Dr. Tameka Clemons, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, has received a 3-year grant from The National Science Foundation in the amount of $299,731 for her project entitled “Probing inter-compartmental cross-talk between redox and amylin signaling networks”. The main goal of this research project is to understand the relationship between proteins secreted from the beta-cell and oxygen radical formation. The understanding of the relationship between these proteins and oxygen radicals will help further the understanding of how to keep radicals from forming, which will help keep cells healthy. In addition, this project will allow students to participate in cutting edge discoveries in Biochemistry, as well as have students engage younger students in science by presenting scientific data at science events geared toward youth.
South Arts is searching for leaders in the presenting field from our nine-state region (including the Georgia Council for the Arts) to serve as panelists for our grants program. Panels will take place in April, May, and June. Each panel will be comprised of several panelists who have proven experience and expertise in at least one of the major performing arts disciplines (dance, music, and theater) or in literary arts.
Panels will be held in a web-based format (via phone and computer). Panelists are not expected to travel; however, each panelist must be able to commit to a brief orientation/training session, independent review and evaluation of applications, and one full-day of panel discussion.
South Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, supports multiple funding programs through the South Arts Fund. Touring grants support performing arts and literary arts presenting organizations for engagements by guest touring artists from outside of the presenter’s state. Eligible projects (theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, dance, and literature) must include publicly accessible performances or readings and educational activities that provide opportunities for people to participate in the arts.
To nominate yourself as a panelist for the grants program, please complete the online form.
Submitted nominations will be held for consideration for two years. If you have any questions of concerns, please visit the website or contact Nikki Estes at (404) 874-7244, ext. 16.
You are invited to attend the Data Science: Computation and Visualization Workshop to be held at Grinnell College, Grinnell IA, June 11-13, 2018. Registration, food and lodging are all covered by a generous grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to Grinnell College.
This workshop is designed for faculty who want to better prepare students in meeting the challenges of formatting, analyzing, and visualizing increasingly complex and large data sets. Two workshop tracks are planned. The first track is intended for faculty with little or no previous experience using R and Rstudio and will introduce participants to some tools for data analysis and visualization. The second track is intended for faculty with some previous experience using R and RStudio and will develop additional skills in these platforms.
Leading the workshop will be Nick Horton, professor of statistics at Amherst College; Danny Kaplan, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Macalester College; and Randy Pruim, professor of mathematics and statistics at Calvin College.
The deadline for applications for participation is March 31. Preference will be given to participants who are arriving with a specific topic of interest, or are planning to attend as part of a team of two or more faculty from the same institution, often with one member being someone with experience in statistics.
For more details about the conference and how to register, visit the website.