BC-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. _ Three broadly defined avenues of research tied to health, sustainability and data analysis have been announced by the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in an effort to forge a standout identity and prioritize collaboration. Described by UA as “signature research areas,” they are: Harnessing the Data Revolution; Enriching Human Health and Community Vibrancy; and Promoting a Resilient and Sustainable Future. Together they will “highlight the role of research and discoveries at the U of A in a way that distinguishes us from other institutions at the national and international level,” Jim Coleman, UA’s provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, announced in late January. By Jaime Adame, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 799 words.
EXCHANGE-NATIONAL PARK COLLEGE-MASTER PLAN
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. _ Being a community college all comes back to what the students and community need, National Park College President John Hogan said recently. Hogan, speaking to Oaklawn Rotary Club’s regular weekly meeting at The Hotel Hot Springs & Spa, updated Rotarians on Phase One of the college’s master plan, which is well under way. The college has made significant investments in its athletic and academic programs, Hogan said, expanding athletics to include baseball, softball and cross country, as well as investing in more associate degree programs and expanding the nursing program. By Beth Reed, The Sentinel-Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 869 words.
COLUMBIA, S.C. _ South Carolina looks to stay among the Southeastern Conference’s top four in league standings when it plays Arkansas on Saturday. By Jeffrey Collins. Game starts at 3:30 p.m.
_ BKC--SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA-CENTRAL ARKANSAS _ Southeastern Louisiana plays Central Arkansas at Farris Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
_ BKC--ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK-SOUTH _ Arkansas-Little Rock plays South Alabama at Mitchell Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
_ BKC--ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF-ALABAMA STATE _ Arkansas-Pine Bluff plays Alabama State at Dunn-Oliver Acadome. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
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