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de-Laforcade.jpgDr. Andrew Arroyo, director of student pathways and academic formation, recently published two books. Dr. Arroyo edited Effective Leadership at Minority-Serving Institutions with Robert T. Palmer, Dina C. Maramba, Taryn Ozuna Allen, Tiffany Fountaine Boykin and John Michael Lee Jr. He co-authored Black Women College Students: A Guide to Student Success in Higher Education with Felecia Commodore and Dominique J. Baker.
OkpoduDr. Camellia Moses Okpodu, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s intelligence community Centers for Academic Excellence at Norfolk State University, served as a key advisor to the PBS News Hour and Patti Parson in the preparation of a proposal to the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation awarded a $200,000 to Greater Washington Education Telecommunications Association (WETA) for support of the project, "PBS NewsHour Coverage of Post-Harvey Research of Extreme Weather." Dr. Okpodu will serve as an advisor as the NewsHour prepares a series of stories aimed at discussing the roles that state and local governments play in mitigation and disaster recover from extreme weather events, specifically in the minority community.

newby-alexanderDr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts, was profiled by the American History Association. Read the profile here. listed Norfolk State University among its top ranking of historically black colleges and universities. Of the 101 active HBCUs in America, 30 schools were recognized on the ranking based on affordability, academic quality, and student support and outcomes. Norfolk State ranked 29. See the article here.

Dr-NoginovDr. Mikhail Noginov, professor of physics and in the Center for Materials Research, recently co-authored an article with Jacob B. Khurgin at Johns Hopkins University. The article, which is published in the journal Nature Materials, is titled “Miniature Lasers: Is Metal a Friend or Foe?” Nature Materials is part of Nature Research, a portfolio of journals dedicated to serving the scientific and medical communities and the wider scientifically interested general public.
de-Laforcade.jpgDr. Geoffroy de Laforcade, professor of history, who has conducted extensive research on Cuba recently made presentations at two universities during January. Dr. de Laforcade presented at Allen University in South Carolina on “The African Spirit of Cuba and South Carolina” on Jan. 11. He was featured as part of the First 2018 Walter Rodney Lecture Series of the Woodruff Library at Atlanta University on Jan. 18. The series was titled, “Groundings with My Others: Art, Memory, and Cultural Marronage in Revolutionary Cuba.” In October 2017, de Laforcade also presented at the First International Seminar on Afrodescendants of the Latin American Social Sciences Council in Havana, Cuba.
de-Laforcade.jpgEssence magazine has named Dr. Jediah Isler (B.S. ’03) as one of “STEM’s New Guard.” Dr. Isler appears in the magazine’s February 2018 issue.