June 5, 2006

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International workshop on hairy roots research
Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, ABI and Biological Sciences, and Dr. Argelia Lorence, ABI and Chemistry and Physics, are organizing the first International Workshop on Hairy Roots at the Arkansas Biosciences Institute on Thursday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event is sponsored by ABI and the Phytochemical Society of North America (http://www.psna-online.org).  The program includes morning lectures by invited speakers, two from abroad, and hands-on laboratory techniques in the afternoon. Space for this workshop is limited and advance registration is required. For details on the program, abstracts of the presentations and registration, click on workshop website.  Students may take advantage of the workshop and register as a course. You will be required to attend additional lectures (undergraduate and graduate students) and write a short proposal (graduate students only).  For details, contact the workshop organizers, Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar or Dr. Argelia Lorence.

Dr. Lombeida selected for NEH program
Dr. Ernesto Lombeida, Spanish, has been selected as one of 450 faculty members nationwide to attend summer study opportunities supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Endowment is a federal agency that each summer supports seminars and institutes at colleges and universities so that teachers can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines. Lombeida will participate in the five-week program, “Representations of the ‘Other’: Jews in Medieval Christendom" at Oxford University’s Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
  For all the latest faculty and staff achievements, click on Campus News.

Summer Children's Theatre opens June 21
The Theatre Department announces the 2006 season schedule for the Summer Children's Theatre.
  The 11th season will open with Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective on June 21, continuing with performances also on June 22 and 23. Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective is sponsored by Brackett-Krennerich & Associates, Architects.
  The second production of the season will be Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf with performances dates on July 26, 27 & 28. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf is sponsored by The Golden Grotto. For more details, click here.

New Student Orientation tomorrow
The third session of New Student Orientation (NSO) will be Tuesday beginning at 7:45 a.m. with registration in the Student Union, followed by a welcoming in the Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. NSO will continue throughout the day across campus. Click here to see a schedule. The NSO sessions are all full through Tuesday, June 20. However, Office of Admissions is taking reservations for other dates, which are on June 22 & 27, July 11 & 25 and Aug. 1 & 18. For more details about NSO, click here. Thanks to all who work so hard to make the NSO sessions a success for our new students!

Search Committee meeting postponed
The Chancellor Search Committee meeting that was scheduled for today was postponed because of members' scheduling conflicts.  The meeting will be re-scheduled.

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