Dr. Glen Jones appointed to board of
Dr. Glen Jones,
senior associate vice chancellor, Academic Affairs and Research,
assistant to the chancellor for diversity, was appointed by Arkansas Governor Mike
Beebe to the board of the
Arkansas Science and Technology Authority (ASTA). Dr. Jones replaces Dr.
John White, former chancellor of the University of Arkansas at
Fayetteville, on the board. The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority (ASTA)
was created by statute in 1983 with the mission to bring the
benefits of science and advanced technology to the people and state
of Arkansas. Twenty-five years later, ASTA’s mission is served by the development of strategies
to promote scientific research, technology development, business
innovation, and math, science, and engineering education throughout the
term on the ASTA board will expire Jan. 14, 2010. For details, see
the NewsPage release.
Dr. Lorence serves as invited speaker at
Lorence, Plant Metabolic Engineering, ABI, recently returned
from Cuernavaca, Mexico, after serving as an invited speaker at the
seventh Pan American
2008, “Pharmaceutical Environment for Students in Pharmacy: Current
and Future Perspectives. The symposium was organized by the local chapter of the
Students' Federation (IPSF), an organization representing
350,000 pharmacy students in 70 countries worldwide.
Dr. Lorence spoke
on “Advances in the Study and Manipulation of Plant Vitamin C
Biosynthesis.” While in Cuernavaca, she was also invited to serve
as international evaluator of the Academic Program in Pharmacy
offered by the School of Pharmacy of Universidad Autónoma del Estado
de Morelos (UAEM).
Award-winning journalist Chris Bynum
to speak to classes
Chris Bynum, health and
fitness writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune
and part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning staff for its coverage of
Hurricane Katrina, is the third
scheduled speaker in the Journalism
Alumni Speakers series. She will be on campus, Monday and Tuesday, Oct.
Bynum, a native of Dermott and 1970 graduate of Arkansas State
University’s journalism program, is former editor of The Herald and was
named the first recipient of the Tex Plunkett Service Award and the
outstanding journalism graduate for 1970. In
her first return visit to ASU since 1971, Bynum will speak to
classes about post-Katrina devastation and recovery in New Orleans.
For details, see the NewsPage
Dr. Blakney-Bailey to lecture on Florida Seminoles
The Central Mississippi Valley Archaeological Society (CMVAS) will
celebrate its 10th anniversary with a lecture by Dr. Jane Anne
Blakney-Bailey, Arkansas Archeological Survey, Toltec Mounds State
Park. Dr. Blakney-Bailey's lecture, "The Florida Seminoles: Colonial
Entrepreneurs," will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., ASU Museum,
Room 182. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments
will be provided, and books and other information on archeology in
Arkansas will be provided. For details on this special CMVAS 10th
anniversary lecture, contact Dr.
Julie Morrow, ext. 2071, or see the
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