wins 2016 National Design Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2016 11:02 am

Marlon Blackwell Architects of Fayetteville has received a 2016 National Design Award from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Rich Mountain Community College Trustees Vote To Join UA System

by Sarah Campbell 4/28/2016 11:16 am

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees could give final approval May 25-26 to a merger with Rich Mountain Community College in Mena (Polk County).

UA Narrows Candidates for UALR Chancellor to 3

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2016 9:32 am

University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt said Thursday that he and a committee have narrowed their search for a new chancellor in Little Rock to three.

UA Appoints Michael Miller Dean of Education, Health Professions

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2016 10:56 am

Michael T. Miller has been named dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for a two-year term, beginning July 1.

UA Names Matthew Waller Dean of Walton Business College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2016 11:40 am

The University of Arkansas said Tuesday that Matthew Waller will become dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business on May 1. Waller, 51, has been interim dean since April.

Wal-Mart Reveals $1.9M Paid to UA in FY 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its proxy statement last week that it paid about $1.9 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer’s fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.