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99th Year

July 28, 2008

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Last day of classes, second summer term, Wednesday, July 30

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Dr. Hannigan inducted as Fellow of preeminent society
Dr. Robyn Hannigan
, Geochemistry, director of ASU's Environmental Sciences graduatDr. Robyn Hannigane program, and Judd Hill chair of Environmental Science, was recently inducted as a Fellow in the Geological Society of America. The Geological Society is the preeminent professional organization for Earth Sciences, and Fellow status is the highest honor a member may be awarded. GSA members are elected to Fellowship in recognition of distinguished contributions to the geosciences. Nominations may only be made by a Fellow of the Society. Dr. Hannigan was honored for her contributions as a geochemist-hydrologist, organometallic biogeochemist, and environmental scientist, who has also worked toward analytical organometal instrumentation. She is also recognized for her leadership in furthering diversity by training underrepresented minority students in environmental science research. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Faculty database of interests now available
The Office of Research and Technology Transfer is developing a database of faculty interests. All faculty and administrative staff are encouraged to check their listings, which will provide key words denoting areas of expertise and interest. To update key words, send updates and revisions to Kelly Elliot or to Faisal Rahman. The database can be searched by name or by interest.

Bluegrass Monday presents the Harman Family
The Harman Family will perform a concert of bluegrass music tonight at 7 p.m. at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 South Pruett Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM, the public broadcasting service of ASU. Admission is free, but KASU will literally pass the hat to collect money to pay the group. Mike Harman played banjo for Alison Krauss in her band Union Station from 1986 to 1990, being featured on her platinum selling "Now That Iíve Found You" CD and on her Grammy-nominated CD "Two Highways." The Harman Family performs a mixture of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and gospel. Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. For more information, contact Marty Scarbrough, program director, at ext. 2367.

Public presentation to be held today
Dr. John Marvin Berry, executive director for student affairs, South Carolina State University, will make a public presentation today at 4 p.m. in the Dean B. Ellis Library boardroom, 8th floor. He will present "The Role of the Chief Advancement Officer" as part of the interview process for the position of vice chancellor, University Advancement.

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