STRICKLER, Ark. (AP) — Crews have completed the cleanup at a former nuclear reactor test site in northwest Arkansas owned by the University of Arkansas.
Texas administrator named top pick for UAFS chancellor
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An administrator in Texas has been recommended as the next chancellor for the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.
University of Arkansas bans student ‘contract cheating’
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Students who have other people complete their course work will be suspended for a semester and fail that course, according to a new policy rule at the University of...
University of Arkansas confirms 3 mumps cases
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has confirmed three cases of mumps and is testing a fourth potential case, just two years after the end of an outbreak in the...
Arkansas athletic chiefs suggest sports betting rule changes
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Racing Commission has received almost 150 comments on proposed sports betting rules for casinos, including suggestions from four state university athletic...
Panel decides against adding football program at UALR
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A committee appointed to conduct a feasibility study is recommending that the University of Arkansas at Little Rock hold off on re-establishing a football program.
The committee began studying the issue after students presented a petition in 2017 calling for the addition of football.
UA student struck by car in crosswalk dies at hospital
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old student at the University of Arkansas has died, two days after she was struck by a car driven by a 17-year-old girl who was cited for using a cellphone while driving.
Washington Regional Medical Center said in a statement that the 18-year-old student died on Monday. The woman was walking in a crosswalk on campus at the University of Arkansas on Saturday when she was hit by a BMW car driven by the 17-year-old.
Audit: UAMS center had $29M deficit, used restricted funds
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A University of Arkansas medical center's accounting practices created a $29 million deficit over eight years, according to an internal audit.
The interim audit of university's Medical Sciences' Myeloma Center was presented to the university system's board of trustees Wednesday, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Arkansas courts seek Marshallese interpreters
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas court officials are looking for Marshallese language interpreters because a lack of qualified interpreters has courts turning to out-of-state help over the phone or video, which officials said isn't ideal in some cases.
Trees cut down on University of Arkansas land to be replaced
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — School officials say trees that were recently cut down on University of Arkansas property will be replaced as work continues to widen and upgrade a road.
Hemp firm partners with UA researchers to develop cannabis
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A northwest Arkansas company plans to work with the University of Arkansas to grow, research and process hemp flowers for the budding cannabis oil industry.
Fayetteville-based Arkansas Hemp Genetics LLC says it has secured a partnership with the university's horticulture department to research industrial hemp for the first time since its prohibition after World War II.
Arkansas newspaper sues over no-boycott pledge for vendors
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas newspaper asked a federal judge Tuesday to strike down a state law that requires government contractors to pledge to not boycott Israel or reduce their fees by 20 percent.
Report: Arkansas soybean farmers lose $77M after wet harvest
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas soybean farmers have lost at least $77 million this year after heavy rainfall interrupted harvest season and damaged the quality of the crop, according to a recent report by agriculture experts.
2-year Arkansas college looks to merge with larger systems
MALVERN, Ark. (AP) — A two-year college in central Arkansas is considering merging with the University of Arkansas or the Arkansas State University system.
College of the Ouachitas officials are looking into potential mergers after the school's board voted unanimously last week to align with a larger university system, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Audit: UAMS budget adopted before layoffs had incorrect info
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A budget adopted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences before nearly 260 employees were laid off included revenue projections unsupported by calculations or health care trends, according to a recent audit.
The academic medical center's internal audit report was made public Thursday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Arkansas’ first Miss America, Donna Axum Whitworth, dies
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The first Miss America to come from Arkansas, Donna Axum Whitworth, has died in Texas.
Whitworth's husband, Brian Whitworth, says she died Sunday at a hospital in Fort Worth. She was 76.
A cause of death was not released. Brian Whitworth says his wife suffered a variety of illnesses, but was well enough to travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, less than two weeks ago where she visited friends and attended a University of Arkansas football game.
Arkansas researcher to work with farmers to recycle water
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Challenges surrounding water usage also raise big questions that University of Arkansas, Fayetteville researcher Lauren Greenlee is working to answer.
"How do we sustain our way of life? How do we sustain the lifestyle that we're all used to? How do we sustain being able to go to the grocery store and having this wide selection of products?" said Greenlee, an assistant professor of chemical engineering.
Washington County nuclear site reactor core raised
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The reactor core at a University of Arkansas-owned nuclear test site has been raised and contained and will be transported to a final disposal site in Nevada in the coming weeks.
Dean Wheeler, a spokesman at the Utah-based nuclear disposal company Energy Solutions, said Monday that the 84,000-pound reactor was successfully lifted from the unused site.
U of Arkansas faculty salaries inch closer to other schools’
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Pay raises over the last couple of years have brought the salaries of University of Arkansas professors closer in line with those of professors at similar schools.
University of Arkansas institute receives $100 million gift
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas has received a $100 million gift from a trust established by the late Arkansas Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller.
The school said Friday that the endowment will continue funding the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, which the university says focuses on civic, cultural, research and educational programs and activities.
University of Arkansas announces $10.8M estate gift
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Myles Friedman liked to challenge himself, and his $10.8 million estate gift announced last month will give honors program students at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith the opportunity to do the same for themselves.
Chancellor: Student center, research building top priorities
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The chancellor of the University of Arkansas says two top priorities for the campus are construction of both a new student center and a research building to enable more faculty research.
Chancellor Joe Steinmetz said in an address Thursday that the student center, expected to cost up to $45 million, would include space for tutoring, mentoring and food services.
University of Arkansas to sell land to homeless nonprofit
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas plans to sell to a nonprofit homeless support group undeveloped land adjacent to university property where up to 100 homeless people were forced to leave in recent weeks.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the UA Board of Trustees voted Friday to sell 4.69 acres to Serve NWA for $72,571.
