Center for University Scholars

Previous Talks

Li-Jing Chang

“The Effects of Demographics and Job Related Stressors on Newspaper Journalists’ Job Satisfaction, Turnover Intention and Job Performance”

James Eijwale

“Facilitating Teaching and Learning Across STEM Fields”

Candis Pizzetta

“Collaborative Learning in the Online Literature Classroom”

Ivan Elezovic

“A Structure in ‘C’”

David Akomobo

“A Multicultural Music Appreciation in a Familiar Key”

Chung-Fan Chang


Gina Scutelnicu

“Public Health and Access to Healthy Eating and Active Living: Lessons to Be Learned from the State of Mississippi”

Yumi Park

“Engraved Head Motifs on Cupisnique Ceramics: Emblems of Identity in Early Andean Art”

M. Yvette Turner

“Forty Years Later: Is the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 Making a Difference in ‘Preventing’ Sexual Harassment in the Workplace”

Thomas Kersen

“Exploring the Mystical Side of Running”

Brown Bag Research Talks

This discussion series features recent recipients of travel grants presenting their research to colleagues.  The Center provides light refreshments and beverages and welcomes participants and attendees to bring their lunches.  All discussions convene at 11:00 a.m. in the Holden Reading Room on the fourth floor of the H.T. Sampson Library.

October 23: Dr. Okechukwu Anyamele

Trends and Disparities in Infant and Child Mortality in Nigeria: Evidence from 2003 and 2008 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Data

November 14: Drs. Tabitha Otieno and Benjamin Ngwudike

"Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: What Do the Data Tell Us?"

January 23: Dr. Rashell Smith-Spears

"The Black Vampire in African-American Literature and Popular Culture"

February 11: Dr. Byron D. Orey 

"Hair Texture, Complexion and Candidate Evaluation"

February 20: Dr. Robert Luckett

"Massive Resistance: The Evolution of Racist Politics in Mississippi"

February 25: Dr. Rico Chapman

"Black Studies at Jackson State College: The Institute for the Study of History, Life and Culture of Black People, 1968-1979"

February 27: Dr. Deborah Barnes

"Carnivals of Blood: The Business of Spectacle Lynching"

March 18: Dr. Yumi Park and Prof. Charles Carraway

"Hidden Jewels of the Permanent Collection of the Art Department at Jackson State University"

March 25: Dr. Gloria Billingsley

"Redistributing Power: The Reversal of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act"


Are you interested in presenting a Brown Bag Research Talk during the Spring 2014 or Fall 2014?  E-mail us.