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EPIC Spotlight: Varun Grover

EPIC Spotlight: Varun Grover

The journey may seem the same: Ph.D. student starts their first year. They grow and, hopefully, write papers that get published. Then comes graduation and, if all goes well, they get an assistant professorship at a university.

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Walton College Seeking Aspirations in Computing Award Applications

Walton College Seeking Aspirations in Computing Award Applications

The Information Technology Research Institute at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is accepting applications from female high school students in Arkansas for the 2017-2018 National Center for Women & Information Technology Aspirations in Computing Award.

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EPIC Spotlight: Abhijith Anand

EPIC Spotlight: Abhijith Anand

Abhijith Anand reflects fondly on his introduction to computers as a child.

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Walton College Blockchain Initiative Named SAP Next-Gen Chapter

Walton College Blockchain Initiative Named SAP Next-Gen Chapter

At an academic conference in New York, Paul Cronan, professor in the Department of Information Systems at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, and David Douglas, emeritus professor of information systems, presented details about University of Arkansas’ blockchain consortia to the SAP Academic Conference. 

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Cronan, Douglas on Program at AACSB Data Analytics Summit

Cronan, Douglas on Program at AACSB Data Analytics Summit

Paul Cronan, professor in the Department of Information Systems at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, and David Douglas, emeritus professor, along with Arne Strauss of the Warwick Business School presented “Developing Business Analytics Courses or Curriculum” to the AACSB Data Analytics Summit in Tempe, Arizona.

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Douglas Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Regional Decision Sciences Institute

Douglas Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Regional Decision Sciences Institute

David Douglas, emeritus professor in the Department of Information Systems at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, has been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Decision Sciences Institute, Southwest Region.

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Industry Experts, Academics Discuss Blockchain

Industry Experts, Academics Discuss Blockchain

Nearly 225 academics and industry experts discussed the potential of blockchain technology and its application to the future of large and small businesses at the Blockchain Conference 2018 on Friday, April 6, in downtown Fayetteville.

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Walton College, Consortium Organizing Blockchain Conference for April 6

Walton College, Consortium Organizing Blockchain Conference for April 6

The Department of Information Systems and the Enterprise Systems Blockchain Consortium are hosting a conference on the basics, value propositions and technology options of blockchain. Registration closes March 30.

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Potential Transfer Students Learn About Programs, Resources, Curriculum

Potential Transfer Students Learn About Programs, Resources, Curriculum

Forty potential transfer students from Northwest Arkansas Community College visited the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas to learn about programs, resources and curriculum in the college.

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ITRI to Recognize 23 High School Women for Computing Achievements

ITRI to Recognize 23 High School Women for Computing Achievements

The 8th annual Aspirations in Computing recognition program will be held on Tuesday, April 17, to encourage young women to pursue a career in technology.

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Smith Named Walton College Employee of the Quarter

Smith Named Walton College Employee of the Quarter

Sheree Smith, administrative support supervisor in the Department of Information Systems, has been named employee of the second quarter.

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EPIC Spotlight: Ashley Collins

EPIC Spotlight: Ashley Collins

The atmosphere was just like working for a company. In fact, when Ashley Collins began her first career job after graduation, she was grateful that her classes at the Sam M. Walton College of Business mirrored a work environment – one that prepared her to develop software for a large company.

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EPIC Spotlight: Zach Steelman

EPIC Spotlight: Zach Steelman

Blockchain technology is like rocket fuel for Zach Steelman. It’s the way of the future. It has the potential to shake things up just as much as the Dot-Com Boom did in the 1990s. Students are eager to learn more, and Steelman’s eager to accommodate. He loves talking about it.

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Douglas Recipient of Teradata University Network Pioneer Award

Douglas Recipient of Teradata University Network Pioneer Award

David Douglas, emeritus professor of information systems in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has been recognized with the Teradata University Network Pioneer Award.

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Blockchain Hackathon a Success For Students, Companies

Blockchain Hackathon a Success For Students, Companies

Sixty-five students from across the University of Arkansas each worked more than a dozen hours to push the limits of blockchain technology and propose creative and imaginative solutions for six use cases posed by Northwest Arkansas industries.

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Walton College Holding Blockchain Hackathon in October

Walton College Holding Blockchain Hackathon in October

Even University of Arkansas students who don’t know a blockchain from a Lego brick can take part in next month’s Blockchain Hackathon.

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Grover, Venkatesh, Sabherwal Recognized as Top Information Systems Researchers

Grover, Venkatesh, Sabherwal Recognized as Top Information Systems Researchers

Three faculty members in the Department of Information Systems at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas have been recognized as top researchers in the field using the h-index measurement of research and its worldwide impact.

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ITRI to Host IT Executive Forum for College Students

ITRI to Host IT Executive Forum for College Students

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Information Technology Research Institute is hosting an IT Executive Forum for College Students on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development auditorium at the Sam M. Walton College of Business on the University of Arkansas campus.

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Technology Opportunities Brought to Life for High School Students

Technology Opportunities Brought to Life for High School Students

Twenty-eight high school students from underrepresented groups attended the 18th Technology Awareness Program, a weeklong residential camp that brought to life the many opportunities in technology.

