July 20, 2006

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Psychology professors present research
Dr. Amy Claxton, Psychology, and school psychology graduate student, Joshua Toopes, presented research at the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., this past spring.
Dr. Craig Jones, Psychology, and Tammy Pannells, an Ed.S. graduate in Psychology & Counseling, also assisted with the study. The research was titled An evaluation of the Stop and Think social skills program with rural kindergarten students.

Dr. Srivatsan receives prestigious NIH grant
Dr. Malathi Srivatsan, Molecular Biology, has received a grant totaling nearly $200,000 from the prestigious National Institute of Health to study the effects of nicotine on developing nervous systems. Dr. Srivatsan will test the hypothesis that chronic exposure to nicotine retards development of nervous system among new born rat pups due to altered influx of calcium through the calcium permeable nicotinic receptors. Results from these experiments will begin to reveal the mechanism of nicotine’s action on survival and growth of nerve cells.

Dr. Romero to present at Oxford University
Dr. Aldemaro Romero, Biological Sciences, has been invited to give a lecture at Oxford University for the conference Science and Faith: The Great Matter. Dr. Romero, together with other distinguished scholars in science and theology from around the world, will give a presentation titled The real big issue between science and religion:  purposeness vs. uncertainty. Dr. Romero will review the response to Darwin’s ideas among scientists working on cave animals.

Drs. Malpezzi  and Clements receive Massaro Prize
Dr. Frances Malpezzi and Dr. William Clements, both of English, have been awarded the Massaro Prize in History for their article in Italian Americana on Italian American foodways. In addition, Dr. Malpezzi has recently published an essay in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council titled "Building a City of Ladies with Christine de Pizan and Arkansas State University Honors Students,” which emphasizes the importance of teaching interdisciplinary honors seminars about medieval and early modern women.

Farmers' Market is Saturday at the farm
The ASU Regional Farmers’ Market will be open every Saturday through mid-fall, beginning at 7 a.m. It is an open air market and will be located on the ASU farm (Stadium Blvd. and Aggie Rd). Items that are available include: fresh vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, eggs, pecans, hay, honey, crafts.

Sodexo Event Wednesday: Make Your Own Pizza
Sodexo Campus Dining Services is sponsoring Make Your Own Pizza for $3 on Wednesday, July 26, -- for all ASU students, faculty, staff and their families. Make Your Own Pizza will be held in the Student Union from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
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