UA Board establishes online university, authorizes planning for new institution

FORT SMITH – The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas today approved the creation of a new online university named the University of Arkansas System eVersity and dedicated to serving adult students who are unable to access traditional higher education campuses. The board endorsed a proposal advanced by UA System President Dr. Donald…

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Governor Names Harriman to UA Board

Governor Mike Beebe today named Morril Harriman of Little Rock to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees. “Morril has been my best friend and most trusted ally throughout my political career,” Beebe said. “It comes as no surprise that he wants to continue his public service, and I am confident that the U of…

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UA System ranks 48th in number of patents received in 2012

The University of Arkansas System tied for 48th among the world’s top 100 universities for the number of U.S. utility patents received in 2012. UA System universities received 34 patents for inventions by researchers, according to the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, which compiled the list from data obtained from…

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UA Board of Trustees to Meet This Week

The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas will meet Thursday afternoon, September 12, Friday, September 13, and Saturday morning, September 14 in the H.L. Hembree Room (#203) of Willard J. Walker Hall at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The committee meetings will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon with the regular session…

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Sabo Named Director of Arkansas Archeological Survey

LITTLE ROCK – Dr. George Sabo III, a professor of anthropology and environmental dynamics at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will be the next director of the Arkansas Archeological Survey (AAS), a division of the University of Arkansas System. Sabo, who has served as an archeologist with the survey for more than 30 years, will…

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UA Board Fiscal Affairs Committee to Meet Tuesday

LITTLE ROCK – The Fiscal Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas will meet on Tuesday, May 14 to review and consider proposed tuition and fee rates at UA System campuses for the 2013-14 school year. Institutions that have proposed tuition and fee increases exceeding 3.5 percent will appear before…

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UA Board to Meet April 4-5

The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas will meet on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 in the Green Room of the John F. Gibson University Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Board committee meetings will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday and the regular session begin at 8:30 a.m….

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Gibson Named to UA Board of Trustees

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe today named Charles “Cliff” Gibson III of Monticello to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas. Gibson founded his own law firm in Monticello in 1981 and has served as county attorney for Drew County for the past 12 years. He attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello…

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Bobbitt to Nominate Alexander as New UAPB chancellor

LITTLE ROCK – University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt will nominate Dr. Laurence B. Alexander, associate dean of the Graduate School and director of the Office of Minority Programs at the University of Florida, to serve as the next chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Alexander was among the…

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PCCUA Among 25 National Finalists in Awards of Excellence Program

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) is among a select group of 25 finalists in the national spotlight for innovation and promising practices among two-year colleges nationwide. PCCUA has campuses in Helena-West Helena, DeWitt and Stuttgart. Sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the newly established Awards of Excellence will…

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