Realtor’s Gift Honors Nanotechnologist Biris

Janet JonesJanet Jones, founder and president of the The Janet Jones Company, has created a $25,000 mentorship program honoring Dr. Alex Biris, chief scientist of UALR’s Nanotechnology Center.

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WRF’s $400K Targets Reading Recovery Efforts

Reinforcing its commitment to early childhood literacy, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) has announced a $400,000 grant to UALR and its Reading Recovery training efforts in the Center for Literacy in the UALR College of Education.

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D-Fish Wins for UALR on ‘Minute To Win It’

UALR Trojan men’s basketball standout and Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher added to the UALR Foundation’s coffers last week when he and teammate Shannon Brown won $75,000 on the hit NBC game show, “Minute to Win It.”

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Friday Law Firm Donation First to Benefit Courtroom

The study of law is not what it used to be. Students now need access to the most up-to-date technology – like lecture capture and projection screens – in order to gain the legal knowledge, skills, and ethical values required to excel in a competitive job environment.

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Innovator’s Gift to Lift UALR Discoveries to Marketplace

Arkansas innovator and entrepreneur James Hendren and his wife Carol have presented UALR’s College of Science and Math a $50,000 pledge to provide funding needed to take scientific research from the laboratory to the marketplace.

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Root for Derek!

UALR Trojan and Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher has taped an episode of NBC’s game show “Minute to Win It,” and his winnings will go to UALR Athletics’ Fisher Fellows Life Skills Program.

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Coleman Sons Donate Dairy Land to UALR for Sports Complex

A fifth generation of Coleman dairymen – the sons of W.C. “Buddy” Coleman – has presented UALR a gift of 10 acres of what was part of the oldest dairy farm west of the Mississippi to make possible a recreation and sports complex and make Little Rock eligible to host sanctioned track and field events.

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Gwatney Helps Public Radio Reach Tower Goal

When a three-day on-air funding drive fell $6,275 short of a goal needed to expand central Arkansas’s public radio signal, KUAR General Manager Ben Fry feared the station would miss the chance to improve the signal, reduce operating costs, and save the eventual expense of new tower construction.

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Join the 100 Percenters Club

Six offices and departments at UALR have reached 100 percent participation in the 2010 Campus Campaign, and are in store for a pie or cake as a congratulatory reward, compliments of the Arkansas Federal Credit Union.

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Alumni, Friends Connect with Students at Fund Phone-a-thon

Students, the ultimate beneficiaries of The Fund for UALR, made more than 20,000 telephone calls to alumni and friends this fall to thank them for current support to the fund dedicated to increasing student scholarships.

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