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99th Year

August 18, 2008

Calendar highlights:

New Faculty Orientation,
Aug. 18-19

College and Department Faculty meetings, Thursday-Friday, Aug. 21-22

Final day for admissions, Friday,
Aug. 22



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Dr. Srivatsan presents research, information on ASU
Dr. Malathi Srivatsan, Molecular Biology, recently returned from Bangalore, India, after serving as an invited distinguished speaker at the Fifth International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems at the Indian Institute of Sciences. Dr. SrivatsanDr. Malathi Srivatsan spoke on “Nanomaterials for Differentiation, Growth, and Repair in the Nervous System.” She was interviewed by a major Indian newspaper, The Indian Express, on the application of nanotechnology to neuroscience. Dr. Srivatsan was also invited to present a seminar, “Cholinergic Components in Neuroregeneration” at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, a premier neuroscience research facility. Dr. Srivatsan also visited Training and Advanced Studies in Management and Communications, Ltd. (TASMAC), an education consultancy that promotes ASU among prospective students from South Asia. For details, see the NewsPage release.

McNeil, Dr. Zibluk, publish textbook review
SaSara E. McNeilra E. McNeil, coordinator, University Communications, and Dr. Jack Zibluk,Dr. Jack Zibluk Journalism, recently published a textbook review of Visual Communication: Integrating Media, Art, and Science, by Rick Williams and Dr. Julianne Newton. The review appeared in Visual Communication Quarterly, Vol. 15, Issue 3 (July 2008). Visual Communication Quarterly (VCQ) is the leading international peer-reviewed journal of theory, research, practical criticism, and creative work in all areas of visual communication. VCQ is also the official publication of the Visual Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). 

Fall Faculty Conference set for Wednesday
Fall Faculty Conference 2008, hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs and Research, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20, in Centennial Hall, Student Union, third floor. The annual event begins with a continental breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. A Faculty Association meeting will be held from 8:30-8:50 a.m., and at 9 a.m., Dr. Dan Howard, vice chancellor, Academic Affairs and Research, will welcome faculty members and introduce ASU chancellor Dr. Robert L. Potts, who will present a State of the University address from 9:05-9:30 a.m. From 9:30-11:30, university updates will be presented on a variety of topics. At 12:15, Dr. Les Wyatt, ASU System president, will present a system overview and introduce luncheon keynote speaker Dr. Jim Purcell, executive director, Arkansas Department of Higher Education. A shared governance workshop will be presented from 1:30-2:45 p.m., and a tenets of fundraising presentation will be given by Dr. Dan Howard from 3-3:30 p.m. At 3:30-4 p.m., a presentation will be given on the role of the faculty in the capital campaign. A faculty family social event will be held at the Pavilion at 5:30 p.m., co-hosted by the Faculty Association and the Office of Academic Affairs and Research. Entertainment will be provided by Paul Moore and Friends and Snap Crow Legs. For details, contact the Office of Academic Affairs and Research, ext. 2030.

Dr. Bouse's presentation cancelled
The public presentation  by Dr. Gary A. Bouse, set for Tuesday, August 19, 4 p.m., in the Dean B. Ellis Library boardroom, 8th floor, has been cancelled. Dr. Bouse is a candidate for the position of vice chancellor, University Advancement.
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