Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy to deliver fall commencement address

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Progress! Evidence of Progress! Alright, Dr. Alexander.

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Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), will deliver the keynote address during fall commencement exercises for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff graduating class. The free, public event will be held Friday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. in the Pine Bluff Convention Center arena.

Dr. Ramaswamy was appointed to serve as director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on May 7, 2012. As part of USDA’s Research, Education, and Extension mission, he oversees NIFA awards funds for a wide range of extramural research, education, and extension projects that address the needs of farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers.

Prior to joining NIFA, Dr. Ramaswamy served as dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. He provided overall leadership for the college’s academic programs at the Corvallis campus and OSU…

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UAPB students excel at INBRE Research Conference

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Once again, the minds of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff! Amen, yall!

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students at inbre 2016 conference (l-r) Mercedes Winfrey, Tia’Asia James and Jasmine Johnson are photographed with their certificates at the Arkansas INBRE conference

Fourteen University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) students participated in the 2016 Arkansas INBRE Research Conference that was held recently. Students gave oral and poster presentations in biology, physics, chemistry, and biochemistry.

Tia’Asia James, a senior majoring in chemistry, won “First Place Overall” in oral presentation in the chemistry and biochemistry category. Her research topic was “Synthesis and Analysis of Superparamagnetic Bridged Lanthanide (III) Complexes.” She completed this research while serving as a STEM Academy Intern at Texas A&M University during the summer of 2016.  The award included a certificate, plaque and a check for $500.

Mercedes Winfrey, a junior majoring in physics, won second place in the poster presentation in the chemistry and biochemistry category. Her project was entitled “Measuring Carbon Dioxide Emissions as a Basis for Understanding Indoor Air…

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UAPB honors students present at historic national conference

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I cried because I am so glad that UAPB is producing women like this! Go Queens!! This my Grandma, Mama, and Daddy’s alma mater Reppin for the home state!

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Sheena Meadows, Christ-Shamma Matalbert, Amera Allison, Dr. Carolyn F. Blakely (l-r) Sheena Meadows, Christ-Shamma Matalbert, Amera Allison, Dr. Carolyn F. Blakely

Two scholars from the Carolyn F. Blakely Honors Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff presented research in Nashville at the 25th Annual National Association of African-American Honors Programs (NAAAHP) Conference.

Amera Allison, a sophomore business major from Detroit, MI, presented research on the impact three of the four controlling images of black women in the media (as identified by Patricia Hill Collins, 2000) have on the behavior of their black women audience. Christ-Shamma Matalbert, a sophomore political science major who is originally from Haiti but currently a resident of Douglasville, GA, presented research on college students’ perception of natural hair in the professional setting. Both students received certificates for their presentations.

Mrs. Sheena T. Meadows, director of the Carolyn F. Blakely Honors Program, stated that she is, “immensely proud of Allison and Matalbert for their hard…

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