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2010-08-23 11:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Synch-Solutions announced today that it has completed Phase II of a three-phase rapid implementation of PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions, Financial Management and Human Capital Management applications for the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM). The full-scale rapid implementation process - from startup to production environment - is to be completed in only 15 months, compared to the two years or more expected for a traditional implementation....

2010-05-06 10:46:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, with the generous support of METI and L-3 Communications, Inc., have announced the first 25 recipients of the Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship Program. The scholarships recognize the accomplishments of students enrolled in allied health programs offered by regionally accredited community colleges. Twenty-five students received scholarships of $1,000 each....

2010-01-21 13:00:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainability Consortium, along with leaders in the manufacturing and sales of consumer electronics, today announced plans to establish a system, including social and environmental considerations, to help consumers identify "green" electronics. The Sustainability Consortium is co-administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas. Working with Best Buy, Dell, HP, Intel, Toshiba, and Walmart, the consortium will research and...

2009-07-30 17:44:41

Electrical engineering researchers at two universities will receive stimulus funds to help modernize the U.S. power grid, the National Science Foundation said. The awards to the University of Arkansas and the University of South Carolina will be used to establish an NSF center of excellence, the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville said Thursday in a news release. The new center will focus on grid-connected, advanced-power electronic systems and will be operated jointly by researchers from...

2009-07-16 13:01:00

TEMPE, Ariz. and FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Walmart, a world leader in sustainability, announced today an investment that reaffirms its commitment to incorporating sustainable business practices throughout the entire consumer business supply chain. Through a revolutionary move, Walmart is helping create a consortium of universities, jointly administered by Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of Arkansas (UA). Walmart's initial investiment will be dispersed...

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2009-04-14 16:07:51

Fast food and soft drinks may be making children fatter but they also make them happy.  Programs aimed at tackling childhood obesity, by reducing children's consumption of unhealthy food and drink, are likely to be more effective if they also actively seek to keep children happy in other ways, according to Professor Hung-Hao Chang from National Taiwan University and Professor Rodolfo Nayga from the University of Arkansas in the US.  Their findings are published in Springer's Journal...

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2009-02-18 09:20:21

Round, oblong, and in-between: the shapes of the fruits we eat are not always coincidental or, for that matter, thanks to nature. Before fruit arrives in local groceries, a lot of time and effort may have gone into creating the varieties found in the produce section. In the mid-1960s, Dr. James N. Moore of the University of Arkansas began a grape breeding program, working toward developing varieties with elongated shapes. Now, 40 years later, Dr. John R. Clark continues this effort. One of...

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2009-02-18 08:10:15

'Natchez' thornless blackberry shows good potential for commercial shipping and home gardens Introducing 'Natchez', the twelfth release in a series of erect-growing, high-quality, productive, floricane-fruiting blackberry (Rubus L. subgenus Rubus Watson) cultivars developed by the University of Arkansas. John R. Clark and James N. Moore of the Department of Horticulture at the University of Arkansas introduced 'Natchez' in the October 2008 issue of the American Society of Horticultural...

2008-09-22 03:00:25

By Hengel, Mark INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BRING DIVERsity to college campuses and prepare students for the "global marketplace," experts and college officials say. But the students also can contribute to an institution's coffers. Arkansas' population of international students rose 9.2 percent during the 2006-07 school year when compared with the previous year, according to a study by the Institute of International Education. And Arkansas' institutions of higher learning hope to increase that...

2008-08-04 03:00:26

By Anonymous BUSINESSES, NONPROFIT ORGAnizations and public institutions collaborate to bring life experiences into classrooms across Fort Smith with pro-grams like PIE, Access: Destiny and "Earquake!" PIE is an acronym for Partners in Education. Partners in the business community offer unique strengths and skills to individual schools, classrooms and students. Programs provide a variety of interactions and learning opportunities. At TilIes Elementary, for instance, students have recorded...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.