Dec. 8, 2008
Final exams this week, Monday-Saturday,
Milner and O'Connor book signing,
Thursday, Dec. 11,
Commencement, Saturday, Dec. 13,
2 p.m., Convocation Center
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Dr. Cramer attends, presents at Salk Institute
Dr. Carole L. Cramer,
director, ABI, attended the Salk Institute Plant Biology
Laboratory 25th Anniversary Symposium,
and gave a talk on “Pushing PBIO to the Interface of
Agriculture and Medicine.” She included a discussion of
the goals, facilities and research clusters within
ASU's Arkansas Biosciences
Institute (ABI). Cramer also highlighted results from her
research groups’ experiments in using plant lectins as
potential carriers of medical and veterinarian
proteins. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
is located in La Jolla, Ca., and its major areas of
study include Molecular Biology and Genetics;
Neurosciences; and Plant Biology.
Four faculty members present papers at conference
Four faculty members from the Department of Criminology,
Sociology, and Geography recently attended and presented papers
at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology in
Dr. Troy Adams, chair and professor,
Sociology, presented "Spatial Accessibility of
Supermarkets in Arkansas: The Effects of Neighborhood
Composition and Economic Factors." This paper
examines the relationship between accessibility to
supermarkets as a function of neighborhood environment.
Preliminary analysis supports theoretical expectations
and finds an empirical relationship between
accessibility of supermarkets and neighborhood
characteristics and reveals that super markets stocking
affordably-priced and nutritious foods are absent or
inaccessible in many neighborhoods.
Dr. Michael J. Botts, Criminology, presented
"Antidepressant Use, Suicide and Violence."
Criminal justice professionals who frequently come into
contact with dangerous and violent individuals and
situations have overlooked suicidal and violent behavior
caused by antidepressants. Suicide and violent dangers
stemming from antidepressant usage are examined and
presented in this paper by examining the open literature
and internal company documents and information.
Dr. Veena Kulkarni, Sociology, presented "What Matters for Self-rated Health Status? : The Case
of Sri Lanka," which examined the correlates of
self-rated health status in the context of Sri Lanka, a
country experiencing levels of objective indicators
of health, such as life expectancy and infant mortality,
that are comparable to those of developed countries. The
paper used comprehensive and recent data from the World Health Organization.
The results from the first round of the analyses
indicate statistically significant gender differences in
assessments after relevant controls.
Kurt Monroe, Criminology, presented "The Medicalization of Problem Gambling and Its Impact
on the Effectiveness of Gamblers Anonymous," a paper
exploring both the negative and positive consequences of medicalizing problem gambling, as well as the medical
model’s role in Gamblers Anonymous (GA). Using previous
research findings on identity work among professed
compulsive gamblers and the testimonies of GA members,
this project will investigate the degree to which GA is
an ineffective treatment.
Dr. Dale Clark presents master class
Dr. Dale Clark,
Music, presented a master class on
bassoon reed making at the University of Florida-Gainesville Bassoon
Day on November 1. The other guest artist on the program was
Leonard Hindell, retired bassoonist with the New York Philharmonic
Orchestra. The event was hosted by Dr. Arnold Irchai, associate
professor of Bassoon of the University of Florida and principal
bassoonist with the Washington D.C. Philharmonic. Dr. Dale Clark's
articles have been published in the Double Reed, and his
compositions, lectures, and performances have been presented at
conferences of the International Double Reed Society.
Dr. Clark was a bassoonist with the Boston Lyric Opera, and
he has performed with Orquesta Sinfonica in Monterrey, Mexico. He
has also been a guest artist at Berklee College of Music in Boston
and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Dr.
Clark is a former faculty member of Boston Conservatory, Atlantic
Union College, and the University of Memphis.
Administration Building holds annual holiday open house
The employees of the Administration Building invite the campus
community to an annual holiday open house on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 3-4
p.m., in the Administration Building lobby. Refreshments and
music will be provided.
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