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Walton Faculty, Students Participate in Enterprise Computing Community Conference

Walton Faculty, Students Participate in Enterprise Computing Community Conference

Faculty and students from the Sam M. Walton College of Business attended the Enterprise Computing Community Conference in Poughkeepsie, New York, June 11-13. 

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Information Systems Honor Society Inducts Members

Information Systems Honor Society Inducts Members

The Upsilon Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Iota Delta International Honor Society inducted 23 members into its recently reactivated inaugural class.

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Information Systems Professor David Douglas to Retire in Fall 2017

Information Systems Professor David Douglas to Retire in Fall 2017

David E. Douglas, University Professor in the Department of Information Systems and member of the faculty at the University of Arkansas since 1975, is retiring, effective Fall 2017.

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ITRI Hosts IT Day for Northeast Arkansas High School Students

ITRI Hosts IT Day for Northeast Arkansas High School Students

ITRI hosted its first IT Day for Students in Arkansas’s Delta region at Newport High School on March 3.

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Venkatesh Honored as Fellow by Association of Information Systems

Venkatesh Honored as Fellow by Association of Information Systems

Viswanath Venkatesh, distinguished professor in the Department of Information Systems and holder of the George and Boyce Billingsley Chair in Information Systems at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has been recognized with two major honors by the Association for Information Systems.

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Walton College Institute Hosts IT Showcase

Walton College Institute Hosts IT Showcase

What is IT? ITRI will help answer this question by hosting an IT Showcase on Monday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Willard J. Walker Hall atrium. All students are welcome.

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Institute Accepting Applications for Computing Award

Institute Accepting Applications for Computing Award

The Information Technology Research Institute, an Academic Alliance member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, is accepting applications from female high school students for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The application deadline is Nov. 7.

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Information Technology Students Receive Insight from Industry Executives

Information Technology Students Receive Insight from Industry Executives

The Information Technology Research Institute hosted executive forums on Sept. 14-15 for high school and college students interested in the field of information technology.

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Institute Hosts IT Executive Forum for Students

Institute Hosts IT Executive Forum for Students

The Information Technology Research Institute will present an IT Executive Forum for college students Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development auditorium.

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Campers Learn Technology Opportunities at Walton

Campers Learn Technology Opportunities at Walton

Twelve high school students from groups underrepresented in technology fields got the opportunity to learn about career opportunities open to them during the 17th Technology Awareness Program at Walton College.

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Walton Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

Walton Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

Emerald Group Publishing, a global publisher focusing on research and practice, recognized three faculty members from the Sam M. Walton College of Business for their highly cited papers.

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J.B. Hunt Leaders Talk to Students About Empowering Business Decisions Through Information Systems

J.B. Hunt Leaders Talk to Students About Empowering Business Decisions Through Information Systems

Leaders from J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., visited the business information systems class at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas to stress to students how business decisions are enabled and empowered by information systems and technology. 

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EPIC Spotlight: Ron Freeze

EPIC Spotlight: Ron Freeze

Ron Freeze’s career began in the auto industry, where he oversaw assembly line equipment and made sure production rolled at a steady pace. A lot could go wrong – a conveyor belt chain could break or a tool misfire – and Ron’s responsibility was to make sure that never happened.

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Faculty: Best of the Best

Faculty: Best of the Best

Eight faculty members were recognized for their outstanding work by Walton College’s Business Awards and Elections Committee.

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Walton College Tied for No. 1 in World in Information Systems Research Productivity

Walton College Tied for No. 1 in World in Information Systems Research Productivity

Walton College is ranked in a tie for first in the world in research productivity in information systems.

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2015 Ph.D. Grad Is Assistant Professor at Mihaylo College of Business and Economics

2015 Ph.D. Grad Is Assistant Professor at Mihaylo College of Business and Economics

Amr Adel Soror, who earned a Ph.D. at the Walton College in 2015, is settling in as an assistant professor in information systems and decision sciences at California State University, Fullerton, and its Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

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Information Technology Research Institute Hosts Girls in IT Event

Information Technology Research Institute Hosts Girls in IT Event

The Information Technology Research Institute at the Sam M. Walton College of Business hosted a Girls in IT event in Little Rock on Dec. 4 to introduce information technology careers to high school girls.

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Tracy Sykes Named Most Productive Among Information System Assistant Professors

Tracy Sykes Named Most Productive Among Information System Assistant Professors

Tracy Sykes, an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, was recognized in three separate business journal lists as the most productive researcher in the world among all information systems assistant professors earning a Ph.D. in or after 2000.

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Douglas Presents Watson Papers At Big Data And Analytics Edcon

Douglas Presents Watson Papers At Big Data And Analytics Edcon

David Douglas, a University Professor in the Department of Information Systems, delivered two papers at the International Big Data and Analytics Educational Conference 2015.

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Walton College Hosts Technology Awareness Program for Students

Walton College Hosts Technology Awareness Program for Students

“The TAP program is designed to encourage women and minorities to seek out lucrative careers in the information technology industry,” said Eric Bradford, managing director of the Information Technology Research Institute.

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EPIC Spotlight: Xiao Ma

EPIC Spotlight: Xiao Ma

He worked as a journalist in his native China, sold ads and devised business strategies for a company as an intern in New York City. Xiao Ma Assistant Professor Department of Information Systems Yet Xiao Ma knew he’d rather work with computers. He also knew where he would like to be. “Over time, I realized … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Xiao Ma

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