Posts Tagged ‘Jackson State University’

Committee makes nominations

In accordance with the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership by-laws, chairman Paul Moak appointed a nominating committee chaired by Clay Hays. This committee reported their actions to president Duane O’Neill, who in turn is authorized to notify the entire membership of the nominating committee’s report. Candidates to serve a three-year term expiring December 2014 are: Freddie […] [...]

Hamme wins NSF funds

by Published: October 9,2011

Tags: Ashton Hamme, Jackson State University

Ashton Hamme, a Jackson State University associate professor, has won a three-year grant to teach the next generation of scientists while finding ways to use nanotechnology to detect water-born pathogens. The Clarion-Ledger reports the National Science Foundation awarded Hamme nearly $1 million for the project called JSU-RISE. It will enlist faculty members from a number […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Ayers family worked too hard to see neglect at this level

Never in his wildest dreams  would Jake Ayers had believed, in 1975, what has become of the Mississippi college desegregation lawsuit, known simply as “Ayers.” When all was said and done in 2004, Mississippi education officials said they could get to work enforcing the $503 million settlement designed to correct racist neglect of Jackson State, […] [...]

JSU researchers honored

Five Jackson State University researchers have been recognized as pioneers in their fields by the National Academy of Inventors. The inductees are biology professors Ernest B. Izevbigie and Hari Parshad Cohly and chemistry professors Paresh Ray, Ming-Ju Huang and Kenneth S. Lee. Also inducted was former JSU biology professor John E. Piletz, who worked with […] [...]

JSU ethanol research

A Jackson State University professor has found that a technique called “immobilization” can be used to make enzymes used for ethanol production more stable and cost effective. Ethanol can be produced by microbial fermentation of sugar, and enzymes are used to convert polymer sugars such as starch into simple sugars. Dr. Huey-Min Hwang has shown […] [...]

Jackson State hires first female AD

JACKSON — Jackson State University has hired Vivian Fuller as its first female athletic director. University President Carolyn Meyers introduced Fuller at a news conference Wednesday. The 56-year-old Fuller replaces Bob Braddy. The Clarion-Ledger reports Fuller’s salary was not immediately available. Braddy had made $100,000. The daughter of a North Carolina sharecropper, Fuller has spent […] [...]

Jackson State has new president

JACKSON — The governing board for Jackson State University has formally approved hiring Carolyn Meyers as the school’s new president, making her the first woman to hold the top job at JSU. The Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning named Meyers to the position Wednesday. She replaces interim president Leslie McLemore, […] [...]

JSU, Alcorn pres candidates picked

JACKSON — Carolyn Meyers, a past president of Norfolk State University, was named Monday as the preferred candidate for president of Jackson State University. If formally named president, Meyers would be the first woman to lead Jackson State. The College Board also announced the selection of Christopher Brown, the current executive vice president at Fisk […] [...]

Ayers funding to drop off in 2012

JACKSON — Mississippi’s three historically black universities will begin receiving less money from the settlement of the decades-old desegregation lawsuit in 2012. Officials tell The Clarion-Ledger that the state is unlikely to have the funds to make up the difference. Settlement of the lawsuit, named after the late Jake Ayers Sr. who filed it in […] [...]

Keeping our eye on: Brad Franklin

Age: 38 Education: BS in mass communication, Jackson State University Current Position: Director of media & community affairs, Watkins Development; president/CEO, OurGlass Entertainment Brad Franklin, better known in the Capitol City as “Kamikaze” or just plain “Kaz”, has been director of media and communications affairs for Watkins Development since 2008. “(David Watkins) is a visionary,” […] [...]

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