Justice Robert Brown (right) served as associate justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court for more than 20 years before stepping down in 2012. He is currently Of Counsel with Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, Arkansas's largest law firm. Among Brown’s significant opinions during his time on the bench were those striking down term limits for U.S. senators and representatives, which was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court; holding Arkansas’ method of public school funding unconstitutional; and protecting the rights of privacy for couples adopting children. Brown’s 2010 book, Defining Moments: Historic Decisions by Arkansas Governors from McMath through Huckabee, has been praised for its unusual combination of historical research and personal familiarity. He received Sewanee’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2006 and was the first recipient, in 2010, of the Arkansas Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Justice Robert L. Brown Community Support Award.The degree will be presented at a Founder's Day convocation. Brown will deliver the Founder's Day address.
In the Bitcoin world, where banks no longer serve as intermediaries between people and their money, bank accounts have been replaced by online “wallets” that people can use to virtually store and send bitcoins.
Wilson and Taaki’s project, tentatively known as Dark Wallet, is a simple wallet designed to be easier to use for people who aren’t tech-savvy; they hope that in turn accelerates the currency’s rate of adoption around the world. The wallet will be open-source and free to use. Eventually, Wilson and Taaki hope to create a vast stable of Bitcoin-related tools.
The goal, for Wilson, is similar to what he tried to do with the Liberator: use technology to remove government intervention from his life, and from the lives of like-minded people.
Wilson lives in “a utopian world in which contraband will be only a notional concept, because enforcement will require policing ideas and blueprints, not simply goods,” Jacob Silverman wrote in a piece about Wilson and the Liberator in May.
So far, all the candidates [7 candidates] but two have agreed to face off Thursday night. Niell said he won’t be able to make it because it’s his anniversary, and he and his wife will be in St. Louis. Besides, he told us, he’s already spent $100,000 in advertising to win the race, so he apparently doesn’t feel an overwhelming need to attend.
“We thought it would be a nice touch to have a guy be the official starter who talks so slowly that the parade could be over by the time he tells the crowd his name,” Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs, said in a press release. “Mountain Man fits the bill perfectly.”
... because it has a row of structures resembling the dorsal bristles of razorbacks, which are feral pigs. “Pyg” replaces “pig” as a play on the Latin Pygmae, a mythical race of pygmies, a reference to their small size, and “sui” replaces “sooie” for brevity and a reference to the animal family to which suids, the ancient biological family of pigs, belong. Consequently the genus name also means “little pig” in mock Latin. The species name, biforma, is derived from the presence two distinct cell forms that are observed in the life cycle.
A culture sample of Pygsuia biforma has been submitted to the Smithsonian Institution.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Researchers in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas surveyed nearly 11,000 students and compared responses between those who took a field trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville and those who did not. They found that students who took the field trips learned more about art, demonstrated stronger critical thinking skills, displayed higher tolerance, exhibited greater historical empathy, and developed more of a taste for art museums compared to students who did not go on the field trip. The results offer implications for everyone from parents to policymakers.But good on them. At its core, the message is the same thing I say to university administrators determined to strangle the liberal arts in favor of more practical pursuits like studying how to improve the Walmart profit margins in the Walton business school or studying how to bust teacher unions in the Walton "reform" school or studying how to apply science to chicken growing in the Tyson poultry department. Broader education in even the most esoteric of fields — even !art! — has beneficial consequences. A college classmate of mine got a Ph.D. in philosophy that propelled him to ocean-going yacht owner status as a manager of mutual funds. I wish I'd gone on the field trip he took.
What: News conference on research results
When: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16
Where: Great Hall at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
Speakers: Alice Walton, chair of the museum’s board of directors; Jay Greene, University of Arkansas professor of education reform; Brian Kisida, senior research associate in the University of Arkansas department of education reform; Rod Bigelow, Crystal Bridges executive director; Anne Kraybill, Crystal Bridges school programs manager
Judge Lanny Fite has called a Special Quorum Court meeting for tomorrow, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Saline County Courthouse in Courtroom #1.
I'm waiting on official confirmation that Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington has turned in a resignation (not retirement?) letter for October 1, 2013.
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