April 2004 - Volume 3, Issue 4
Savannah State University

Hill Hall Gala

In the Spot Light ..

Seminars/ Workshops

Kudos to ...

GDOT Scholarships

Alumni as Peer Mentors

Dear Alumni ...

A 2003 Coolest Invention!

University News

Quotable Quotes!
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Tom Joyner Hosts SSU's Hill Hall Benefit Gala !

Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 7:00 PM
Venue: Westin Savannah Harbor Resort

Tom Joyner, the star host of the ABC Radio Network's "The Tom Joyner Morning Show", will not only host the Gala, but will also present five "Hardest Working" awards.

Recipients of "Hardest Working" Awards

Edna Jackson
Anthony James
Paul Hinchey
Shirley James
Warren Thompson

The Gala is the University's premier academic scholarship fundraising activity. Proceeds generated by this year's event, presented with major support from Kellog's Corporate Citizenship Fund, will augment the academic scholarship program.


Dr. Matthew Gilligan
Dept of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Dr. Matthew Gilligan, Coordinator of Marine Science Program and Director of Graduate Marine Science Program, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics has been invited by the Secretary of Navy to serve on Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP). The ORAP is the advisory group to the National Ocean Research Leadership Council, and it consists of a group of experts representing the National Academies, academic oceanographic research institutions, ocean policy, state governments, ocean industry, and other members of the ocean sciences community. The ORAP is an advisory Committee to the US Navy, and the Council and Panel together are integral parts of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program.

Congratulations, Dr. Gilligan!


Seminars .... Workshops ...

Mathematics, Physics & Integrated Science Faculty Seminar (Contact: Dr. Shinemin Lin)

April 14, 2004:
Speaker: Dr. Shinemin Lin, Professor, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, SSU
"Using MATLAB in Linear Algebra"

Chemistry Seminars (Contact: Dr. Olarongbe Olubajo)

April 13, 2004:
Speaker: Dr. William Adeniyi, Associate Professor, Dept of Chemistry, North Carolina A&T University
"Detection of Trace Nickel at Iridium-Based Mercury Electrodes, Using Adsoptive Stripping Voltametry"

April 27, 2004:
Speaker: Dr. Ken Lee, Professor, Dept of Chemistry, Jackson State University
"Design of Agmatinase Inhibitor and Preparation of Agmatine Derivatives"

Kudos to .....

Dr. Jeffrey James, Dept of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Dr. Jeffrey James, Professor of Chemistry, was awarded a plaque for his dedication and commitment for over five years of service to the Project SEED Program of the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Charles X. Zhao, Dept of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Dr. Charles X. Zhao, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has been approved for promotion to Associate Professor and also for award of tenure.

COST Students Receive Scholarship Awards from Georgia Department of Transportation:

Civil Engineering Technology majors Shanay Davis, Daiza Jones and James Sapp received scholarship awards (totaling $5000) from Harold Linnenkohl, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) on April 7, 2004.The scholarships are awarded by the GDOT in conjunction with the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials to promote civil engineering education.

SSU President Dr. Carlton E. Brown, James Sapp, Daiza Jones, Shanay Davis & Mr. Harold Linnenkohl, Commissioner, GDOT

Our Alumni as Peer Mentors in Workshop in Washington, DC:

Our 1996 graduates Dr. Morris Blaylock (Post-doctoral Fellow at St. Jude Hospital, Memphis), Ms. Salynn Johnson (Doctoral student in Meharry Medical College), and Mr. John Baker (Doctoral student in Rutgers University) participated, along with Dr. Chellu S. Chetty (Professor, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics) in Minority Student Career Workshop conducted at 2004 Experimental Biology Meeting in Washington, DC during April 17-21, 2004.

They served as peer mentors for the undergraduate majors who attended the Workshop. Dr. Chetty, who sponsored their participation in his capacity as a Member of FASEB-MARC Advisory Board, also presented 2 posters at this meeting.

John Baker, Salynn Johnson, Chellu Chetty, and Morris Blaylock

Dr. Kailash Chandra Retires!

Dr. Kailash Chandra, Professor of Physics, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, is retiring from his position as a tenured Professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and he was one of the honorees in the President's Reception for Retirees held on Thursday, April 22 at 3:00 PM at Savannah Ball Room.

Dr. Chandra has served Savannah State University for almost 35 years. The College of Sciences and Technology and the Savannah State University Community will always remember Dr. Chandra's distinguished service in all areas of teaching, advising students, faculty development, curriculum development, research and grantsmanship, and community service.

We wish Dr. Chandra all the BEST!

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Source: Time.com - 2003 Coolest Inventions

Inventor: Susumu Tachi, Masahiko Inami and Naoki Kawakami

Harry Potter isn't the only academic with an invisibility cloak. A professor at the University of Tokyo has created an optical camouflage system that makes anyone wearing a special reflective material seem to disappear. Here's how: a video camera records the real-life scenery behind the subject, transmits that image to a front-mounted projector, which then displays the scene on the reflective material. The system has obvious military applications and could also be used in airplane cockpits to make landings easier for pilots.

Availability: Around 2008
To Learn More: www.star.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Dr. J. Allen Zow, Sr.
University News

Dr. Allen Zow, Sr. Accepted into Millennium Leadership Initiative!

Dr. J. Allen Zow, Executive Assistant to the President & Legal Counsel to SSU, has been accepted into the American Association of State Colleges & Universities' Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI). The goal of the MLI is to prepare the next generation of campus chief executive officers in both public and private sectors.

Congratulations to the New Officers of SSU Student Government Association (2004-05):

Sheena Travis-Bell (President)
Shanay Davis (Vice President)
Eric Keddo (Chief Justice)
Veronica Rahim (Miss Savannah State University)
Florence Cornish (1st Attendant to Miss SSU)
Zadonna Slay (2nd Attendant to Miss SSU)

Quotable Quotes ......!

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." - Helen Keller

"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research." - Wilson Mizner

"'Students learn what they care about ..' Stanford Erickson has said, but Goethe knew something else: 'In all things we learn only from those we love'. Add to that Emerson's declaration: 'the secret of education lies in respecting the pupil', and we have a formula something like this: "Students learn what they care about, from people they care about and who, they know, care about them .." - Barbara Harrell Carson

This monthly e-Bulletin, ‘SciTech’, will provide you with the latest information about the College of Sciences and Technology of Savannah State University. It will also include selected highlights from the world of Sciences and Technology.

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Dr. Kuppuswamy Jayaraman
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