Nov. 3, 2008
ASU Opera Production class
Opera" tonight, 7:30 p.m., Fine
Arts Center Recital Hall
ASU Concert Orchestra performs Tuesday,
Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center
Fowler Center Series presents
Chanticleer Thursday, Nov. 6,
7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center
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ROTC to add four names to war memorial monument
In observation of Veterans' Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, ASU's Reserve
Officers Training Corps (ROTC) will unveil the addition of four
names to the ROTC War Memorial during a ceremony starting at 1:30
p.m. at the National Guard Armory. The Arkansas State University
ROTC War Memorial was first dedicated on Nov. 11, 1995. Engraved on
the four sides of the granite monument, located to the east of the
Armory, are the names of all of the ASU ROTC recipients of the Medal
of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, and all
those who fell in combat. This monument was funded by ASU ROTC
alumni and local community organizations under the reign of Col.
(ret.) David Grossman.
The four new additions to the monument are: Ray A. Clardy
(’42, Distinguished Service Cross); Jimmie G. English (’40, Killed
in Action [KIA]); Donald W. Holman (’68, KIA); and Michael J.
McCarty (’02, Silver Star).
ASU to hold mass flu
dispensing on Nov. 6
ASU and the Craighead County Health Unit will join forces
Thursday, Nov. 6, to practice a local mass dispensing plan for flu
vaccination. Approximately 3,000 doses of free influenza vaccine will be
administered to persons aged six months and older at the Convocation
Center on the ASU campus in the Hames Rooms from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The
public may come into the Convocation Center or remain in their
vehicles and use one of the drive-through lines. The purpose of the
clinic is to provide flu vaccine to Craighead County citizens and
also to exercise the county’s mass dispensing plan, designed to
insure that health professionals and volunteers are prepared to
vaccinate or dispense medication to a large population in a very
short period of time. Participants should bring Medicaid,
Medicare, and/or state insurance cards; paperwork will be filed
as part of the clinic. There will be no charge to those who do not
have coverage and are unable to pay.
The vaccine is free to the public
at the one-day mass dispensing clinics only.
For more information, visit the
flu clinic link on the
ASU Web page for Environmental
Health and Safety, see the NewsPage
release, or contact the Arkansas Health Department at (870)
Dr. Xu wins British Petroleum
Young Scientist Award
Dr. Jianfeng Xu,
assistant professor of Biochemical Engineering at the Arkansas
Biosciences Institute (ABI) and the College of
Agriculture, was presented with the 2008
British Petroleum (BP) Young
Scientist and Student Award at the 13th International
Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition Oct.12-17, 2008, in Dalian,
northeast China. The International Biotechnology Symposium and
Exhibition is held only once every four years and is recognized as the
premier international conference in the field of biotechnology.
Xu was selected from
more than two hundred applicants to receive this global award.The overall theme of the Symposium for 2008 was “Biotechnology for the
Sustainability of Human Society.” The symposium examined the milestone
achievements and successes in biotechnology and discussed how
biotechnology can contribute to global sustainability in the 21st
Xu is part of the Arkansas
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Plant Powered Production (P3) Center at ABI. For
details, see the NewsPage release.
invited to talk in China
Plant Metabolic Engineering/ABI, was recently invited
to give a talk, "Induced Biosynthesis and Biological Activity of
Resveratrol Analogues from Hairy Root Cultures," at the 6th Annual
Congress of International Drug Discovery Science and Technology (IDDST)
in Beijing, China. Dr.
was also invited to chair the session "Develop Bioprocesses for
Production of High Value Medicines." The Congress included renowned
speakers from academia and industry, including Nobel Prize
laureates. During his stay in China, Dr.
also gave a lecture at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Laboratory of
Biochemical Engineering. Dr.
talks and research on production of resveratrol analogues and other
bioactive compounds using hairy root cultures were well-received in
both venues. Dr.
pursuing research collaborations with different academic
institutions and industries in the US, China, and South America.
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