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.   

Preparing for Third Year Review Workshop (Jan. 15)

January 13th, 2014 by Kenya Hudson

January 15, 2015 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM 
Senate Chamber (Room 3250), Third Floor of the JSU Student Center

Co-sponsored by the JSU Center for University Scholars, this workshop prepares faculty for third-year review by exploring expectations for faculty at the time of third-year review, evidence of satisfactory progress towards tenure, documentation of accomplishments in a dossier and the role of third-year review in the broader tenure and promotion processes. This workshop is designed for early career faculty.