Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
June 13, 2007

Calendar highlights:

* New Student Orientation today

* Mascot Review Committee meeting, Monday, June 18,
10 a.m., Mockingbird Room, Student Union

* Fitness Club summer hours: Monday-Friday,
11 a.m.-7 p.m.



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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, INDICASAT).

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 mysticism.

Dr. Hansen coordinates teachers' workshop
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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