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December 6-12, 2021

UA Little Rock music professor inducted into Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame

Dr. Naoki Hakutani, an associate professor of piano at UA Little Rock, has been inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame.

FDIC: Arkansas, U.S. banks see strong 3Q profits as robust economic growth, improved credit quality

Arkansas banks and other financial institutions across the U.S. saw brisk improvement in the third quarter profits as robust Gross Domestic Product growth of 6.7% continues to lift all sectors of the U.S. economy, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s (FDIC) quarterly banking profile report on Nov. 30.

Forge Institute to establish cybersecurity consortium with UA Little Rock, UAPB & Acxiom

As cyber security concerns continue to be heightened during the pandemic, two University of Arkansas institutions are joining together with Little Rock cybersecurity firm Forge Institute to get more college students into the computer science and technology field.

Biden administration responds to spread of new ‘Omicron” COVID-19 strain

In response to the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring B.1.1.529 as a “variant of concern” on Nov. 26, the Biden administration has taken several steps to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 strain in the U.S.

Yuletide warning Cybercrime seen increasing during holiday season due to supply chain issues, pandemic

As consumers have become increasingly dependent on online retailers during the pandemic and holiday shopping season, there has also been an alarming spike in the number of cyber criminals taking advantage of those seeking great deals and too-good-to-true bargains.

Thanksgiving, Black Friday Holiday shopping figures exceed expectations

Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.