Teams from Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas made up of undergraduate students from underrepresented groups competed Feb. 28 in the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Business Plan Challenge. The competition was part of the fourth annual Alley Scholars Summit hosted at the university by the Walton College, the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering.
Kathleen McGarry, a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2014-2015, will visit the University of Arkansas next spring. Phi Beta Kappa’s Visiting Scholar Program provides students and faculty the opportunity to engage with top academics from other institutions.
McGarry, a faculty member at UCLA and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, will be at the Sam M. Walton College of Business on March 5-6, 2015. She will be part of the economics department’s seminar series, meet with students, and visit classes while on campus. McGarry’s visit also will feature a public lecture.
Join the University of Arkansas Center for Ethics in Journalism and UA Honors College for a fast-paced, thought-provoking discussion of contemporary ethics in law, business, medicine, education and journalism. It will be 2-3:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Room 130, Ozark Hall.
Roger Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of TIAA-CREF, spoke to students, faculty and staff of the Sam M. Walton College of Business on Wednesday, Aug. 27. As a part of his visit, he took questions from the crowd of more than 300 people in the auditorium of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development.
Ferguson, a former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, spoke on the U.S. and global economies, financial literacy and career preparation for students. He also agreed to give his response to several questions submitted by faculty members and students.