Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
April 6, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* ASU Theatre's "Twelfth Night" opens tonight

Convocation of Scholars begins Monday with Student Honors Awards Ceremony

Student Honors Recital Monday

Faculty Honors Convocation, Tuesday, March 10

Spring Choral Concert and silent auction, Tuesday, March 10


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Dr. Medina-Bolivar presents at international symposium
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 NewsPage.

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.

Child protection workshop scheduled
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 Museum
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 at 2074.

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