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Nov. 19, 2008

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Dr. Haran receives NASA EPSCoR award
Dr. Shivan Haran, Mechanical Engineering, in conjunction with Dr. Guoliang Huang, Systems Engineering, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has received a NASADr. Shivan Haran EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development Planning and Preparatory (RID P and P) award for "Real-Time Damage Detection in Sandwich Honeycomb Panels by Using Complementary Vibration and Wave Propagation Approaches." The objectives of this project are to develop a new quantitative damage detection technique and to conduct a comprehensive study of the dynamic behavior of honeycomb composite panels, which have surface-bonded actuators/sensors. The project will further determine design parameters to enable this system to reach its specified performance, particularly at extreme loadings such as very high temperatures (300° F). The project is expected to lead to the development of a new reliable online self-monitoring technique for large space structures with integrated actuators/sensors. Such research addresses the need for safe and reliable structural health monitoring in space,one of the key objectives of NASA’s aviation safety programs.

Laura Miller is awarded State Star designation
Laura Miller, business consultant, ASU Small Business Technology and Laura Miller
Development Center, has been awarded the State Star designation by the National Association of Small Business Development Centers. State Stars are exemplary performers who make significant contributions to their state’s SBDC programs and show a strong commitment to small businesses. Miller, who has been with the SBDC for eight years and holds a Certified Business Advisor designation, provides assistance to business owners and entrepreneurs wanting to start and grow their businesses.

ASU Title IV-E team sponsors Lunch and Learn
Dr. Joanna Grymes, Teacher Education, served as chair and moderator for the annual  ASU Title IV-E Academic Partnership for Public Child Welfare Lunch and Learn, "Who’s Who and What Do They Do in Providing Services to Substance-Abusing Families." The panel included professionals from the Division of Children and Families Services, mental health and drug court professionals, and faculty from the Department of Social Work's Title IV-E Program, including Lynda Nash, LCSW, field trainer. The Title IV-E program is directed by Karen Fullen, LCSW, and the Interdisciplinary Team is led by the Title IV-E principle investigator (PI), Dr. Richard Freer, Social Work. Other members of the interdisciplinary team include: Dr. David Saarnio, Psychology and Counseling, and
Dr. Larry Salinger
, Sociology/Criminology. More than 70 students and faculty from Psychology, Sociology, Education, Criminology, and Social Work attended the event.   The Title IV-E Academic Partnership for Public Child Welfare is in its 14th year at ASU.

ASU Bookstore's faculty and staff event continues today
The ASU Bookstore invites all faculty and staff to its annual appreciation event today, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and a 35% discount will be offered on selected merchandise. For more information, call the ASU Bookstore at ext. 2058.

New issue of library newsletter is available online now
The November/December issue of library4faculty@astate, an electronic newsletter for ASU faculty from the Dean B. Ellis Library, has been issued and may be viewed by clicking on the link above. This issue includes information about several changes coming to the library and to online resources in the coming months, information about library hours over the holiday and interim periods, and a reminder that it is time to renew borrowed books before the end of the semester. Alternately, view the newsletter at: For details, contact Jeff Bailey, assistant director, Public Services, at the Dean B. Ellis Library, ext. 3077. For back issues of the newsletter, click here.

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