featuring Dr. Tanja McKay screens Nov. 10
ASU's College of Science and Mathematics will host a viewing party
Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. to celebrate the appearance of Dr.
Tanja McKay, Entomology, on the new season of the popular
Discovery Channel show,
Jobs with Mike Rowe." Viewing
of the show begins at 8 p.m. Viewing will be held in Laboratory
Sciences, East Wing, Room 219. RSVP for Tuesday's
viewing party to Jennifer
Clack, ext. 3079. For details, visit the
College of Sciences and
Mathematics online. Watch a sneak peek of the episode with Dr.
McKay on YouTube,
and view a poster
of Dr. McKay and her students.
Torchbearers events slated for Nov. 12
The Torchbearer breakfast and happy hour
will be here soon, on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Cooper Alumni
Center. RSVP for one of the two events or join Torchbearers now.
Great door prizes will be given away, including two Red Wolf wall
plaques made by ASU's Sign Shop. Send in pledge forms or contact
director, Annual Giving, in the Alumni Office, ext.
2718. Torchbearers are current and retired faculty and staff who
make gifts of $50 or more to the ASU Foundation. Those individuals
choose the designations of their gifts, which could be any college,
department, Santa’s Wolves, Staff Senate Educational Stipend Fund,
the Library, KASU, the ASU Museum, or any privately funded
scholarship. Torchbearer members also receive a centennial clock.
Dr. Davis co-authors article in
Dr. Sharon Davis, Rehabilitation Counseling, is co-author of the
Issues for Alcohol/Other Drug Abuse Counselors."
The study was published in the July 2009 issue of Alcoholism
Treatment Quarterly. The study examines the attitudes of alcohol and
other drug abuse counselors as well as their perceptions of
competency in working with people with coexisting disabilities. Dr.
Davis is the new program coordinator for the Master’s in
Rehabilitation Counseling program at ASU. ASU's program in
rehabilitation counseling is ranked 45th in the nation, according to
the recent U.S. News and World Report graduate schools ranking.
Dr. Kulkarni publishes article
in peer-reviewed journal
Dr. Veena Kulkarni, Sociology, and co-author Dae Young Kim published their research
on economic outcomes of second generation immigrant populations.
Their article, "The Role of Father’s Occupation on
Intergenerational Educational and Occupational Mobility: The Case of
Second-Generation Chinese Americans in New York," appeared in the
peer-reviewed journal Sociological Forum, March 2009, Volume 24,
Number 1. Dr. Kulkarni and Dr. Kim's article examines the predictive
role of parents’ socioeconomic status, which generally applies for
most racial and ethnic groups. That association does not always hold
for groups exhibiting high levels of education, such as Asian
Americans. This study, using the 2000 United Census data and the New
York Immigrant Second-Generation Survey, analyses the role of
parents’ education and occupation on children’s educational and
occupational attainment for Chinese Americans aged 18–32. The
results corroborate the positive link between parents’ socioeconomic
status and children’s educational and occupational attainments.
Children of professionals command an educational and occupational
advantage over children of entrepreneurs and children of manual
workers. However, the children of entrepreneurs surpassed the
children of manual workers with respect to educational and
occupational achievement and attainment. This suggests that
immigrant entrepreneurship contributes in the upward educational and
occupational mobility of the children of entrepreneurs.
Dr. Hacker has article
accepted in peer-reviewed journal
Dr. Hans Hacker, Political Science, and his former student,
William D. Blake, have had their article, “The Brooding Spirit of
the Law: Supreme Court Justices Reading Dissents
from the Bench,”
accepted by the Justice Systems Journal, one of only four
peer-reviewed law journals in the nation. Their article explores
reasons why justices sometimes take the unusual step of reading
their dissenting opinions aloud during the Court’s opinion
announcements. Using a unique data set collected from audio
recordings, newspaper accounts, and legal databases, Blake and
Hacker test a model explaining why justices use this practice by
analyzing ideological, strategic and institutional variables. The
major finding was that justices are more likely to read in dissent
when another justice with a similar ideology writes the majority
opinion. The Justice Systems Journal is associated with the
National Center for the Study of State Courts in Williamsburg,
The journal publishes research on all levels of court systems and
will publish the Blake and Hacker article in early 2010.
Continue to use ASU's flu
reporting link, check updates
The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention are reporting that H1N1 is widespread in 48
states, including Arkansas and the states surrounding it. Along with
this, the numbers of doctor visits for influenza-like illness is the
same or greater than what is normally seen at the peak of seasonal
flu season. The seasonal flu season has just begun and generally
does not peak until February. Further, the number of
hospitalizations and deaths from influenza and pneumonia are
continuing to grow and exceed what is expected at this time of year.
The CDC confirms that all
subtyped Influenza A
was 2009 H1N1. Despite minimal disruption to
campus life this semester, vigilance is necessary Continue to wash
hands frequently, cough into sleeves, and stay home when sick. Plan
now to get both seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccines. As always, if
you have H1N1, or someone you know on campus has H1N1, please use
ASU's on-line report
form. This helps ASU personnel know who needs assistance, as
well as helping to track the number of cases that exist within our
campus community. There are many links on ASU's
site that provide vital information. Most of the answers to
questions faculty and staff might have can be found there. For
additional information, contact the Student Health Center, ext.
2054, the Department of Student Affairs, ext.3355, or
Dr. Deborah Pursell,
Nursing, and coordinator, Regional Center for Disaster
Preparedness Education, ext. 3074.
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