Dr. Brown's new book named to core academic list
Dr. Christopher Brown, Economics at Arkansas State University, has been selected by Yankee Book
Peddler (YBP) Library Services and online magazine Academia for
inclusion on the list of core academic
books for 2008. Brown’s book, entitled “Inequality, Consumer Credit, and
the Saving Puzzle” (Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar, 2008, 200
pages), presents a vision of an economy relying on consumer credit
Brown’s book investigates the importance of recent financial
innovations, such as the securing of consumer loans and subprime
lending, in increasing the borrowing power of households at all
income levels, and it analyzes the tradeoffs and risks associated
with consumer credit dependence. For details, see the
College of Communications
students win awards
Radio-Television, Bonnie Thrasher, Journalism, and Dr.
Mary Jackson-Pitts, Radio-Television, saw several of
their students win awards at this year's Southeastern Journalism
Conference, held earlier this month in Nashville, Tenn.
John Steele, a
radio-television major, was chosen Best of the South 2008 Radio
Journalist of the Year.
Senior journalism major Sarah Morris placed third at SEJC in the
Best of the South 2008 Journalist of the Year competition at the
radio-television majors have earned awards from the Broadcast
Education Association (BEA). Students in the R-TV class in reporting
for the electronic media took third in the BEA's Media Festival.
Another R-TV student, Hunter West, was chosen in the top 10 percent
of the BEA video contest. View the award-winning
radio news podcasts
and R-TV student
projects online, or see the NewsPage
release for a complete list of participating students who
prepared the award-winning podcasts.
Dr. Dockter, Dr.
Buchanan, students go to Research Day
Dr. Michael Dockter, associate vice chancellor for
Research and Technology Transfer, and Dr. Roger Buchanan,
Zoology, recently escorted a group of ASU students to Little Rock to
participate in the Research Day at the Capitol. The students include
Marisa Wawryzniak, Lindsey Beall-Clark, Brielan Smiechowski,
Alejandra Ratti, K.C. Blackwood, and Shea Harris. The event,
organized by the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority, was held
in the Rotunda at the Capitol Building. It promoted the idea that
investing in university research and Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) initiatives produce benefits for
Arkansas’ economy. Students and researchers had an opportunity to
share poster displays and visit with the state legislators about
research on respective campuses. This interaction provided
legislators with information on the long-term return on investment
the state of Arkansas will gain through support of university
research and development and STEM programs.
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