During the months of October and November 2011, there have been several reports of vandalism to vehicles parked on campus and in our concurrent jurisdiction in the City of Norfolk. We ask that all students, faculty and staff report any suspicious activity to our Non-Emergency Number–823-8102 or if it is an Emergency, call 823-9000 or 911. __________________________________________________________________ Here are some tips which hopefully will keep you from being a victim of theft of your personal belongings from your vehicle. Do not leave anything in your vehicle [...]

Social Science Research Day

The Honors College Discipline Specific Programs and the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work are sponsoring “A Day of Social Science Research” featuring Temple University professor Dr. Larry Icard, director of the Center of Intervention and Practice Research. He will spend Nov. 16 and 17 speaking to faculty and students about health promoting behaviors and HIV/AIDS practice intervention and research. His schedule is as follows: Nov. 16, 6 p.m., undergraduate men, Midrise, Junior Commons Room; Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-2:50 p.m., faculty and staff, Midrise, [...]

Biometrics Authentication Changing I.D. Process

Biometrics Authentication Changing I.D.  Process

In this 21st century of global information, there is an ever-growing need to authenticate individuals. Biometrics-based authentication is emerging as a reliable method that can overcome serious limitations of the traditional automatic personal identification technologies. Biometric recognition, or biometrics, refers to the automatic identification of a person based on his/her anatomical (e.g., fingerprint, iris) or behavioral (e.g., signature) characteristics or traits. This method of identification offers several advantages over traditional methods involving ID cards (tokens) or PIN numbers (passwords) for various reasons: (i) the person [...]

NSU Helps Move “Invisibility Cloaking” Forward

Imagine a friend tells you that they just painted their kitchen “blue.” You might ask if it’s Navy Blue, Sky Blue or Turquoise. But if they told you they painted a wall “black,” you wouldn’t have any such questions. There’s only one shade of black, right? Wrong. At least if work being conducted by Mikhail Noginov, Ph.D., at the NSU Center for Materials Research continues to evolve. Noginov and his colleagues, including Professor Evgeni E. Narimanov of Purdue University, who has proposed the concept, are [...]

Health Initiative Uses Innovative Approach

Norfolk State University has launched a new and innovative initiative titled “Achieving Sustainable Health Empowerment III: A Comprehensive Health and Wellness Initiative at NSU” (A.S.H.E. III). The initiative, which is geared towards women’s health on campus and in the community, has three primary components: the promotion of overall health; HIV/AIDS education, including prevention; and ending violence against women. This program is the first multi-tiered, multi-agency health and wellness program designed for a campus setting. This unique approach may serve as a model for other Historically [...]