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100th Year

Sept. 28, 2009

Calendar highlights:

Department of Music presents Dr. Angelo Manzo and Peter Miyamoto in concert, Monday, Sept. 28,
7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

Lecture-Concert Series presents Paris Guitar Duet, featuring
Jérémy Jouve and Judicael Perroy, Thursday,
Oct. 1, 7;30 p.m.,
Fine Arts Center
Recital Hall

'Soul of A People' at the Dean B. Ellis Library through Sunday, Nov. 1


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ASU Wind Ensemble presents Centennial concert Sept. 29
As ASU celebrates its centennial anniversary throughout this year, the ASU Wind Ensemble will open its 2009-2010 season with an anniversary tribute which provides the opportunity for audience members to "Embrace Our Past: Imagine Our Future." Dr. Timothy Oliver, director of bands and coordinator of wind and percussion studies within the Department of Music, will lead the musicians of the ASU Wind Ensemble in  “Centennials, Diamonds, Gold, and Papers.”  Each of the works selected for this program are celebrating centennial (100th), diamond (75th), gold (50th), or paper (1st) anniversaries. This centennial concert event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free. For details, including program information, see the NewsPage release.

Dr. Trauth publishes article, gives keynote address
Dr. Stan Trauth, Zoology, recently published a research article in Herpetological Conservation and Biology, Sept. 2009, Vol. 4, No. 2. The article, co-authored with Dr. Michael V. Plummer, Biology, Harding University, is "The Structure of Rathke’s Glands in the Softshell Turtles Apalone mutica and A. spinifera." The article describes theDr. Stan Trauth macrostructural, microstructural, and ultrastructural anatomy of Rathke’s glands (odor or scent glands) in softshell turtles. Rathke’s glands are thought to be the oldest known amniote integumentary glands. The article discusses the possible functions of Rathke’s glands in softshells and in other turtles. The actual function of these glands, however, is largely unknown and offers a challenging opportunity for behavioral and chemical ecologists. On September 24, Dr. Trauth presented the keynote address, “Right Place-Right Time: Extraordinary Events Lead to a Herpetologist’s Dream” at the 15th annual Tennessee Herpetological Society Meeting at the University of Tennessee-Martin. In this presentation, Trauth talked about some remarkable happenings that have taken place in recent years, including a visit from Sir David Attenborough and the BBC to document some of his salamander research in 2006 to a recent filming with Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” fame last June. 

Dr. Moeeni coauthors book chapter
Dr. Farhad Moeeni, Computer and Information Technology, coauthored a book chapter, "Cyber Transportation Logistics: Architecting a Global Value-Chain for Services." The article outlines the innovative use of information technology for developing and testingDr. Farhad Moeeni smart and location-aware global supply chain systems for small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). These technologies include enterprise systems, RFID, traditional simulation modeling as well as the interactive, virtual reality simulation technologies such as "Second Life". The title of the book is Service Science and Logistics Informatics: Innovative Perspectives, and it is published by IGI Global. The contributing coauthors are Drs. Yupo Chan and Chia-Chu Chiang, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Jaouad Boukachour and Charles-Henri Fredouët , University of Le Havre, France; Madan Mohan Dey and Albert K. Toh, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; and Hing-Po Lo, University of Hong Kong, China.

August 2009 Arkansas Review is now available
The latest issue of Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies has recently been published. A themed issue with the subtitle Agriculture in the Delta, the August 2009 issue (Volume 40, Number 2) is the second issue published under new general editor, Dr. Janelle Collins, English, who replaces long-time editor Dr. Tom Williams after the latter’s departure from ASU. Featuring a beautiful cover photograph by art editor Kim Vickrey, Art/Graphic Design, the summer issue contains several scholarly articles, fiction pieces, poetry, and artwork dealing with agricultural topics centering on the Mississippi Delta Region, as well as regular features such as book reviews and Delta sources and resources. Joining Dr. Collins’ team as managing and production editor is Dr. Marcus Tribbett, English. Arkansas Review is published three times per year. Single issues are available for $7.50; subscriptions cost $20 (U.S.), $25 (Canada); and $26 (elsewhere). Contact Arkansas Review via e-mail at for copies and subscriptions. For more information, visit Arkansas Review's website.

'Eres Mi Héroe' to be featured on Spanish Movie Night
The Department of World Languages and Cultures presents Spanish Movie Night Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Room 317. The event is free and open to the public. Tonight's film, "
Eres Mi Héroe" (2004; Spanish with English subtitles) is the story of 13-year-old Ramon, for whom everything is in doubt--the future, girls, school and his studies. Ramon is a Spanish adolescent in 1975, and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is about to die. Ramon lives in a time of social upheaval and unrest marked by change, illusion, and struggle, which will shape him forever. Ramon thought that life was about winning and losing, but he will learn that it is about survival. For details, contact the Department of World Languages and Cultures, visit the department in Wilson Hall, Room 220, or call ext. 3887.

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