WWI vet, Elaine massacre victim to be awarded Purple Heart
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock says an African American veteran who was murdered during a massacre in Arkansas 99 years ago will receive a posthumous Purple Heart and other World War I honors after a researcher discovered his army medical records were altered.
4 arrested as homeless removed from university property
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas police say four people were arrested for remaining on property that the university is trying to clear out homeless camps.
University of Arkansas at Monticello gets $6 million gift
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas at Monticello officials say the school has received a surprise $6 million donation — the largest private gift in its history.
The school's chancellor, Karla Hughes, said Friday that the donation was from the trust of the late Merle and Deloris Peterson, who lived in Dumas.
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Arkansas homeless camps clearing amid looming deadline
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Homeless people are leaving encampments on land owned by the University of Arkansas as a Thursday deadline nears for them to leave.
University police have issued warnings this week to people living in camps on the south Fayetteville property. People still at the site on Thursday will be arrested, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Sellers of phony U of Arkansas merchandise told to pay up
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered more than 40 foreign online merchants to each pay $200,000 in damages in a University of Arkansas System lawsuit alleging that they were selling counterfeit Razorback merchandise.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A report says starting a football program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock would require a significant financial investment beyond a budget increase for athletics.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas trustees have approved a $1.7 million renovation at the school's medical campus in Fayetteville.
Trustees on Monday unanimously approved the renovations to support classrooms and lab space for students in a new occupational therapy program, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas is searching for patterns in U.S. terrorism as part of federally-funded research.
Family gives $1 million to Arkansas hospital
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A family has given $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to celebrate their loved one and honor the doctor who saved her.
UAMS announced last month that the gift from the family of Pamela Rakhshan will establish an academic chair in her name. The endowment will provide funding for continued research and advancements to treatments for head and neck cancers.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A man convicted in the slaying of a 4-year-old girl Arkansas girl has been denied parole after becoming eligible for release following rulings by the state's and nation's highest courts.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports 47-year-old Christopher Segerstrom was denied parole Tuesday.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An 18-year-old Fort Smith man convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of his next door neighbor has been ordered to serve up to 12 years in state prison.
A Sebastian County jury on Wednesday convicted Dionte Parks of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping in the January 2016 shooting death of University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student Kaleb Watson.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The new head of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says it's on pace to have a balanced budget after previously contending with projections of a $72 million budget deficit.
Dr. Cam Patterson, who became the new chancellor for UAMS on Friday, says his staff has submitted a balanced $1.57 billion budget for fiscal 2019.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas officials have given final approval to tuition-and-fee rates for the next academic year.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the university's board of trustees decided on Thursday to keep tuition flat for in-state students at the system's four-year universities while raising mandatory fees.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A University of Arkansas System proposal is calling for flat tuition and increased mandatory fees for in-state students at four-year schools.
The proposed tuition and fee rates were released Monday ahead of this week's system board of trustees meeting in Little Rock, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported .
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas college administrators say guns haven't caused any notable problems since being allowed on school grounds, but some lawmakers and police are still concerned about campus safety.
The college semester currently finishing up is the first since state firearms instructors began offering courses for new enhanced concealed-carry licenses. The permits result from a law passed last year and allow guns at public colleges and other public places previously off limits.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Hiroshi Miyamura wanted to join the U.S. military but was rejected because of his Japanese ancestry.
"During World War II, we were banned following Pearl Harbor," Miyamura told a crowd of about 120 students in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has suspended its cardiac surgery program while it recruits another physician.
Officials informed staff of the suspension on Wednesday, citing inadequate surgery coverage after a lead surgeon retired, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court says a former athlete at the University of Arkansas who reported being raped by another student can continue her lawsuit against the school.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis said Wednesday that, by accepting federal dollars, the university waived immunity from lawsuits under certain federal anti-discrimination laws.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Police at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville say regularly patrolling homeless encampments would address reports of violence on undeveloped land owned by the university.
Portions of the land are populated by people living in tents. The site is near 7 Hills Homeless Center's day center, which provides showers, food and other services for the area's growing homeless population.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An additional $10 million in federal funding will allow for the full cleanup of a nuclear test site in northwest Arkansas, according to officials.
University of Arkansas board approves new tenure policy
MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas' board of trustees has approved a draft policy outlining the criteria for dismissal of tenured faculty members, despite concerns by some professors that it could be abused.
The board unanimously approved the proposal at a Thursday meeting in Monticello, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Bill Clinton, James Patterson plan Little Rock event
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson will visit Little Rock this June to promote their new novel, called "The President is Missing."
The Clinton Foundation and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service say the event will take place June 9 at the Statehouse Convention Center.
The book has been described by publishers as a thriller that includes "details that only a president can know." It's set for release in June.
University of Arkansas tenure proposal to be considered
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A draft policy outlining criteria for the dismissal of tenured University of Arkansas faculty will be put to a vote this week.
The university's board of trustees will consider the proposal Thursday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. It's being recommended for approval by UA System President Donald Bobbitt.
Historically black UAPB gets first white cheerleader
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — "I just want to say that these are three superstars," Watson Chapel Superintendent Connie Hathorn said. "One thing I can say about the pom squad and the cheerleading squad at UAPB is they're professionals. If you've ever gone to a game and seen them perform, they're the best around."
UAMS to eliminate more than 120 more jobs amid shortfall
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Science will eliminate more than 120 more jobs because of budget shortfalls.
Friday's announcement at a UA board of trustees meeting comes after UAMS said in January it would lay off 258 employees and eliminate 600 jobs.
UAMS said the latest job eliminations will not include layoffs, but will be accomplished through attrition.