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98th Year

Sept. 21, 2007


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Dr. Guha presents paper at Oxford Round Table
Dr. Gauri S. GuhaDr. Gauri S. Guha, Economics, was an invited speaker at the Oxford Round Table on “Global Warming – Governing a Crisis” held at the Oxford Union Chamber. He presented a paper titled, “Affirmative Climate Action in the United States” to a group of 48 scholars, including several from major U.S. universities. The Oxford Round Table provides an opportunity for academics, lawyers and policymakers to present and interact in a collegial atmosphere in the historic city of Oxford, England.

ASU professor presents film at symposium lecture series
Bill Rowe, Art, will present his film, "Why Only Killen?" at the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Bill RoweSymposium Lecture Series. This year's symposium theme is "The Current Status of Civil Rights Research and Pedagogy: A Gathering of Friends." The symposium lecture series is Oct. 3-5 at Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring participants who have been involved in the civil rights movement and its video/oral documentation. The event also celebrates the founding of the Hamer Institute.

College of Business Scholarship Gala scheduled
Tickets are now available for the College of Business Scholarship Gala, which will be held at the Holiday Inn Holidome Saturday, Sept. 29, from 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. The Scholarship Gala raises funds for scholarships. Individual tickets are $75 and include dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music by the Vikki McGee Band. To purchase tickets, contact Chris Collins at ext. 3035, or visit the dean's office in the College of Business.

Faculty Recital Series to begin
Several faculty members in the Department of Music will open the 2007-08 Faculty Recital Series with a concert on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Those on the program include Neale Bartee, Lauren Schack Clark, Dale Clark, Robin Dauer, Joy Fiala, Ken Hatch, E. Ron Horton, Richard Jorgensen, and Ed Owen. See program details and biographic information in the NewsPage release.

Rhonda Keith is scholarship recipient
Rhonda Keith, senior internal auditor, is the recipient of a $1,000 graduate level scholarship for 2007-2008 from the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA). The award, based on Keith's application, her academic achievements, and continuing involvement with ASU internal auditing functions, will be presented to her at the ACUA annual conference. Keith is currently enrolled in the MBA program at ASU.

Earthquake researcher to speak to College of Engineering
Dr. Shahram Pezeshk, interim chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis, will present "Seismic Issues in the Central United States" at ASU on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Agriculture Building, Room 203. Pezeshk and Dr. Ashraf Elsayed, Engineering, are involved in a joint research project sponsored by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. The project is titled "Shear Wave Velocity Profile and Soil Liquefaction Hazard Analysis" and is a study of how the soil will behave during an earthquake. See the NewsPage release about their work.

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