Dr. Medina-Bolivar presents at
Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, Plant Metabolic Engineering, was
invited to make two presentations and to chair the biotechnology
session at the International Symposium
on Medicinal and Nutraceutical Plants held in Fort Valley, Ga. Dr. Medina-Bolivar presented "Hairy Roots: Novel
Approaches for the Production of Specialized Metabolites and
Proteins." He also presented "Hairy Roots: A Source for a Highly
Defined and Enriched Resveratrol Product." Dr. Medina-Bolivar holds
a joint appointment at Arkansas Biosciences Institute and in the
Department of Biological Sciences. The symposium was co-sponsored by
the International Society for Horticultural Science.
ASU and program host 5th
biennial symposium, workshop
ASU and the Environmental
Sciences program were the hosts for the
5th Biennial Freshwater Mollusk
Conservation Society Symposium and Habitat Restoration Workshop,
held at Little Rock's Peabody Hotel recently. Dr. Alan D. Christian, Zoology, and Dr. John L. Harris served as
chair and assistant chair of the symposium and workshop.
Approximately 275 persons from academia, state and federal
agencies, non-government organizations, and
industry attended. For a complete listing of ASU faculty who
attended and presented, see the
Dr. Milner presents 2007
Beinecke Lecture at Yale
Dr. Clyde A. Milner II,
History, 2006-2007 Frederick W. Beinecke Senior Research Fellow at
Yale University, presented the 2007 Beinecke Lecture Tuesday, March
6. The lecture, "A Big Western Life: The Challenging Biography of
Granville Stuart," reflects Milner's research and writing interests in the history of the American West and Native American
history. Milner, with his wife, Dr. Carol A. O'Connor,
History, are collaborating on a biography of Stuart (1834-1918), the
quintessential pioneer who lived an extraordinary life during an
extraordinary time in American history. Dr. Milner is director
of ASU's Heritage Studies PhD program, and Dr. O'Connor is associate
dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Both Milner
and O'Connor are on sabbatical at Yale.
The ASU Department of Social Work will host a
“Protecting Children from Online Predators” workshop on Thursday, April
12, at Jonesboro Holiday Inn. Two workshops will be offered: 1 - 4 p.m.
and 6 - 9 p.m.
Robert Hugh Farley, a consultant in crimes against children, will be the
featured speaker. Farley is a 30-year veteran of Cook County Sheriff’s
Police Department in Chicago and has 28 years of investigative
experience in crimes against children. To register for the free workshop, contact
Kris Barham at ext. 3116. Seating is
limited, and the registration deadline is April 10. For details, contact
Trish Holt at 897-5087.
'Good Vibrations' comes to ASU
The Arkansas Discovery
Network, in partnership with the ASU Museum, is sponsoring the
innovative exhibit "Good Vibrations: Light, Sound, and Motion,"
opening Saturday, April 14. The fifteen innovative, inquiry-based
exhibits were designed and built by the world-renowned Exploratorium
in San Francisco. The exhibits focus on weather, sound, light,
geology, and motion. ASU Museum hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4
p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 1 pm.-5 p.m. For details, contact Julie
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