September 2006 - Volume 5, Issue 9
Savannah State University

In the Spotlight ..

Homecoming 2006

Research Publications

Kudos to ...

COST Fund ..

Dear Alumni ...

University News

Quotable Quotes!

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Advisory Board for
College of Sciences & Technology

The Dean, Dr. Babajide Familoni, announced the following composition for the first Advisory Board for the College of Sciences & Technology. The Board will have its first meeting on October 19, 2006 at the STEM Center in Hubert Building.

Ms. Kimberley Barnhill
Vice President
Sea Island Bank
Savannah, GA

Ms. Carolyn Green
Vice President
HES Regulatory Affairs, Sunoco Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Mr. Howard J. Morrison
Lebanon ventures
Savannah, GA

Mr. Henry Nash
President & CEO
General Scientific Corporation
Washington, DC

Dr. Ava E. Phoenix
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jacksonville, FL

Mr. David Simons
The Simons Political Group
Savannah, GA

Mr. Barron Williams
GilWil Group
Lithonia, GA

Dr. George Williams
Professor of Chemistry (Retired)
Savannah, GA


Research Publications:

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

Sajwan, K.S., S. Paramasivam, A.K. Alva, and S. V. Sahi. 2006. Fly Ash-Organic Byproducts Mixture as Soil Amendment. In I. Twardowska, H.E. Allen, and M. H. Haggblom (Eds.). p. 387-399. Viable Methods of Soil and Water Pollution Monitoring, Protection and Remediation. NATO Earth and Environmental Sciences Book Science Series, Springer Publishers, Netherlands.

Delgado, J.A., A.K. Alva, A. Fares, S. Paramasivam, D. Mattos, Jr., and K.S. Sajwan. 2006. Numerical modeling to study the fate of nitrogen in cropping systems and best management case studies. Intl. J. Crop Improvement. 15:369-420.

Alva, A.K., J.A. Delgado, S. Paramasivam, A. Fares, D. Mattos, Jr., and K.S. Sajwan. 2006. Nitrogen and irrigation management practices to improve nitrogen uptake efficiency and minimize leaching losses. Intl. J. Crop Improvement. 15:421-470.

Dr. Chellu S. Chetty, Dr. Xiaorang S. Zhang and Josephine Heinz, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics:

C. Suresh, Adanna O Dennis, Josephine Heinz*, MC Vemuri and CS Chetty. Melatonin Protection Against Lead Toxicity in Human Neuroblastoma Cell Cultures. Int. J. Toxicol. (In press 2006).

Xiaorong S. Zhang, Jung H. Choi, Josephine Heinz*, and Chellu S. Chetty. Domain-specific positive selection contributes to the evolution of Arabidopsis leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase (LRR RLK). J. Molecular Evolution (in press2006).

(NOTE: Ms. Josephine Heinz is an undergraduate student with Biology major)

Kudos to .....

Dr. Harpal Singh, Chair, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Dr. Harpal Singh, Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, has been accepted as a member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) effective September 1, 2006

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

Conference Presentations:

Sajwan, K.S., S. Nune, J.P. Richardson, K.S. Kumar, and B.G. Loganathan. Contamination status of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in Fort Pulaski in Coastal waters off Savannah, Georgia, Dioxin Conference 2006, Oslo, Norway.

Loganathan, B.G., E. Sinclair, K.S. Kumar, K.S. Sajwan, and K. Kannan. Occurrence of perfluorinated organic compounds in waste treatment plant samples from Kentucky and Georgia, Dioxin Conference, 2006, Oslo, Norway.

Mukherjee, A.B., R. Zevenhoven, K.S. Sajwan, J. Matschullat, and P. Bhattacharya. Mercury flow via coal and coal combustion by-products: A Global Perspective. International Conferences on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, 2006.

Dr. K. Jayaraman, Chair, Dept of Engineering Technology & Dr. Alex Kalu, Professor, Dept of Engineering Technology

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $149,967 to Savannah State University for support of the project entitled "Targeted Infusion Grant: Revamping Engineering Technology Programs to Include an Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Distributed Energy and Environmental Studies". This award is effective September 1 , 2006 and expires August 31, 2008. This project is under the direction of Dr. Kuppuswamy Jayaraman (Principal Investigator) and Dr. Alex Kalu (Co-Principal Insvestigator).

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University News

Savannah State University (SSU) has been authorized to offer a major in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The new Bachelor of Arts degree major, which will debut in the fall of 2007, was approved by the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents (BOR) at the monthly meeting on Sept. 13, 2006.

“The undergraduate degree in homeland security and emergency management is well warranted given the ongoing threats of foreign and domestic terrorist actions as well as the predictions of more frequent and intense weather-related disasters,” said Dr. Jane M. Gates, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at SSU. “This new major is a significant step in helping to create a new generation of policy makers, managers and scholars who are prepared to confront the devastation that cuts across economic, social and racial lines in the aftermath of a major crisis.”

Quotable Quotes ......!

"Of course there is a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates." - Abbott Lawrence Lowell

"A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students." - John Ciardi 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

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. Babajide Familoni
Dean, College of Sciences and Technology
P.O. Box 20019, Savannah, GA 31404
Tel: 912 356 2349
Fax: 912 356 2432