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U of A Gets $194.7 Million Grant to Fund Research Institute, Bentonville Campus

Whit Pruitt, University of Arkansas
This is the latest of three multi-million dollar donations from the Walton Family Foundation to the Univeristy of Arkansas.


On Tuesday, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation announced it was awarding the University of Arkansas $194.7 million to establish the Institute for Intergrative and Innovative Researchwith the goal of increasing collaborative scientific research and encouraging commercialization and entrepreneurship. The gift also set aside funds for a building, 20 new faculty and the founding of a Bentonville campus.

Daniel Caruth is KUAF's Morning Edition host and reporter for Ozarks at Large.
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