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Classes begin August 19th at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith and the school's new chancellor, Dr. Terisa Riley, says she's ready for the semester to begin.

Dr. Ragupathy Kannan, a professor of biology and ecology at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, will take part in a NOAA-sponsored research project.  He'll also communicate with his students about the work in real time.

Prompted by a study that found 91 percent of active military personnel do not have a college degree, the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is launching a recruiting campaign aimed at military communities.

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Over the past year, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has hosted town halls with political candidates. With the midterms over, organizers plan to continue the series with legislators. Nov. 9 UAFS hosted a town hall featuring Senate Majority Leader Jim Hendren and Senate Minority Leader Keith Ingram, who discussed the importance of civility in public service.

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The estate gift by Myles Friedman is the third-largest gift and largest gift from an individual in University of Arkansas-Fort Smith history. Friedman was a longtime Fort Smith resident who passed away in September 2017. The estate gift is expected to bring in $400,000 annually, which is enough to fund 60 full-ride scholarships for UAFS students.