News Archive

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Nepalese Students' Initiative to Help Earthquake Victims of Nepal

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Nepalese Students Association of Northwest Arkansas has raised a total of $8,517.17 to help earthquake victims of Nepal, and it has been donated to the American Red Cross and the Health Foundation Nepal.

Giving Health, Fitness& Nutrition International Outreach

Undergrads Recommend Changing Payroll Practices to Improve U.S. Economy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

One of several innovative student recommendations was to change payroll practices to disperse money more evenly through a month, instead of in the traditional payrolls monthly or every other week.

Research & Innovation

Peter MacKeith to Speak at 'Annual Rings' Architecture Seminar at Embassy of Finland

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Peter MacKeith will take part in the "Annual Rings" architecture seminar Thursday, May 28, at the Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C.

Arts & Humanities Events International

Butterflies, Bees and Chickens Among Themes of Events at Garvan Woodland Gardens in June

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"Mystic Creatures: Topiary Art Takes Flight" is an exhibit like no other. The display is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Aug. 31.

Events Outreach

U of A Inks Agreement With University of Basrah

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The agreement with the University of Basrah calls for the universities to create programs for the exchange of academic, research and other educational materials.

Administrative News International

University Perspectives: Destination Graduation Needs Provost Instructors

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

More than 120 sections of University Perpectives will be offered in the fall, and "Provost Lecturers" are needed to teach the 8-week sections, designed to help students make the transition to college.

Administrative News Education

U of A Day Camp for Children with Autism Taking Applications

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Camp Connect sponsored by the University of Arkansas is taking applications for children with autism to attend the July camp and also taking applications for peer mentors.


AskIT, Cellphone and Other Websites Unavailable During Maintenance, May 28

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

IT Services will perform planned maintenance from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, to perform an update to FileMaker 13.

Administrative News

Mayfield Wins Bumpers College Outstanding Honors Thesis Competition

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Food science major Sarah Mayfield won the Bumpers College’s thesis competition with her research of healthier shortening and chocolate.

Agriculture Awards & Appointments Health, Fitness& Nutrition Research & Innovation

Physicists Advance Understanding of Electrical Vortices in Certain Materials

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Zhigang Gui, a doctoral student in physics, and Laurent Bellaiche, Distinguished Professor of physics, published their findings in Nano Letters, a journal of the American Chemical Society.

Research & Innovation Science
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