Dr. Lorence reviews, presents in Panama
Dr. Argelia Lorence, Plant
Metabolic Engineering, recently served as an invited
external reviewer for the Panamanian National Council of Science,
Technology, and Innovation (Secretaria Nacional de Ciencia,
Tecnologia e Innovacion, SENACYT). SENACYT is the Panamanian
equivalent of the United States' National Science Foundation (NSF).
While in Panama, Dr. Lorence also presented "Manipulation of the
vitamin C content in plants: implications to health, agriculture,
and the environment," a lecture at the Institute of Advanced
Scientific Research and High Technology Services (Instituto de
Investigaciones Cientificas Avanzadas y Servicios de Alta Tecnologia,
Dr. Romero publishes journal article on science, religion
Dr. Aldemaro Romero, Biology,
published an article in the latest issue of the journal Forum on
Public Policy, a publication from Oxford University. This issue of
the journal was a monograph, "Science, Religion and Progress." It
included contributions by 13 academicians from several U.S. and
British universities. Romero's article, "The big issue between
science and religion: purpose vs. uncertainty," discusses the
differing reception of Charles Darwin's ideas on evolution by
evangelical Protestants and Catholics. Romero's article argues that
the initial acceptance of evolution among Catholics was because the
idea was presented within the framework of 19th-century European
Dr. Hansen coordinates teachers'
Dr. Gregory Hansen, English and
Philosophy, coordinated a three-day teachers'
workshop at Jubilee Community Arts in Knoxville, Tenn. The workshop
provided teachers with resources and methods for integrating
Folklife Studies into their classroom instruction. The session's
highlight was a performance by the old-time country musician and
ballad singer, Roy Harper. A retired railroad brakeman from
Manchester, Tenn., Harper is recognized as the foremost performer of
the songs of country music legend Jimmie Rodgers.
Special edition of Inside ASU tomorrow
Watch for an exciting announcement in a special edition of Inside
ASU, which will be issued before noon Thursday morning.
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