News of Interest

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium (Room 100), Engineering Building

 

XSEDE Flyer Supercomputers, big data sets and new technological tools are used by scientists, engineers, social scientists and humanists every day. The NSF-funded Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) integrates these advanced digital resources and services and facilitates collaboration and sharing of computing resources, data and expertise. In order to broaden participation and increase accessibility of these resources, XSEDE representatives will introduce the program and conduct workshops on how people can participate. Faculty and research staff from the arts, humanities and social sciences are particularly encouraged to participate. There will be a session dedicated to how humanities scholars can use XSEDE resources.

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Registration Link: http://csetreg.ticketleap.com/xsede-workshop/

April 9, 2015 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM 
Room 3213, Third Floor of the JSU Student Center

Co-sponsored with JSU ADVANCE and the College of Public Service, this workshop features explores the ways that participants can organize their summers to advance their scholarly goals particularly publication and grant-writing.  The workshop will feature Kimberly Jacob Arriola, M.P.H., Ph.D., a multi-faceted investigator, scholar and teacher at Emory University.

Dr. Arriola is an associate professor and director of graduate studies for the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University.  Her research focuses on improving the health of marginalized populations and communities of color.  She has published numerous journal article and co-edited the book, Health Issues among Incarcerated Women.    She is principle investigator for a a NIH-funded project to develop and test a culturally-sensitive organ and tissue donation intervention for African American adults and co-investigator for two national multi-site studies that evaluate new services for HIV-infected jail and prison inmates transitioning to community living.

This workshop is designed for early career faculty and faculty new to Jackson State University.  However, all faculty are welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Pre-registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

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Saturday Writing Retreat on March 21

March 16th, 2015 by Kenya Hudson

Join us in an inspiring and distraction-free environment to work on your writing project and discover potential multi-faculty collaborations.  Refreshments will be provided by JSU ADVANCE.  Please register so we can plan properly for your participation.

Registration will close on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Flyer for Saturday Writing Retreat on Mar. 21

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Saturday Writing Retreat, November 15

November 11th, 2014 by Kenya Hudson

Join us in an inspiring and distraction-free environment to work on your writing project and discover potential multi-faculty collaborations.  Refreshments will be provided by JSU ADVANCE.  Please register so we can plan properly for your participation.

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Interim Vice President Loretta Moore Honored by IHL

February 24th, 2014 by Kenya Hudson

The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning recognized the accomplishments of Dr. Loretta Moore in contributing to the advancement of diversity and making a difference in the lives of Mississippi citizens.  Dr. Moore is the interim Vice President for Research and Federal Relations, Principal Investigator for JSU ADVANCE and Professor of Computer Science at Jackson State University.

Carolyn Howard Wins 2014 Presidential Creative Award

February 3rd, 2014 by Kenya Hudson

JSU ADVANCE congratulates Dr. Carolyn Howard for receiving one of the 2014 Presidential Creative Awards for Faculty and Staff!  Dr. Howard, an associate professor of biology and participant in JSU ADVANCE activities and programs, received a $5,000 grant to facilitate research collaboration with Dr. Shehla Pervin, an assistant professor at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.  Drs. Howard and Pervin are investigating the impact of a treatment derived from the vernonia amygdalina plant on mammary cancer stem cells in mice.