December 2003 - Volume 2, Issue 12
Savannah State University

Commencement Address

In the Spot Light ..

Research Publications

Students at Conference

Seminars/ Workshops

Scholarship Fund

U.S. Workforce Data

Dear Alumni ...

A 2003 Coolest Invention!

University News

Quotable Quotes!
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pixel Mayor of Atlanta
to Deliver Commencement Address

Shirley Franklin, the Mayor of Atlanta, will deliver the commencement address at the 163rd commencement ceremony of Savannah State University on December 13 at 10:00 AM in Tiger Arena.

Shirley Franklin was inaugurated on January 7, 2002 as the 58th Mayor of Atlanta. She is Atlanta's first woman Mayor and the first African-American woman to serve as Mayor of a major southeastern city.

She held top-ranking positions like Senior Vice President for External Relations in the Atlanta Committee for Olympic Games, Inc. and Vice Chair of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. In 1997, she formed Shirley Clarke Franklin & Associates, a management and consulting firm for public affairs, community affairs & strategic planning, and in 1998 she became a majority partner in Urban Environmental Solutions, LLC. Shirley Franklin's commitment to her community is exemplified by her active service on over 30 boards and committees.

A native of Philadelphia, she earned her BA in Sociology from Howard University and MA from University of Pennsylvania. In May 2002, she was awarded an honarary doctorate of law from her alma mater, Howard University.



Research Publications
By Dr. Xuejin Charles Zhao
(Dept of Natural Sciences & Mathematics)

Uniform Rorundity of Orlicz-Sobolev Spaces, SooChow Journal of Mathematics, 29:3 (July, 2003) 299-312

Multiple Solutions for An Inhomogeneous Semilinear Elliptic Equation in R^N, Journal of Mathematica Acta Scientia, 2003 23B(1): 1-15

Extreme Points and Rotundity of Orlicz-Sobolev Spaces, International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, 32:5 (2002) 293-299

Our Students at the 90th American Society of Agronomy Meeting
in Denver, Colarado!

Environmental Science majors Ms. Kyrishia Reid and Ms. Mariel Potts, and Dr. Kenneth Sajwan, Professor in the Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics presented the following papers at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy held in Denver, CO on November 4-6. 2003:

Q. Stephens, S. Paramasivam, P.J. Daniels, K.S. Sajwan, and K. Reid. 2003. Mineralization and nutrient leaching from soils amended with two sewage sludges.

Lattimore J.O., L. Harper, N.S. Walker, S. Paramasivam, and K.S. Sajwan. 2003. Trace metal chemistry of soils amended with two sewage sludges.

Potts, M.C., S. Paramasivam, K.S. Sajwan, and T. Schell. 2003. Adsorption of selected trace metals by two fly ash from coal-fired power plants in Savannah, Georgia.

Delise, J., S. Paramasivam, K.S. Sajwan, and C.L. Young. 2003. Phosphorus leaching from sewage sludge amended sandy and loamy sand soils of Florida and Georgia.

Alva, A.K., K.S. Sajwan, and S. Paramasivam. 2003. Copper Adsorption and desorption in different pH Soils.

Mariel Potts, Kenneth Sajwan & Kyrishia Reid

The following research paper was presented at the International Conference on Safe water held in Atlanta, Georgia from October 30-November 1, 2003:

Sajwan, K.S., S. Paramasivam, J.P. Richardson, J. Afolabi, C.L. Young, M.C. Potts, T. Schell, and J. Delise,. 2003. Water Quality Characteristics of Savannah River and its Tributaries.

Seminars .... Workshops ...

Southeast Georgia Distinguished Speaker Series (Contact: Dr. K. Jayaraman)

December 5, 2003:
Speaker: Dr. Arjan Durresi, Louisiana State University
"Research in emerging areas of networking"
Venue: Georgia Southern University

November 21, 2003:
Speaker: Dr. Paul Goransson, Meetinghouse Data Communications
"WPA (WIFI Protected Access)"
Venue: Armstrong Atlantic State University

November 13, 2003:
Speaker: Dr. Max Burge, Armstrong Atlantic State University
"Pervasive Computing"
Venue: Savannah State University

Marine Science Seminar Series (Contact: Dr. Carol Pride)

November 21, 2003:
Speaker: Dr. Beth Christensen, Director, Georgia State University
"Tracking glaciers on the NJ shelf: Integrated micropaleontology, sedimentology and geophysical data "

November 14, 2003:
Speaker: Dr. Ervan Garrison, University of Georgia
"Geoarchaeology and Paleontology of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary"

The Margaret Chisholm Robinson Endowed Scholarship Fund

A signing ceremony was held on December 2, 2003 in the President's office to establish "The Margaret Chisholm Robinson Endowed Scholarship Fund". The Scholarship fund account was opened with contributions from Dr. Chellu S. Chetty and Dr. Kenneth Sajwan (professors in the Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics).


Highlights from the
Profile of the U.S. Science & Engineering Workforce

(Source: National Science Foundation)


Source: National Science Foundation

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Source: - 2003 Coolest Inventions

Inventor: Sony

The Aibo, Sony's toy robot dog, was a huge commercial hit. But it's a quadruped so, by today's standards, no great shakes. Meet Qrio (rhymes with curio), the company's new bipedal "personal agent." More of a corporate showpiece than an actual product (on the market it would fetch about as much as a BMW), Qrio can walk uphill, sing, dance, wave hello, wiggle its fingers and kick a ball with surprising grace. Two digital cameras, one behind each eye, help Qrio map a room for future reference and recognize up to 10 different faces. It can also converse in Japanese. Can you?

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University News

Dr. Rudolph Alexander, Professor & Director of BSSW Program, Ohio State University, gave a talk on "Racism and Discriminatory Treatment in the Justice System", as part of the 2003-04 Academic Affairs Lecture Series, on December 3, 2003 at the SSU Torian Auditorium.

Quotable Quotes ......!

"The secret of education is respecting the pupil." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence." - Robert Frost

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." - Winston Churchill

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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