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Snow Named Director of Technology Ventures

Snow Named Director of Technology Ventures

David Snow has been named director of Technology Ventures at the University of Arkansas. He begins his appointment Monday, Oct. 28. Snow will report to Stacy Leeds, vice chancellor for economic development. “David brings an impressive track record of success in...

World Trade Center Arkansas outlines top exports

World Trade Center Arkansas outlines top exports

World Trade Center Arkansas broke down the state's top exports and customers in a new report. Top exports by value were transportation equipment, processed foods and chemicals. Where did they go? Canada was the top customer, followed by Mexico and France. Read...

1970’s U of A soybean study still helping farmers

1970’s U of A soybean study still helping farmers

A 1970's U of A study is helping inform how farmers deal with the Soybean Cyst Nematode this year. The deluge of rain that has inundated Arkansas farms won't protect soybean farmers from Soybean Cyst Nematode, according to the study. Scientists at the University of...

Keeping the lights on

Keeping the lights on

In August 2003, the power went out in New York, Ohio, Michigan, and New Jersey. That initial outage was followed by blackouts in Vermont, Connecticut and Ontario. In all, around 55 million people were without power for up to two weeks. It was the second-largest...

Meet Stacy Leeds, vice chancellor for economic development

Meet Stacy Leeds, vice chancellor for economic development

Stacy Leeds, the vice chancellor for economic development at the University of Arkansas, was named to the 2019 Women in Business class by Talk Business & Politics. Get to know Stacy, whose childhood dream was to become a high school history teacher and basketball...

Innovating to recover helium

Innovating to recover helium

A global helium shortage has caused prices to spike on this element needed for many pieces of research equipment. So Wesley Stites, head of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the Univeristy of Arkansas, and his colleagues installed new equipment to recover...

Cleaner waterways for Arkansas

Cleaner waterways for Arkansas

The Arkansas Water Resources Center, housed at the University of Arkansas, will fund research projects that address critical water needs in the state. The center is accepting research proposals from faculty or affiliates at any Arkansas university or college. Read...

U of A tech one of 5 coolest things on earth

U of A tech one of 5 coolest things on earth

Technology developed by Mechanical Engineering Professor Wenchao Zhou was dubbed one of the 5 Coolest Things on Earth by General Electric. Zhou's 3D printing robots swarm together to complete tasks efficiently, mimicking creatures like ants or bees. Zhou's company,...

Building better berries

Building better berries

Researchers from the Horticulture Department are taking part in a public private partnership with agriculture company Pairwise to make new berry data available to the public. The U of A joins, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Cornell University and North...

Helping Arkansas nurses advance

Helping Arkansas nurses advance

Nurses trained as a Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) will be able to seek their Bachelor's in Nursing (B.S.N.) through a new online program launching at the university's Eleanor Mann School of Nursing this fall. The L.P.N. to B.S.N. program will help fill a growing...

Thriving in the Natural State

Check out our new video on how the Small Business & Technology Development Center is helping Northwest Arkansas businesses achieve their full potential.

Thriving in the Natural State

Check out our new video on how the Small Business & Technology Development Center is helping Northwest Arkansas businesses achieve their full potential.