Assistantship Applications Under Consideration

August 22nd, 2013 by Kenya Hudson

The Center for University Scholars is currently considering graduate assistantship requests from faculty members.  We expect to make decisions regarding assistantship awards by Friday, August 23, 2013.  In the interim, the graduate assistantship application will be disabled.

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JSU Graduate Assistantship Application Deadline

August 16th, 2013 by Kenya Hudson

The deadline for JSU full-time tenure track to apply for a graduate assistantship for the 2013-3014 academic year is August 19, 2013. All eligible faculty members who have applied by this deadline will be considered. The Center privileges applications leading to research publication and/or grant submission.

Graduate Assistantship Application

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Dr. Bennett Odunsi, a recipient of a graduate assistantship from the JSU Center for University Scholars, has been named one of the decade’s top ten African-centered scholars.  Dr. Odunsi is an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration.

The awards are give to researchers who have built, nurtured and inspired communities of scholars to seriously investigate African issues. The award is named after the Egyptologist, Pan-Africanist and Mau Mau activist Mwalimu Baba Joseph “Topp” Wallace. The 2012 awards were given out at the 30th Annual Conference of the Association of Third World Studies convened at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

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Dr. McDaniels Publishes A Book Chapter

January 24th, 2013 by Kenya Hudson

Dr. Preselfannie McDaniels published “Creating A Legacy of Disconnection: Colorism and Classism in Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding.” The chapter was published in Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films, and African American Literature, edited by Tara T. Green of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. The chapter is an outgrowth of research Dr. McDaniels conducted as a 2005 University Scholar.

Prof. Nwagboso Publishes A Book

January 24th, 2013 by Kenya Hudson

Dr. Emmanuel Nwagboso, Associate Professor of Political Science at Jackson State University, recently published Anarchy and the Quest for Political Stability in Sierra Leone with Edwin Mellon Press. Dr. Nwagboso thanked the Center for University Scholars for providing assistance that helped him complete the manuscript.

Join us in one of our two annual tenure and promotion workshops. This one focuses on completing the application and tracking the status of the application throughout the review process. All faculty are invited to join us!


Event:  Tenure and Promotion Discussion: Completing the Application and Next Steps
When: September 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Where: Senate Chamber (Room 3250) of the JSU Student Center

The reporting structure for the Center for University Scholars is being changed. A decision on graduate assistantship requests will be delayed as we make the transition. We hope to have the process completed by August 10, 2012. Applicants will receive decisions on their applications at that time.

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Faculty/Staff Seminar Flyer

July 30th, 2012 by Kenya Hudson

Attached is a copy of our flyer announcing our activities for the 2012-2013 academic year.  At its center are three activities: the resumption of the University Scholars Program, the inauguration of the Commit to Submit Program and the introduction of an Instructional Showcase.

JSUCUS Activities Flyer

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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.

Video: Henry Brady Delivered the 2011 Holden Lecture

November 10th, 2011 by Kenya Hudson

Henry Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, presented the fifth Holden Lecture, “Class, Race and Political Polarization in America.”