People Dr. Nabarun Ghosh, associate professor of biology, is the author of five papers published in various publications this summer. Ghosh’s paper with co-authors Don W. Smith, A.B. Das and A. Chetterjee titled “Rapid in vitro Regeneration and Clonal Propagation of the Fastest Growing Leguminous Tree Albizia falcataria (L.) Fosberg using Leaflet Explant” was published in Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology 20(1):63-72, 2010. His paper on “Characterization of Aeroallergen of Texas Panhandle Using Scanning and Fluorescence Microscopy” was published in Scanning Microscopy 2010, SPIE Vol. 7729, Sec. 1X, pages 1-9. Co-authors are Mandy Whiteside, Chris Ridner, Yasemin Celik, C. Saadeh and Jeff Bennert. The Journal of Biotech Research published Ghosh’s paper on “Genetic Diversity of 28 Wild Species of Fodder Legume Cassia using RAPD, ISSR and SSR Markers: A Novel Breeding Strategy,” Vol. 2, pages 44-55. Co-authors are Suprava Mohanty, A.B. Das, B.B. Panda and Don W. Smith. A fifth paper, “Genetic Diversity Among Sorghum Bicolor L. Moench Genotypes as Revealed by Prolamines and SSR Markers,” was published in the Journal of Biotech Research, 2010, Vol. 2, pages 101-111. Co-authors are Ramya Vittal, Yiqun Weng and B.A. Stewart.
Dr. Dave Rausch, Teel Bivins Professor of Political Science, gave a Constitution Day presentation to an AP government class at Randall High School on Sept. 8 at the request of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands. The trust was established to promote public understanding of democracy, and one of its projects is to provide high-quality programs around Constitution Day. Teachers around the country can find guest lecturers for the classroom through the Annenberg Foundation Trust website, which is how Rausch was recommended as a guest speaker for Aaron Faver’s class. For more information about the Annenberg Foundation Trust, visit http://www.sunnylandsclassroom.org.