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A&T, partners break ground at multi-campus site

Rendering of Union Square's first building

Reflecting its commitment to collaboration with other universities and the Greensboro community, North Carolina A&T joined with its academic and local government partners today in a groundbreaking at the Union Square Campus in downtown Greensboro.

Union Square’s first phase will be devoted to nursing and other health care professions.

A&T will locate its highly successful accelerated degree program in nursing and its RN-to-BSN program there.

Co-located with the A&T programs will be nursing programs from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford Technical Community College and Cone Health.  By housing the programs together, the four institutions can share lab space and equipment with significant cost savings.

“N.C. A&T was established in 1891 to prepare students for the careers of the modern day and the future,” Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. said at the event. “More than 124 years later, A&T is holding fast to that principle, and that is why our participation in this initiative is imperative.”

Union Square is the latest of A&T’s collaborations with other Greensboro-area institutions, UNCG in particular. A&T and UNCG created the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, a graduate-level education and research institution. The two universities also created and operate the Gateway University Research Park.  A&T and UNCG offer a joint master’s degree program in social work as well.

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Energy & Environmental Systems weekly seminars

This spring, the Department of Energy and Environmental Systems will hold weekly seminars conducted by its doctoral students. All seminars will be held on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. The location will vary between Fort IRC Room 410 and Gibbs 307.

The first seminar is this Thursday, Jan. 29, in Gibbs 307.

The seminars will cover a broad range of disciplines and topics, including carbon sequestration modeling, smart grid systems, sustainability in higher education, natural products’ immunotherapy effects on cancer, and topics relating to the NSF CREST Bioenergy Center and NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials.

Dates and topics for the entire series follow the jump.

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A&T Fall Family Counseling Conference to include Youth Mental Health First Aid for non-professionals

THEME: “Fostering Families: Connecting Communities.”

WHEN AND WHERE: Thursday and Friday, November 20-21, Proctor Hall, Room 160.

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS: Keynote speakers and presentations, youth mental health and supervision workshops, Graduate Research Poster Symposium.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Proposals for presentations are due this Friday, October 31, to Dr. Patricia Whitfield (click for email).

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID: Youth Mental Health First Aid is offered as a featured workshop on Thursday, November 20, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The workshop is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and others how to help adolescents (age 12-18) experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or who are in crisis. Note: This workshop is not intended for experienced mental health professionals. Registration is limited to 30 people.

Click here for more information and to register for the workshop only.

SPONSORS: Department of Human Development and Services, North Carolina A&T State University; Be a Substance Abuse and AIDS Free Environment (Be SAFE) North Carolina, A&T State University; North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Counselors; Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society at North Carolina A&T State University.

TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click here.

QUESTIONS: Dr. Patricia Whitfield, click for email, 334-7916.

Attention Nursing, health-care & ERC researchers: Seminar on pressure ulcer prevention, rehabilitation

WHAT: Weekly Engineering Research Center-Biomedical Engineering Seminar, 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., Friday, October 31, McNair Hall Lecture Room 4

TOPIC: Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Common Rehabilitation Strategies

PRESENTERS:
Dr. Jennifer Martin
Assistant Clinical Professor and Co-Director of Clinical Education
Department of Physical Therapy, Winston-Salem State University

Ms. Holly Garrigan
Clinical Instructor,  Physical Therapist Programs
Duke University @ Cone Health System Greensboro

ABSTRACT: Pressure ulcers are a far-too-common medical complication associated with limited mobility and prolonged bed rest. In 2006, CMS reported 322,946 cases of pressure ulcers among Medicare patients, of which the average cost of treatment exceeded $40,000. Subsequently, CMS implemented stricter regulations restricting reimbursement to agencies and facilities that allowed pressure ulcers to develop prompting health care providers to renew focus on primary preventative strategies. This talk will present the physiological processes and contributing factors that lead to this serious health condition and discuss common preventative strategies employed by rehabilitation professional.

Journalism’s Alumni Town Hall Summit to explore issues arising from coverage of Ferguson, Ray Rice

JOMC Town Hall detailsFrom the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, news of an event this Friday, October 24, at 10 a.m.:

Reaction to the Aug. 9, shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo. policeman continues to drive news cycles throughout the country. News coverage of the tragedy, largely driven by social media, resulted in the arrest and tear gassing of numerous journalists, who said such acts violated their first amendment rights. Critics argue that the journalists’ mistreatment should never have been part of the story’s narrative.

A few weeks after the Michael Brown shooting, Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens dominated the news when video footage showed the running back punching his soon-to-be wife in an Atlantic City elevator. Public outrage was swift and has yet to subside. Still, many observers say the punch, which knocked Janay Rice unconscious, is nobody’s business but the Rices.

What do crisis communicators say?

Those questions and more will be deliberated on Friday Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 12: 45 p.m. when the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication presents its 2014 Town Hall Summit, “Hands Up! Who’s Shooting!” and “Players’ Brawl: When Athletes and Celebs Need Crisis Communications.” The summit, which falls during A&T homecoming weekend, will enable alumni, students, faculty and others to explore the tenuous role of news media and public relations practitioners when tragedy and trauma unfold. The event will be held in the Crosby Hall TV Studio.

Invited special guests for Part I of the summit, “Hands Up! Who’s Shooting!.” include Wesley Lowery, a Washington Post reporter who was ordered to leave a McDonald’s while covering the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. Lowery, recently named Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, is also a frequent guest and contributor on MSNBC. Other panelists include Yasmine Regester, a reporter for the Carolina Peacemaker; Linda Florence Callahan, PhD, an A&T journalism professor; and A&T police chief, Glenn C. Newell.

Part II of the summit, “Players’ Brawl: When Athletes and Celebs Need Crisis Communications,” will welcome back Garry Howard, a seasoned sports and business journalist based in Charlotte, N.C. Other panelists include Brooke Waller, an employee communications representative for Northrop Grumman Corp.; Dawn Nail Davis, a communications officer for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at A&T; Kymberlee Norsworthy, a former Sony Music executive; and Bryan Holloway, associate athletics director/communications at A&T.

Seminar: Medical radioisotopes via reversible gels

Headshot of Dr. Bridges

Dr. Novella Bridges

The Chemistry Department invites you to attend a seminar Thursday, October 9, 11 a.m. in the New Science Building, Room 200. The guest speaker is Dr. Novella Bridges of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Abstract

“Radiogels: Reversible Gels for Delivery of Medical Radioisotopes: Using our RadioGel™ technology, it will be possible to successfully deliver a self-contained high-dose of radiation into a cancerous tumor. This technology will enable the maximum dose of radiation to be absorbed and allow a concise and uniform delivery into the targeted cancer tissue. This delivery system will minimize the radiation dose to the patient and other closely associated healthy tissue that might garner side effects.

“A vital component of the radiogel is a new polymer-based material. This material is biodegradable, water-based and thermally reversible stimulus-sensitive gelling copolymer. This copolymer is combined (in solution) with a high-energy, beta-particle-emitting radioisotope (Yttrium-90) in the form of a colloid. It is the colloid that is trapped within the solidified matrix of the gel that produces the high-dose of radiation.

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