Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
July 16, 2007

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* Biology radio show #73 today, 4:44 p.m., KASU 91.9 FM

* New Student Orientation, Wednesday, July 18


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ABI director gives keynote presentation in Mexico
Dr. Carole Cramer, ABI executive director, was an invited keynote speaker at the recent XII Congreso Nacional de Biotechnologia y Bioingenieria held in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. This congress represented the 25th anniversary of the Sociedad Mexicana Biotechnologia y Bioingenieria, the sponsoring organization of the conference, which numbered more than 1,000 participants, including approximately 500 students. Dr. Cramer's keynote address, "Biotechnology at the interface of agriculture and medicine," highlighted research being done at ASU within her own research group, as well as the ABI research groups of Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolívar, Dr. Pamela Weathers, Dr. Argelia Lorence, and Dr. Maureen Dolan.

ABI faculty present at International Vaccine Conference
Two ABI faculty members, Dr. Carole Cramer, ABI executive director, and
Dr. Maureen Dolan
, Biochemistry, traveled to Verona, Italy, to participate in an international conference, "Plant-Based Vaccines and Antibodies," held at the University of Verona. Dr. Cramer, a member of the conference's scientific advisory panel, was an invited symposium speaker as well as a session moderator. Drs. Dolan and Cramer also presented several posters describing results of ABI research on using plants to produce complex immuno-modulating proteins for vaccine applications.

UPD Chief James Chapman graduates from program
ASI's Chief of Police James Chapman, University Police Department, recently graduated from Arkansas Leader, an executive management program sponsored by the Criminal Justice Institute of the UA system and the FBI. Chief Chapman, with UPD for 3 years, was one of 25 law enforcement leaders chose to attend the 16th session of this prestigious program. Participants are carefully selected, and leadership, education, advancement of the law enforcement profession and individual and agency development are emphasized in the program.

Alumna to be honored by College of Business
ASU alumna Candace A. Franks (BA '74, MA '76), the newly appointed Arkansas State Bank Commissioner, will be honored at a reception hosted by the McAdams Frierson Chair of Bank Management and the ASU College of Business. The reception will be held in the Grand Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, in Jonesboro on Tuesday, July 24, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Franks will be presented the Key to the City of Jonesboro at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by e-mail to, or call 972-3492 by Friday, July 20,
5 p.m.

ASU Mascot Review Committee to meet today
ASU's Mascot Review Committee will meet today at 11 a.m. in the Chickasaw Room, Student Union. The committee will discuss and approve an action plan to be forwarded to ASU-Jonesboro chancellor Dr. Robert L. Potts in fulfillment of the charge Potts issued to the committee in May of this year.

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