"Drawing Noise," an innovative multimedia piece, made its world premiere at the International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition (IFIMPaC) at Leeds College of Music in Leeds, England, United Kingdom. IFIMPaC attracts innovative musical compositions and performances from composers throughout Europe and North America. Its paper presentations and performances explore the latest innovations in production techniques, electonic music composition, image sonification, multichannel soundscape compositions, impulse responses in an audio-visual live performance, electronic and digital instrument-building practices and expressive diffusion.
Dr. Ivan Elezovic, assistant professor in the Department of Music, represented the collaborative team that created "Drawing Noise" at IFIMPaC 2015. Elezovic served as the composer and sound engineer for the project. Visual artist and assistant professor in the Department of Art, Prof. Chung-Fan Chang served as its art director and principal performer. Prof. Mark Geil, photographer and assistant professor in the Department of Art, served as the director of photography. The ideas inspiring "Drawing Noise" developed from the talks given by Dr. Elezovic and Prof. Chang in the 2012-2013 year of the Brown Bag Research Talks Series. Subsequently, they presented the completed work during this academic year's Brown Bag Research Talks Series.
On February 5, 2015, the Center hosted a workshop to introduce the research support services available to faculty. In the file below, are the audio from three components: Grants and Contracts, Sponsored Programs and IRB.
Dr. Etta Morgan, chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and Dr. Otha Burton, director of the Institute of Government and a former chair, discuss the third-year review process, what counts as satisfactory progress and tips for compiling the dossier.
Dr. David Akombo and Prof. Andrew Lewis demonstrate elements of their research project, "Academic and Psychological Effects of Engaging Learners in Live Jazz Music Improvisation." (Dr. Taunjah Bell is a co-investigator.) This presentation was one of the Center's Brown Bag Research Talks featuring works-in-progress and recent research by Jackson State faculty members.
Dr. Evelyn Leggette, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, provides an overview of the tenure and promotion processes at JSU. Her presentation is followed by talks about best practices by recently tenured and/or promoted faculty: Janice Brockley, Himangshu Das, Wayne Nix, Ingrad Smith and Joan Wesley. Dr. Thomas Calhoun, interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, offers concluding remarks.
Dr. Thomas Calhoun, then Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, leads a general discussion of best practices for crafting, compiling and organizing the tenure and/or promotion portfolio. [This talk was originally given on March 27, 2014.]
Dr. Michelle Deardorff discussed ways that applicants can build tenure and/or promotion portfolios that minimize the opportunities for reviewer bias. Dr. Michelle Deardorff is a professor in JSU’s Department of Political Science. She is joined by Dr. Jean-Claude Assad, director of business graduate programs at JSU.
Jackson State University is designated as a "high research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation.
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