Bikes, Blues & BBQ back for 16th year

By Paige Flinchum The Razorback Reporter More than 350,000 people and over 200 vendors are expected throughout the region for Bikes, Blues & BBQ’s 16th year, organizers said. With that large number of rally fans comes the question of safety – event security, drinking and driving, theft and disorderly conduct. The event is scheduled to […]

Name expansion could open doors for Fay Jones school

By Cindy Zavaleta The Razorback Reporter The Fay Jones School of Architecture changed its name this summer to include design. The Interior Design program has been a part of the school since July 2010, but it has never been included in the name. The addition to the school name is expected to open more doors […]

Athletics help make new classrooms a reality

By Ginny Monk The Razorback Reporter UA officials cut the red ribbon Sept. 15 to open Champions Hall, the first classroom building built since 2007. “This is such an important addition to the campus and the timing could not be better,” Interim Chancellor Dan Ferritor said. Ferritor recalled the first time that he saw Champions […]

Climate neutral before 2040, university officials say

By Lauren Randall The Razorback Reporter The UofA is ahead of plans to become “climate neutral” and officials predicted they will achieve their goal before the year 2040. Mike Johnson, the UA associate vice chancellor of facilities, has continued to pursue reaching the “climate neutral” campus goal. A new combined heat and power system is […]

UA opens new classroom building – first since ’07

By Riley DePaola, Paige Flinchum And Cindy Zavaleta The Razorback Reporter A campus that has undergone exponential growth over the last decade recently got a much-needed addition to its learning domain. Champions Hall is the first UA classroom building constructed since 2007. In that time, UA enrollment has increased by slightly more than 43 percent. […]

Renovation turns old basketball arena into performing arts center

By Andrea Zepeda The Razorback Reporter UA music students in vocal and instrumental groups had their dress rehearsal for two grand-opening performances in the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center Sunday, the director of Schola Cantorum said. Contractors completed the $22.5-million renovation that turned the old Field House – the Razorbacks’ former basketball arena […]

UA investing in new student media center

By Isabel Dobrin The Razorback Reporter UA officials will begin searching for a design and construction team to develop plans for a student media center in Kimpel Hall, the associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management said to Lemke Newsroom students. The project, estimated to cost up to $11.6 million, also will include renovating the first-floor […]

Risks Assessed as E-Cigarettes Trend

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By Ashton Eley The Razorback Reporter Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity among teens and young adults, but little is known about long-term health effects of the marketed alternative to smoking, according to UA research. About 6.6 percent of adolescents used electronic cigarettes, UA graduate researcher Monica Daniel said of a 2012 national survey. And the […]

At the Technology Cafe, Campuses Picky

Entrance to UA's Lemke Department of Journalism

By Millie Hogue The Razorback Reporter On every college campus, in every corner of the country, freshmen have one thing in common: They all carry what amounts to a library, fitted snugly inside their backpacks. Almost 94 percent of college students own a laptop, an additional 88 percent own a smartphone and 51 percent own […]

Economists Decry Loss of Middle-Skill Jobs

Entrance to UA's Lemke Department of Journalism

By Christina Wilkerson The Razorback Reporter The factory worker who dressed in blue overalls and a well-worn cap screwed panels onto television sets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. then whistled on his way home — content with his good wage and benefits — seems to have largely vanished from the work force and with […]