Director appointed for newest Ph.D.
Dr. Pamela Weathers will be
coming to ASU as the first
director of the Molecular Biosciences doctoral program. She
also will serve as the inaugural Judd Hill Distinguished Chair of
Agricultural Biotechnology in the College of Agriculture.
Weathers currently is a professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
in Massachusetts. Her appointment was announced jointly by Dr.
Greg Phillips, Dean of the Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering and
Sciences and Mathematics, and Dr. Carole Cramer, executive director
of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute. Click
here for more details on the NewsPage.
Dr. Medina-Bolivar invited to speak
Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, Biological
Sciences, was an invited speaker at the Medicinal Plants Symposium
at the annual International Conference of the American
Society for Horticultural Science, in New Orleans, earlier this
month. His topic was "Hairy Roots: Harnessing the Biosynthetic
Potential of Plant Roots for Agriculture and Medicine." Dr.
Medina-Bolivar was also appointed as a member of the Scientific
Committee of the International Symposium on Medicinal and Nutraceutical Plants to be held next March in Macon, Ga.
Dr. Srivatsan presents research in D.C.
Dr. Malathi Srivatsan presented research titled
“Extracellular Acetylcholinesterase is Neurotrophic to Somatosensory
Neurons of Rat” at the Biennial National IDeA Symposium of
Biomedical Excellence organized by National Institutes of Health in
Washington D.C. earlier this month. In addition, her undergraduate
research associate, Jonathan Treece, won a competitive travel
award from the faculty for undergraduate neuroscience to attend
the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience to be held in
Atlanta. Treece will present his research titled,
“Specific cytokines are synthesized and released by sympathetic
neurons in cell culture.”
Centennial Hall now accepting
Centennial Hall, the new name for
the ballroom of the Reng Center, is scheduled to open Monday,
Oct. 2. Reservations are now being accepted for events. In addition,
the Reng Center has been renamed the Reng Student Services Center,
which will house many student services, as the remainder of the
building opens in the fall. Centennial Hall can seat up to 1,000
people in a lecture type arrangement, 700 people in a banquet/meal
type arrangement and 600 people in a classroom (table and chair)
type setting. Also, partitions can divide Centennial
Hall into three separate rooms. For more details or to reserve a
room, call Pam Fletcher, special events coordinator, at
972-2056 or via email at
Commencement will be Friday
Wednesday, Aug. 2, is the last day of
classes for Summer Session II, with final exams on Thursday. August Commencement will be held on Friday, Aug.
4, at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center.
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