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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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Dr. Elizabeth E. Hood

Lipscomb Distinguished Professor


Education

  • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis (Plant Biology)
  • M.S., Oklahoma State University (Botany)
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma (Sociology)

Teaching Specialties

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Technology Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

  • Renewable resources—particularly biomass to ethanol
  • Foreign gene expression in transgenic plants
  • Plant cell wall structure and function
  • Plant cell biology and protein targeting

Affiliations

  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Specialty Crop Regulatory Assistance program executive steering committee
  • Infinite Enzymes, LLC (CEO)
  • Infinite Eversole Specialty Crop Services, LLC (Principal)

Biography

Thirty years experience in biology. Lipscomb Distinguished Professor of Agriculture at Arkansas State University. Previously, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer at ASU. Program Director in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at the National Science Foundation. Leader in forming one of the world's foremost transgenic plant research groups at ProdiGene, a plant biotechnology start-up company. Director of the cell biology group for plant production of therapeutic proteins at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a Fortune 500 Company. Internationally recognized for research program and associated expertise as evidenced by over 75 publications and patents as well as invitations to speak nationally and internationally.