Inside ASU, News for Faculty & Staff, Arkansas State University
98th Year

Sept. 17, 2007


* Constitution Day, Monday, 9 a.m.,
Centennial Hall

* Spanish and Latino Heritage Week,
Sept. 17-21

* Yearbook makeup portraits, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday,
Student Union
Center Court


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Drs. Green, Christian, Bouldin, and Hannigan get NSF grant
Dr. Steven Green, Soil and Water Conservation, Dr. Alan Christian, Zoology, Dr. Jennifer Bouldin, Ecotoxicology, and Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Geochemistry, were awarded a $190,835 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant.  Collaborators on the grant include Dr. Ben Rougeau, Chemistry, and Dr. Bill Baker, Plant Science. This grant facilitates the establishment of a new Biogeochemical Analysis Laboratory in the Agriculture Building. Grant funds will purchase three major analytical instruments: a carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur analyzer for solids; a dissolved carbon and nitrogen analyzer for liquid solutions; and a wet chemistries autoanalyzer. These instruments will be used in conducting four interdisciplinary research projects in biology, geochemistry, and agriculture. This grant will also be used for undergraduate and graduate teaching laboratories in the departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Physics, the College of Agriculture, and the Environmental Sciences graduate program.

Spanish and Latino Heritage Week is Sept. 17-21
The Student Activities Board is sponsoring Spanish and Latino Heritage Week this week, Sept. 17-21. For details, see the NewsPage release.

Forensics faculty contribute items to textbook
Several ASU faculty members have contributed to a recently published textbook, James Girard's "Criminalistics: Forensic Science and Crime." Contributors include Dr. Maureen Dolan, Dr. Carolyn Dowling, Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Dr. Tanja McKay, and Dr. Kelly Redeker. Previous editions of this text have been the top-selling textbook for introductory forensic science courses in the U.S. This latest edition, featuring ASU faculty, has been redesigned to link techniques with real-world applications.

Dr. Hannigan edits book on environmental chemistry
Dr. Robyn Hannigan, Judd Hill Chair of Environmental Sciences, edited the recently published "Concepts and Applications in Environmental Chemistry," with co-editors Dr. Dibyendu Sarkar and Dr. Rupali Datta. The book includes chapters written by the editors as well as by ASU environmental sciences graduate students and authors from across the globe. Published by Elsevier, it is the fifth volume in the Developments in Environmental Science series. The book is a reference for professionals and a graduate-level textbook for environmental chemistry and low temperature geochemistry.

Dr. Ogendi publishes two chapters in textbook
Dr. George Ogendi, Environmental Geology, is the author of two chapters in "Concepts and Applications in Environmental Chemistry," co-edited by Dr. Dibyendu Sarkar, Dr. Rupali Datta, and Dr. Robyn Hannigan. Dr. Ogendi wrote the book's first chapter, "Association of dissolved organic carbon with stream discharge and dissolved metals concentrations in black shale-draining streams," with Dr. Hannigan and Dr. Jerry Farris, Environmental Biology. Dr. Ogendi also co-authored "Black shale weathering contribution to stream chemistry using end-member mixing analysis," with lead author Leonette Cox, a doctoral student in environmental sciences.

Yearbook pictures makeup session: Today, Sept. 17
Monday, Sept. 17, is the last day this semester to have yearbook photos made. Child Art Studio will be set up just off the Center Court, Student Union, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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