Feb. 19, 2007

Calendar highlights:

Helena Reckitt, tonight,  7 p.m., Fine Arts Recital Hall

* Winter Choir Concert, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center

* "Fences" Tuesday, Feb. 20, Wednesday, Feb. 21, Friday, Feb. 23, Saturday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center


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Drs. Farris, Jenness attend, present at conference
Dr. Je
rry Farris, Environmental Biology, and Dr. Jeff Jenness, Computer Sciences, attended a conference on e-commerce and e-government in November at Shandong University of Finance (SUF) in Jinan, Shandong Province, China. They were invited as guests of university president Shuai Chongqing in observance of Shandong University's 20th anniversary. (ASU and SUF are partner universities.) Jenness presented "The Changing Future of Business Information," and will return to teach an undergraduate and a graduate course at SUF. He will be the first exchange professor at SUF to teach an area-specific course for a complete semester.

Dr. Breeding publishes article
Dr. Richard Breeding, Psychology and Counseling, recently had an article titled "The Utility of Proactive Vocational Assessment in Advancing Consumer Empowerment"
published in Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals Journal, a national peer-reviewed rehabilitation counseling journal.

Dr. Morrow to present archaeological lecture
Dr. Juliet Morrow, ASU station archaeologist, will present a public lecture, "Atlatl Knoll: A 5,000-year-old Cemetery in Northeast Arkansas," on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., in the ASU Museum's Room 157. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Engineering article accepted for publication
Aaron Archer and Jason Self, both doctoral candidates, and Dr. Robert Engelken, Electrical Engineering, recently had their article, "Cost and Carbon Savings from Innovative Conversion of Agricultural Residues," accepted in the peer-reviewed environmental journal Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy. This paper is of great topical interest, given the recent focus on climate change and alternate energy sources.

ASU recognized for use of new media
ASU has been recognized as a world leader in its innovative approach to the use of technology by the New Media Consortium (NMC) and has become a member of NMC. NMC is an international not-for-profit consortium of more than 200 organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. ASU was among the 30 colleges, universities, and museums worldwide selected to join NMC this year. After a competitive selection process, ASU joins several highly regarded universities, including MIT, Princeton, Harvard and Yale, who have received membership designation. Museums recognized by NMC include the Cleveland Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Canadian Heritage Information Network.

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