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ARORA Board Director Dr. Robert Archer

New CMS reports shows ARORA’s organ donation rate is worst in the nation

As the 12-person board of the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency concludes its national search to replace its current chief executive, a new publicly available report released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CSM) shows the performance of the state’s largest organ procurement organization (OPO) is worse than previously thought.

October 18-24, 2021

UA Little Rock joins National Security Agency program to thwart new cybersecurity threats

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock recently received a $750,000 grant from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, making it one of the only universities in the country to offer a graduate certificate in cybersecurity education.

New CMS reports shows ARORA’s organ donation rate is worst in the nation

As the 12-person board of the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency concludes its national search to replace its current chief executive, a new publicly available report released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CSM) shows the performance of the state’s largest organ procurement organization (OPO) is worse than previously thought.

More than 140,000 U.S. children lost a primary, secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19

One U.S. child loses a parent or caregiver for every four COVID-19 deaths, a new modeling study by the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control published Oct. 7 in Pediatrics reveals. 

UA Little Rock Public Radio receives anonymous $1.5 million gift

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public Radio, home of KUAR FM 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5, is closing its annual fall fund drive off on a high note with an anonymous donation of $1.5 million, the largest cash gift in UA Little Rock Public Radio history.

Main Street Arkansas launches new Arkansas Coffee Trail

The state’s Main Street Arkansas program recently launched the new Arkansas Coffee Trail that pays homage to coffee shops that act as gathering places or living rooms for downtown communities across the state.