Dr. Jessica (Buck) Murphy, Associate Professor of Technology, and JSU ADVANCE participant, has recently been elected Director of Region 2, member of the Board of Directors of Epsilon Pi Tau.  Her three year term begins July 1, 2014 and will end on June 30, 2017.  In this capacity, Dr. Murphy will work to advance the Epsilon Pi Tau program in service to its members and to the many deserving students and professionals in the fields of technology.

For more information about Epsilon Pi Tau please visit the website at:
The link for Epsilon Pi Tau is http://www.epsilonpitau.org/

JSU ADVANCE congratulates Dr. Jessica Buck on this significant accomplishment.

Taunjah Bell has been invited to attend the 2014 Pardee RAND Corporation Summr Faculty Workshop on Research and Policy Analysis in Santa Monica, California in July 2014.  Fewer than fifty faculty members nationwide were invited to apply and only fourteen were selected to participate.  Dr. Bell's work focuses on the impact of neuroscience research on public policy influencing the medical and clinical treatment of American soldiers affected psychologically and physiologically by combat and other active duty obligations.

Dr. Bell is an assistant professor of psychology and an active participant in JSU ADVANCE activities.

Dr. Evelyn J. Leggette, Dean of Unergraduate Studies and Professor of Education, has been appointed Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees for State Institutions of Higher Learning.  Dr. Leggette has been part of JSU ADVANCE's implementation team and worked closely with the JSU ADVANCE team.  Read more.

Dr. Carolyn Howard Profiled in JSU Roars

May 9th, 2014 by Kenya Hudson

Jackson State University profiled Dr. Carolyn Howard in its JSU Roars feature highlighting JSU advances in research and technology.  Dr. Howard, a JSU ADVANCE participant, is an associate professor of biology and recent recipient of a 2014 Presidential Creative Award for Faculty and Staff.  Dr. Howard's recent research examines the potential for Vernonia amygdalina to "reduc[e] mammary cancer stem cell MCSC-mediated initiation and progression of mammary tumors.  Read more.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Leadership accepted Dr. Carolyn Howard and Dr. Jacqueline Stevens.  Both Howard and Stevens are associate professors in JSU's Department of Biology and participants in JSU ADVANCE.  Read more.

JSU ADVANCE Summer Writing Retreat

February 27th, 2014 by Kenya Hudson

The Summer Writing Retreat (SWR) provides a means of support for the research careers of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) women faculty. The SWR curriculum is designed to enhance the participants' research and writing skills to increase publication of peer-reviewed articles and to increase the quality of grant proposals submitted. The SWR also promotes the cohesion of a circle of scholarly writers and the self-discipline of daily writing. The overall goal is to redefine the role of women faculty in STEM and SBS by strengthening their publishing and grant writing productivity within their departments. The SWR can support pre-tenure or tenured faculty, as part of the university’s promotion and tenure review process.

The first residential week of the Summer Writing Retreat is scheduled for May 26 – 31, 2014 at the Duncan Gray Episcopal Camp and Conference Center in Canton, MS; and the second residential week is scheduled for July 27 – August 2, 2014 at Homewood Suites in Daphne, AL.

Conditions of Participation:

  • *  Participants must commit to full attendance for both weeks.  
  • *  Teaching is not allowed during the summer period.
  • *  A full proposal or a completed manuscript ready for submission to a funding agency or a refereed journal/conference proceeding will be required at the end of the summer.
  • *  Participants must present their research to the group of participants and invited guests at the end of the summer.
  • *  $10,000 stipend awards will be given to ten women faculty selected to participate in the 2014 Summer Writing Retreat. This is contingent on the funding the faculty member is already receiving.  (Awards cannot exceed a two months' salary for the faculty member.)
  • *  Participants must provide weekly updates on the status of their projects.
  • *  Participants must sign a contractual agreement upon selection.

Application Requirements:

  • *  Complete the online application by March 21, 2014.
  • *  Provide a current vita by email.
  • *  Have selected or begun a writing project, i.e., grant proposal, manuscript of a book chapter, or a research article to work on during the SWR.
  • *  Successful applicants will be notified by March 28, 2014 and must accept by April 4, 2014.

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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.   

Research Agenda Workshop

October 9th, 2013 by qpang

The Center for University Scholars, JSU ADVANCE and the Division of Research and Federal Relations are pleased to invite you to participate in a workshop designed to assist faculty in developing and pursuing their research agendas. The workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, October 11, 2013, in the auditorium of the Engineering Building. Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young will lead participants in hands-on activities and discussion. Registration is preferred, but not required.

For Registration and More Information:

http://www.jsums.edu/scholars/2013/10/07/event-developing-research-agenda-workshop/

Components of the Program:
• Administrative Sabbatical: One semester project in a top level area of JSU, mentored by a leader at the cabinet or dean’s level
• Leadership Panel: Assembly of external university leaders to discuss best practices in top management decision-making
• Lunch and Learn: quarterly luncheons where academic leaders and JSUAdvance participants discuss pertinent issues in higher education
• Conference Travel: Travel to a conference dedicated to issues in higher education

The deadline for application is Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Selected applicants will be notified during the summer.

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