Tagged: university of arkansas

Frank, Judy Fletcher Give UA $600K for Entrepreneurial Course

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2015 9:30 am

University of Arkansas alumnus Frank Fletcher and his wife, Judy, are providing $600,000 to establish the Frank and Judy Fletcher SAKE Fund in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Sabrina Trudo Gets Endowed Chair at UA Human Environmental Sciences (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Sabrina Trudo has received the 21st Century Endowed Chair in Human Environmental Sciences in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Poll: Arkansas Politics Steady, Support of Medical Marijuana Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:04 am

The political views of Arkansans haven't changed, but their view of medical marijuana has, according to the 17th annual Arkansas Poll from the University of Arkansas released Wednesday.

Crystal Bridges Announces Chief Strategy Officer

by Jan Cottingham 11/3/2015 9:42 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Tuesday announced several appointments relating to museum development and fundraising, including that of chief strategy officer, a new position.

Arvest Report: Consumer Sentiment Declines in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 11/3/2015 9:34 am

Arkansans' opinions about the economy have fallen since March, bringing a key consumer sentiment measure more in line with national attitudes, according to a new report sponsored by Arvest Bank.

UA Selects Joseph Steinmetz as New Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 9:27 am

Joseph E. Steinmetz, executive vice president and provost at Ohio State University, has been selected as the sixth chancellor of the University of Arkansas with an annual salary of $700,000.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

UA Research Center Funded by $12M Grant to Focus on Cybersecurity

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 10:25 am

University of Arkansas researchers will lead a new national center devoted to cybersecurity for electric power utilities, made possible by a $12.2 million federal grant.

Arkansas Schools Stress Training in Wake of Campus Shootings

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 10/11/2015 11:37 am

For many college students at the University of Arkansas system's campuses, the mantra "Avoid, Deny, Defend" is as familiar as lyrics to their favorite song.

Donald Bobbitt Wants Karla Hughes as UAM Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2015 10:47 am

University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt announced Friday that he will recommend Karla Hughes, Ph.D., to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas System as chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Tyson Foods Gives $1.3M to UA System's Agriculture Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 3:57 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Tuesday donated $1.3 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

$280K USDA Grant to Promote High-Paying, In-Demand Agriculture Careers

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2015 2:16 pm

The agriculture departments at Southern Arkansas University and the University of Arkansas are teaming up to take on the problem of declining numbers of agriculture students and more mouths to feed.

State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report Out Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 8:52 am

On Friday, Oct. 2, the Center for Business and Economic Research of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansa will release the fifth annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report.

An 'F' in Retirement: UA’s Repeat Chancellor Dan Ferritor Says This Time He Means It

by Marty Cook 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Dan Ferritor, the interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is not shy about his age or the effects of his years on his energy level.

Arkansas, Arkansas State Get Grants to Study Terrorism

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 7:44 am

The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have each been awarded U.S. Department of Justice grants for studies into homegrown terrorism.

UA Names New Title IX Coordinator

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 9:13 am

The University of Arkansas has named Nicole Ferguson the interim Title IX coordinator for the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance.

University of Arkansas Space Researchers Get 3 NASA Grants

by Associated Press 9/23/2015 3:06 pm

Researchers at the University of Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences have received more than $1 million from NASA to study Venus, Mars and one of Saturn's moons.

UA Professor Researches Sports Concussions, New Treatment Methods

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2015 9:23 am

R.J. Elbin, director of the Office for Sport Concussion Research at the University of Arkansas, was named to a panel of leading concussion clinicians and researchers to write a report on best treatments for concussion.

UA Bans Unmanned Aircraft Use Without Approval

by Alexis Hosticka 8/31/2015 11:52 am

University of Arkansas has adopted a new policy that prohibits the use of “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” – drones – or remote controlled model aircraft on U of A property or within the university’s air rights, without prior written approval.

Apartments in Northwest Arkansas Still in High Demand

by Marty Cook 8/24/2015 12:00 am

A recent apartment market study reported that occupancy rates for northwest Arkansas were 98 percent or higher in each of the four major cities.