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100th Year

July 29, 2010

Calendar highlights:

ASU Summer Children's Theatre presents "Pippi Longstocking,"  Thursday, July 29,
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Friday, July 30, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.



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ASU Board of Trustees to meet July 30 in Little Rock
ASU’s Board of Trustees will meet Friday, July 30, at 1:30 p.m. at the ASU Little Rock office, 2222 Cottondale Lane, Suite 230, Little Rock. The agenda and resolutions have been posted on the ASU System website – For those who are unable to travel to Little Rock for the Board of Trustees meeting, the meeting can also be heard via conference call at 1:30 p.m. in the ASU Chancellor’s Conference Room in the Administration Building on the ASU-Jonesboro campus.

Dr. Srivatsan gives invited talk at international coDr. Malathi Srivatsanngress
Dr. Malathi Srivatsan, Molecular Biology, was recently invited to give a talk at the Fifth International Bioengineering Congress at Tepecule Convention Center in Izmir, Turkey. She presented “Interactions of Nanomaterials and Neurons: Potential Applications and Concerns" during the plenary session. This has led to developing research collaborations between faculty in the Bioengineering department at Ege University in Izmir and Dr. Srivatsan herself. 

Dr. Srivatsan, Dr. Haran, receive funding for research
Dr. Malathi Srivatsan, Molecular Biology, and Dr. Shivan Haran, Mechanical Engineering, will collaborate on a National Science Foundation (NSF) proDr. Shivan Haranposal, "Stream Computing for Research and Education in Science and Engineering." Dr. Kenji Yoshigoe of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock (UALR) is the Principal Investigator (PI) and Dr. Srivatsan is one of the Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs). The NSF funding of $400,000 for this collaborative project will provide Dr. Srivatsan and Dr. Haran with multi-gigabit connections to stream large volumes of data in real time to a high-performance cluster at UALR. This system will enable collaborative research between researchers at UALR  and Dr. Srivatsan to detect and analyze electrophysiological signals from neurons interacting with ligands, neurotransmitters, and nano materials; the system will also allow UALR researchers and Dr. Haran to analyze soil conditions and ground motions for earthquake-related applications.

DCED hosts seminar on social media strategies
The Delta Center for Economic Development (DCED) at ASU will host a seminar, "5 Social Media Strategies for Non-Profits," Thursday,  Aug. 5, 1-4 p.m., in Room 110. The DCED is at 319 University Loop West, on the campus of ASU-Jonesboro. Cost is $20 per person. Speakers are Jerry Smith, director, EDA University Center for Regional and Community Development, Herb Lawrence, director, Small Business Technology and Development Center, and Abi Siler. Call ext. 3003 for details.

The Torchbearer campaign has begun 
The Torchbearer campaign has begun, and staff and faculty members on 12-monthTorchbearer tumbler payroll should have received pledge cards by campus mail or e-mailed notices of gifts by now. A Torchbearer is a faculty or staff member, current or retired, who gives to the ASU Foundation. Membership is awarded with a $50 or more gift, usually fulfilled by payroll deduction. Centennial Torchbearers give $100 or more. All Torchbearers receive a Torchbearer shirtgift – regular members get a tumbler, and Centennial members get a choice of the tumbler or  a shirt. All Torchbearers will be invited to a reception this fall--details will be forthcoming. For more details, contact Elaine Poynter, director, Annual Giving, ext. 2718.

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