It is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System which comprises six main campuses within the state – the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in over 188 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high research activity. Founded as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871, its present name was adopted in 1899 and classes were first held on January 22, 1872. It is noted for its strong architecture, agriculture (particularly animal science and poultry science), business, communication disorders, creative writing, history, law, and Middle Eastern studies programs.
The University of Arkansas completed its “Campaign for the 21st Century” in 2005, in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school, used in part to create a new Honors College and significantly increase the university’s endowment. Among these gifts were the largest donation given to a business school at the time ($50 million), and the largest gift given to a public university in America ($300 million), both given by the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation.
Total enrollment for the fall semester of 2013 was 25,365. The university campus comprises more than 130 buildings on 345 acres (1.40 km2), including Old Main, the first permanent academic building erected, and The Inn at Carnall Hall, which serves as an on-campus hotel and restaurant facility. Academic programs are in excess of 200. The ratio of students to faculty is 17:1.
University of Arkansas research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Rare materials at near-room temperature could lead to longer battery life, more memory in electronics – June 22, 2014
- Plastics to dust — a dream about to come true
- ‘Shakers’ Help Engineers Develop Inexpensive System for Testing Condition of Bridges
- New dispatch system could save money for trucking industry, make life easier for drivers
- Filmmaking Magic With Polymers
- Researchers Develop Device to Mitigate Blackouts, Prevent Equipment Damage
- Researchers Develop Effective Thermal Energy Storage System
- Shared Transportation System Would Increase Profits, Reduce Carbon Emissions
- UAMS researchers make breakthrough in radiation protection
- Using solar power to keep runways ice-free
- Algae Converted to Butanol: Fuel Can Be Used in Automobiles
- Developing a ‘smart cane’ for the blind
UA was the first university in the state of Arizona, founded in 1885 (twenty-seven years before the Arizona Territory achieved statehood). The university includes the University of Arizona College of Medicine, which operates a medical center in Tucson, and a separate 4-year M.D. college in downtown Phoenix. As of the 2012-2013 calendar year, total enrollment was 40,223 students.
The University of Arizona is governed by the Arizona Board of Regents. The mission of the University of Arizona is, “To discover, educate, serve, and inspire.” Arizona is one of the elected members of the Association of American Universities (an organization of North America’s premier research institutions) and is the only representative from the state of Arizona to this group.
University of Arizona research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Breakthrough in retinal implants expected to restore sight to the blind
- Highest-ever Resolution Photos of the Night Sky
- How Long until We Have the Superhuman Exoskeletons from Elysium?
- Cheap, color, holographic video
- Predicting infectious influenza
- Better batteries from waste sulfur
- Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops Not Silver Bullets, UA Scientists Warn
- UA Engineering Professor Uses Aerospace Materials to Build Endless Green Pipeline
- Cost-effective solar power module could also serve as an eco-friendly furnace
- Megapixel Camera? Try Gigapixel
- Robotic lake lander could explore bodies of water on other planets
- Where Is My Holodeck?
- New Ways to Image and Therapeutically Target Melanoma Using Nanomedicine?
- New Glasses-Free 3-D Approach Could Work on Thin, Flexible Displays
- Smart Irrigation: A Supercomputer Waters the Lawn
- Long-term Cooling Trend In Arctic Abruptly Reverses, Signaling Potential For Sea Rise
- PixelOptics to launch ‘world’s first electronic focusing eyewear’
- Holograms Deliver 3-D, Without the Goofy Glasses
- 3D holograms move toward real-time “telepresence” capacity
- Lunar garden to give astronauts a green thumb on the green cheese
- Bite me: New malaria-proof mosquito developed