Professional Development

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium (Room 100), Engineering Building


XSEDE Flyer Supercomputers, big data sets and new technological tools are used by scientists, engineers, social scientists and humanists every day. The NSF-funded Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) integrates these advanced digital resources and services and facilitates collaboration and sharing of computing resources, data and expertise. In order to broaden participation and increase accessibility of these resources, XSEDE representatives will introduce the program and conduct workshops on how people can participate. Faculty and research staff from the arts, humanities and social sciences are particularly encouraged to participate. There will be a session dedicated to how humanities scholars can use XSEDE resources.

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April 9, 2015 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM 
Room 3213, Third Floor of the JSU Student Center

Co-sponsored with JSU ADVANCE and the College of Public Service, this workshop explores the ways that participants can organize their summers to advance their scholarly goals particularly publication and grant-writing.  The workshop will feature Kimberly Jacob Arriola, M.P.H., Ph.D.; a multi-faceted investigator, scholar and teacher at Emory University.

Dr. Arriola is an associate professor and director of graduate studies for the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University.  Her research focuses on improving the health of marginalized populations and communities of color.  She has published numerous journal articles and co-edited the book, Health Issues among Incarcerated Women.  She is principle investigator for a a NIH-funded project to develop and test a culturally-sensitive organ and tissue donation intervention for African American adults and co-investigator for two national multi-site studies that evaluate new services for HIV-infected jail and prison inmates transitioning to community living.

This workshop is designed for early career faculty and faculty new to Jackson State University.  However, all faculty are welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will be provided.


March 26, 2015 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM 
JSU INNOVATE, First Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

This workshop introduces participants to the Blackboard Learn teaching and learning environment.  It includes an introduction to the basic elements of the course environment and demonstration of the ways that its communication and collaboration tools can be used for online and hybrid courses.  This workshop is designed for early career faculty.  However, all faculty are welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday Writing Retreat (Mar. 21)

March 16th, 2015 by Kenya Hudson

Join us in an inspiring and distraction-free environment to work on your writing project and discover potential multi-faculty collaborations!  Refreshments will be provided by JSU ADVANCE.  Please register so JSU ADVANCE can plan properly for your participation.

Registration will close on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Flyer for Saturday Writing Retreat on Mar. 21

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Workshop: Writing Well and Publishing More (Mar. 19)

March 16th, 2015 by Kenya Hudson

March 19, 2015 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM 
Room 3213, Third Floor of the JSU Student Center

This interactive workshop explores ways to improve efficiency in writing and submitting articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals.  Topics include identifying and targeting journals, cultivating writing habits, developing a strategy for working on multiple articles simultaneously and understanding the manuscript review process.  This workshop is designed for advanced graduate students and new and early career faculty.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration will close at 40 entries or 10:00 a.m. on March 19, whichever occurs first.

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Audio Playlist: Research Services Workshop

February 7th, 2015 by Kenya Hudson

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.