Jan-Feb 2006 - Volume 5, Issues 1&2
Savannah State University

SSU & Georgia Aquarium

In the Spotlight ..

Research Publications

COST Seminar Series


Ocean Science Meeting

Dear Alumni ...

University News

Quotable Quotes!

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pixel SSU to collaborate with Georgia Aquarium

SSU has taken steps to offer an Aquarium Science Certificate Program in collaboration with Georgia Aquarium which opened in Atlanta, GA as the world's largest aquarium.

SSU President Dr. Carlton E. Brown, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Joseph H. Silver Sr., Dean of College of Sciences & Technology Dr. Babajide Familoni, and Marine Science Program Coordinator Dr. Matthew Gilligan visited the aquarium and had discussions with the leaders of the Museum.


Dr. Kenneth Sajwan, Professor & Coordinator of Environmental Science Program, Dept of Natural Sciences has been named the recipient of 2006 Society of College Science Teacher's Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award. This National Award is given to a teacher who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of science teaching. Dr. Sajwan will be honored with this award during the 54th National Conference on Science Education in Anaheim, California, April 6-9, 2006.

Dr. Dionne Hoskins, Assistant Research Professor/ Fishery Biologist (NOAA), has been selected for the fifth anniversary class of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL), a program dedicated to building and sustaining a diverse network of environmentally educated leaders who will help resolve Georgia's environmental challenges.










Research Publications:

Dr. Carla Curran, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics:

Carla Curran and Chaplin Ebanks. The effect of the parasitic isopod Probopyrus pandalicola (Packard, 1879) on tidal activity patterns of the grass shrimp Palaemonetes pugio (Holthius, 1949). Crustaceana 78:1053-61.
Chaplin Ebanks is a student of the Master's degree program in Marine Science.

Dr. Chellu S. Chetty, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics:

GH Reddy, CS Chetty and GR Reddy. Influence of Calcium and Zinc on Lead-induced alterations in ATPases in the Developing Mouse Brain. Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology 1(3): 245-252, 2006

Chellu S Chetty, Mohan C Vemuri, Gottipolu R Reddy and Challa Suresh. Protective Effect of 17-beta-Estradiol in Human Neurocellular Models of Lead Exposure. Neurotoxicology (2006)

Gottipolu R Reddy and Chellu S Chetty. Developmental lead neurotoxicity: Alterations in brain cholinergic system. Neurotoxicology (2006)

Dr. Kenneth Sajwan, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics:

Book: Sajwan, K.S. I. Twardowska, T. Punshon, and A.K. Alva. Coal Combustion Byproducts and Environmental Issues. Springer Publishers, New York, NY, USA. (ISBN # 10:0-387-25865-5).

Chapters in the Book - Coal Combustion Byproducts and Environmental Issues:
Sajwan, K.S., T. Punshon, and J. Seaman. 2006. Coal and Coal Combustion Byproducts and their Potential Use in Agriculture. p. 3-11.
Khodke, U.M., S. Tripathy, R.K. Panda, H. Veeresh, and K.S. Sajwan. 2006. Transport and Plant Uptake of Zn in an Oxyaquic Haplustalf Amendment with Coal ash and sewage sludge: A field study. p. 159-170.
Knox, A.S., J.D. Knox, D.C. Adriano, and K.S. Sajwan. 2006. Influence of Coal Combustion Flue Gas Desulfurization Waste on Elements Uptake by Maize. p. 184-189

Dr. S. Paramasivam and Dr. Kenneth Sajwan, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics:

S. Paramasivam, K. S. Sajwan and A. K. Alva. Incinerated Sewage Sludge Products as Amendments for Agricultural Soils: Leaching and Plant Uptake of Trace Elements, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution Publisher: Springer, ISSN: 0049-6979 (Paper) 1573-2932

Chapters in Book - Coal Combustion Byproducts and Environmental Issues,Springer Publishers,New York, NY,USA.
Sajwan, K.S., S. Paramasivam, A.K. Alva, and S. Ghuman. 2006. Removal of Trace Elements from Aqueous System: Comparison of Two Fly Ash Materials. p. 150-158.
Ghuman, G.S., K.S. Sajwan, and S. Paramasivam. 2006. Potential of fly Ash and Organic wastes as Amendments in Agricultural Soils: A Case study. p. 216-224.

Dr. Tarlochan Dhillon, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics:

T.S. Dhillon and V. P. Singh, Modeling of the Electroluminance Behavior of Blue ACTFEL Devices with Multiple Interface Energy States. Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductors, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, INDIA, December 13-17, 2005, pp. 100-107

T. S. Dhillon, R. Chianelli, Analysis of X-ray Diffraction Patterns of Blue SrS:Ce ACTFEL Devices for Flat Panel displays using Synchrotron Radiation. Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductors, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, INDIA, December 13-17, 2005, pp. 1159-1162


Contact: Dr. Tarlochan Dhillon, Dept of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, COST

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SSU Marine Science Faculty & Students Attend Ocean Science Meeting in Hawaii

Sponsored by the SSU/SKIO Collaboration to Integrate Research and Education (CIRE) Program and the Hampton University ASLOMP Program, faculty and students of SSU Marine Science program attended and presented platform/poster presentations at the Ocean Science 2006 Meeting on February 18-24, 2006 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ms. La Gina Frazier won third place and $50.00 in the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories (SAML) Outstanding Student Presentation Competition.

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University News

Sankofa Museum on wheels - March 7-8, 2006 - Adams Hall (Curator: Ms. Angela Jennings)

Lecture by Dr. Roy Watlington, University of Virgin Islands - March 7, 2006 at STEM Center, Hubert Bldg.
Topic: Atlantic and Caribbean Tsunamis

Quotable Quotes ......!

"The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions." - Bishop mandell Creighton

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." - Sydney J. Harris 

"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated." - Alec Bourne

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